I am currently looking to upgrade my desktop and I am unsure to go for a AMD or Intel system.
The AMD system would consist of:
CPU: AMD FX-8350 Vishera 4.0GHz eight-core
RAM: Dual Channel DDR3 1866.
The Intel system would have:
CPU: Core i7 3770 Gen3 Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz quad-core
RAM: Quad Channel DDR3 1600
My main question is whether the eight core provides any benefit with any programs today?
Would assigning certain CPU heavy programs to the upper four cores, then the windows system processes to the lower four cores allow the computer to run smoother and would it provide much of a benefit over the i7?
Dual vs quad channel RAM, Theoretically there should be a large speed increase going for the quad channel but from what I have read on the internet there is not that much of a increase. Does anyone have any experiences with the differences in RAM types?
Any general opinions on either of the systems welcome.