Best New AMD PC Gaming Processors for 2013

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The AMD FX-8350 finally gives AMD Builders a reason to upgrade from their old AMD Phenom II CPU.The top rated, bestselling AMD processor for 2011 was the AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition CPU.
The AMD FX-8350 finally gives AMD Builders a reason to upgrade from their old AMD Phenom II CPU.
The AMD FX-8350 finally gives AMD Builders a reason to upgrade from their old AMD Phenom II CPU.
The top rated, bestselling AMD processor for 2011 was the AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition CPU.
The top rated, bestselling AMD processor for 2011 was the AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition CPU. | Source
5 stars for AMD FX-8350
AMD FD8350FRHKBOX FX-8350  FX-Series 8-Core Black Edition Processor
AMD FD8350FRHKBOX FX-8350 FX-Series 8-Core Black Edition Processor

AMD's flagship processor right now is great for photo and video editing and does a good job with most games as well.

 

Gaming aficionados are constantly on the hunt for the best performance hardware for the least amount of money. They continually update their builds because they know that a lagging computer could cause them to freeze or die right when they are at the point that it matters most.

A finely-tuned gaming build can give a gamer a distinct advantage by allowing them to see things just a fraction of a second before their opponents. I'm amazed at how many of my buddies still scream into their headsets that they "shot the other guy first", when we both know that what their computer showed was just a little different than what actually happened...

Although your entire build is important, two pieces to the hardware puzzle are essential to life and death on the battlefield, your graphics card, and your CPU. We've already covered the best i7 CPU for 2013, so now it's AMD's turn.

Intel Vs. AMD CPU

AMD has been making a strong case for itself in the low to upper middle price range for it's CPU. If you are willing to spend an arm and a leg, Intel simply has the advantage in its extreme processors over $500.

In this hub, we'll focus on AMD processors that give gamer's, high-intensity programmer's, and engineers a price break and a performance boost.

What AMD CPU will you Purchase in 2013?

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  • AMD FX 8 Series
  • AMD FX 6 Series
  • AMD FX 4 Series
  • AMD Llano APU
  • AMD Trinity APU
  • AMD Phenom II X 6
  • AMD Phenom II X4
  • AMD Athlon II
  • Other
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Phenom II CPU spec List - Click to enlarge.
Phenom II CPU spec List - Click to enlarge.
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AMD Processor Reviews 2013:

Our choice for best gaming AMD processor of 2013 is the AMD FX-8350. You certainly won't find eight-core performance for under $200 from its competitor. If you read the article mentioned about Intel vs. AMD they compare the Phenom IIX6 vs. the Intel core i7 930 and the AMD 1090T wins hands down. Oh by the way, the i7 930 is still over $100 more right now.

Technical Details of the AMD FX Series 8350 Piledriver:

  • Multi-Core: Eight-core
  • Operating Frequency: 4.0GHz (4.2GHz Turbo)
  • Socket: AM3+
  • L3 Cache: 8MB
  • Power: 125W

Phenom II, Piledriver, or Bulldozer?

I still really like the Phenom II X4 965 and I'm not the only one. It's still on most top 20 lists. For Under $100 it gives you good performance for a $500 Budget Gaming PC build. That being said, it's probably worth it for most to jump up to the AMD FX 6300 at this point in time.

A Blink into the Past - Here's AMD on the Phenom II X6 1090T CPU:

"If you're an enthusiast looking to push the limits of PC performance, the Phenom II X6-1090T makes it easier than ever to overclock your system. The unlocked multiplier allows you to manually increase the chip's frequency far beyond its stock values. You can achieve the best results by combining your processor with a reliable motherboard, high-performance SDRAM, and an effective cooling system. With the right combination, you'll be able to overclock your chip to unprecedented speeds."

What consumers on Amazon are saying about the Phenom II X6 1090T CPU:

"I'm completely stable at 4.175GHz. Is it my final result? Probably not with my existing equipment, but I am extremely impressed with the result. My goal is still to get to 4.2GHz..."

"This CPU is something to get excited about, when you consider the price. Overclocked to 3.8 GHZ without breaking a sweat..."

"...this cpu is like a goldmine for gamers..."

Considering an APU? Trinity Vs. Llano:

I'm certainly excited to see the performance gains that Trinity brought us in 2012 vs. Llano in 2011. It now makes the prospect of a $300-400 Gaming PC a possibility. The third generation AMD A10-6800k is the top-of-the-line product right now and beats out Intel HD 4000 integrated graphics handily. I still like the A10-5800k right now as far as a value play and it may be a good motherboard CPU combo for gamers on a budget.

Intel Vs. AMD - Brand Loyalty?

In the end it doesn't matter whether you choose Intel or AMD, they have no loyalty to you, so your loyalty should be to yourself and to building the best gaming PC that you can with as little money as you can.

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