at what point does it make a difference to change from amd fx 8350 to an intel
Iam looking to upgrade from an amd based system to an intel and wondering at what processor I would notice a difference between them. I mainly play games and some light photo shopping and video editing.
For gaming, a new i3 would improve your FPS, but the AMD would still be preferred for editing. I think you would need an i5 6500 or higher to see better overall performance. That being said, I wouldn't upgrade until I could no longer do what I wanted with the AMD, such as running a high end GPU.
MMOs tend to rape single core usage & even an i3 6100 will give better general performance in those game types - think 60fps minimums as opposed to the 40fps you're likely seeing at the moment.
I'd argue that 40fps is perfectly playable on those type of games though personally & a $200+ expense of an i3, new mb & ram + a full new install of everything isn't really cost or time effective unless you're really unhappy at the minute.
You could certainly benefit from a GPU upgrade really IMO.
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