It's not about being cheap, it's about spending wisely. The FX series are garbage CPUs, and there's no reason to invest in them when Ryzen exists and you can get much better for less money in the long run. I've seen some stores including Micro Center and Amazon advertising 1st gen Ryzen 5s and 7s for less than $100 including the R5-1600. That would be a much better purchase than a low end Pentium or a way past its' prime FX-8350.You guys made me look cheap, and I am cheap lol.
Well, if that’s you guys honest answers, disregard the benchmarks, how much better performance with the first generation Ryzen compares to these G4900, FX series? Such like...is there a big difference?
Totally agree, no reason to purchase a dual core in 2019. You can get a quad for $99 and a hex for $110 - $160.Agree. A 6thread cpu with good 1 thread performance is about the minimum id suggest for a modern gaming rig.
If stuck on a really tight budget, a 4 core cpu can still suffice for a lot of games. Avoid dual cores.
Also too, look at it this way. The FX-8350 was released in October of 2012. The Pentium G5400 was released last year. That's 6 years between the CPU releases (which in PC years is about 60). There have been many, many architecture changes in that time period. And when you consider the upgrade possibilities - the FX only has one, and it's one of the worst CPUs ever made (the FX-9590). If you have a good H370 or H310 motherboard paired with it, you can upgrade all the way to an i7-8700 if you so desire. While neither is ideal, the better long term investment is the Intel all the way.G5400 consumes much lower power than FX-8350. That's no argument. But then that point becomes really bland when looking between cpus specs on paper. FX-8350 is 8 "cores" while G5400 is only 2 cores with HT enabled.
Performance wise G5400 will certainly wipes FX 8350 on single threaded tasks, left out with dusts on multi.
Talking about prices FX-8350 are no longer sold new. On the used market they ranges from $63-74 depending on the seller. G5400 is about the same price brand new (newegg).
Only one that actually matters on AMD's side, which would be Zen. On Intel's side, the architecture has been mostly unchanged since Sandy Bridge and many people (myself included) are still happy enough with SB/IB i5/i7 from 7-8 years ago.There have been many, many architecture changes in that time period.
They also have some pretty impressive deals on Ryzen+Motherboard combos.By the way, if you have access to a Micro Center, this is the absolute best buy you can get for less than $100 currently:
6 cores, 12 threads and you can upgrade all the way to the current R7-2700X. Not too shabby.
It may still be reasonably alright, but at this point, the lack of upgrade path and availability of more well-rounded processors for not much more make it a questionable choice for a new system in 2019.I still have an FX-8350 (4,6GHz) and RX 590. No problem gaming at 1080p/60Hz.
Sure they are...Talking about prices FX-8350 are no longer sold new.
Oh, I agree 100%. And said so in my post. But the OP was asking for an opinion between only those two processors. And since it appears he already has the AM3+ platform, that would be all the more reason to opt for the FX 8350. Especially now that it comes with the very good Wraith LED cooler for only $70.It may still be reasonably alright, but at this point, the lack of upgrade path and availability of more well-rounded processors for not much more make it a questionable choice for a new system in 2019.