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Old 09-05-13, 05:38 PM
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AMD 8350 & 7970 Gaming Rig Review

Time to see if a system built entirely around AMD components can finally cut the mustard.



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Nice one sir.
I am astonished how much of a difference there is on 3dMark11.
And even in some games like Far Cry 3 or Metro 2033 the amd 8350 bottlenecking the gpu quite a lot.
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Nice one sir.
I am astonished how much of a difference there is on 3dMark11.
And even in some games like Far Cry 3 or Metro 2033 the amd 8350 bottlenecking the gpu quite a lot.

Bottle neck is a noob word mate wash your mouth out.


Its just titles where the CPU is required more......
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Bottle neck is a noob word mate wash your mouth out.


Its just titles where the CPU is required more......




I understood bottle neck as holding something back. So if the CPU slows down the frames, it is holding back the potential frames the GPU could throw out. Isn't it ?
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Good write up there Tom !

Were you using Windows 8 for this?
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Old 09-05-13, 06:22 PM
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I understood bottle neck as holding something back. So if the CPU slows down the frames, it is holding back the potential frames the GPU could throw out. Isn't it ?
Some games use the cpu more. doesnt mean its holding the GPU back. Its complicated dude but bottle neck isnt the word.


@ Alien no mate W7. It was worse on W8 with most benches so we went with what looks best and also what a great deal of people seem to be running still.
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Nice article

I was thinking I should have looked into the 8350 more before buying a 2500k, the benchmarks look pretty close to the intel 2011.
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are you using the Patch for windows 7 tom? the one which changes the processor scheduling?
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Great article, good to see AMD is back in the 'game' for gaming.
Still massively out of my budget though
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The 8350 isn't too bad, it gives the 2500k and 3450k a run for their money. performance does lack quite a bit in some games and benches compared to the Intel builds though.

Still, for the cost of the 8350 and the money you save on AMD motherboards, you do still get good bang for your buck.

Shame AMD doesn't have anything to compete against Haswell till late this year, early next year. Would be nice to see some serious competition between AMD and Intel again. It would be good all round and would bring prices down/make them more competitive and give them both reason to release faster and better CPUs, instead of drip feeding us tiny improvements each year.
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