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AMD FX-8350 or Intel Core i7-4790K for video production/rendering PC?
Which CPU should I purchase for gaming, 3D design, rendering and video editing? Intel or AMD?
Question asked by Mike from United States | Answered by Anthony Garreffa | CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs Content | Posted: Feb 25, 2015 2:05 am
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I am trying to decide between a FX8350 set up vs a i7 4790K set up.


I will use the pc for gaming, graphic design, 3D design and rendering and video editing.


I am moving up from a old q6600 system.


I don't have to have the best, just something that works well. The less money to spend the better, I can get other stuff I need.


My gpu is a GTX660 that will transfer to the new build until I can buy a GTX970 or GTX980.


Which pc set up should I go for?

Hi Mike,


This is a good question, and something that is easy to answer. The AMD FX-8350 isn't a bad CPU by any means, but for graphic/3D design, rendering and video editing, I would sway toward the Intel quite heavily. Even in gaming situations the Intel chip will be superior, but it doesn't make the AMD CPU a bad purchase at all.




Intel's Core i7-4790K is a bloody awesome processor, and something that will do some serious number crunching for you. When you want to jump out of work and into some games, it will handle all of those like the best of them.


As for the GPU, the GeForce GTX 660 will be fine until you buy that GTX 970 or GTX 980.

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