This a companion article on the actual numbers involved between the CPUs discussed in the Best Cheap CPU For A Gaming PC 2018 – Picking A Processor article. Once we get past this article there really isn’t much to recommend from AMD at the moment, that may change in November but it’s January, so don’t hold your breath. We’ll be looking at the comparative products between the two big players, AMD and Intel. First up the AMD FX 4350 Vs Intel i3 4130.
AMD FX 4350 Vs Intel i3 4130 – Which is Better?
|AMD FX-4350||Intel i3 4130|
|Passmark Single Core||1,515||1,969|
|Upgrade Options||None Really||Plenty, LGA 1150 socket has many options that will still be viable next year.|
|Additional Notes||Overall it may seem that the FX-4350 is out classed in every way, but I can attest that side by side there really isn’t much of a performance difference in game.||For short term this wold be the best option. Decent performance now and the opportunity to upgrade to a more powerful CPU down the line. A top buy.|
|Future||AMD will be releasing the Zen chips near the end of next year, they will again focus on per core performance, but only time will tell if the match up to intel.||Intel has released a new architecture recently, so all of the LGA 1150 chips are out of date. In saying that, the chips are frankly fantastic across the board, so I wouldn’t worry too much if you go for this one.|
So which is a better value for a CPU, the AMD FX 4350 or the Intel i3 4130? I have to say the i3 4130 is the better buy and value. While I like the 4350 it just doesn’t make economic sense, you’ll have to buy a new motherboard along with a CPU when you upgrade. Whereas with the 4130 all you’ll need is a new CPU. Now I can confirm that the 4350 will still run modern games, and run them well, I have one myself. Overall the best option is still the i3 6100.