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Hello there, looking to persuade a friend into not buying an AMD processor.

Growliff1234

36 months ago

My friend is wanting to buy an 8350, telling him it's not worth it doesn't work for him, even though he knows I do not much other that mess around and look at computers. How do I make him get my drift?

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  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

He doesn't have a motherboard yet by the way.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Tell him its on par with a CPU that is about half of its price (the Pentium G4600) and doesn't have a upgrade path. Is paying more for similar performance, no upgrade path, older RAM, older features, more power, really worth it?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

How do you know it's not for him? Maybe what he wants to use it for benefits from an AMD CPU better than an Intel one. Ask him what he will use the PC for.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Show him some benchmarks.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Tell him to wait for Ryzen if he wants an AMD processor.

IMO, I understand you're only trying to help him, but sometimes you just gotta let people chose what they want in the end. I mean either way its still a fairly decent CPU, OC it and get it a good cooler and it should last a couple more years.

FX 8370 owner here, just bought it for myself and it performs on par for what I was expecting. If thats what he wants, then it should be fine. Sure its not the best choice, but its not a terrible on either.

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