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AMD FX8350 BE / Gigabyte HD7970 / ASUS Sabertooth 990FX R2 Review

In October last year AMD released the FX8150 Black Edition 8 Core processor which met with a mixed reception. While the chip delivered good performance, it was priced too high and couldn’t compete against equivalent Intel processors.

Today we are looking at the latest AMD Black Edition, the FX8350, which as the name suggests, is unlocked for the overclocking audience. The default frequency is 4ghz, 400mhz quicker than the FX8150. Is it a good value for money proposition as 2012 comes to a close?

Today we decided to build a AMD system for this review, focusing on the FX8350 Black Edition when paired up with the Asus Sabertooth 990FX R2 motherboard and 3 fan cooler Gigabyte HD7970 graphics card. Is this the foundation for a kick ass gaming system?

Due to unforeseen personal circumstances I wasn’t able to cover every area of testing that I wanted for the review today, but I hope that the review will still offer enough information to make an informed buying decision.

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