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Buy a AMD FX 8320 or Core i3 for UE4?

Cooking takes many many millions of years on my current Pentium G 3220 dual core CPU

So thinking of buying a AMD board and a FX 8320. Money is a big issue so looking for the best value for my money for rending in UE4 development.

8 core AMD sounds like a good deal to me. i5 is waaay to expensive and out of the question offcourse a FX 8320 and a mainboard would bring up the price close to a i5.

But how much more powerful would a i5 even be compared to the 8 core AMD? even though intel does more performance per core how much vs 8 threads on AMD for UE4?

Which CPU does UE4 favors?

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asked Oct 23 '14 at 03:46 PM in Everything Else

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avatar image Roccinio Oct 23 '14 at 07:51 PM


8320 can be overclocked and perform the same as an 8350.That said i would go for an 8350 and overclock it to 4.6ghz.You would get i7 performance with a fraction of the cost.In some multithreaded applications it even outperforms it.

Downsides are that you need a good psu and if you want to overclock don't even thing buying a MoBo that does not have a 990fx chipset on it.Also you will need to buy an aftermarket cooler.The stock one is terrible.

avatar image WalkingDead Oct 23 '14 at 08:24 PM

hey thanks but the mainboard you pointed out is too expensive this would really defeat the purpose of all this. Best I go with a FX 6300 or buy an i3 haswell for my current intel haswell setup and sell my pentium g. Maybe I should go with a cheap mainboard for like $56 bucks and a FX 6350 and just run it stock with stock cooler right?

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