Thread: Intel Vs. AMD
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Old April 29, 2013, 06:46 AM
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Good Luck extinguishing any arguments here. NOT going to happen.

I used to be a die-hard AMD boy, all the way back to the original Athlon days, and I even still have a 1055T in my son's rig. I also went out and bought and played with an 8350 for a few days.

Then I went out and bought a Z77 platform and a 3570K. And, while it may not have been noticeably faster than the 8350 at anything, when I noticed the drastically lower heat production, I was sold through and through, and wondered what I had been waiting for all this time.

I have both rigs (my son's and mine) in the new computer room in my house. I run mine 24/7 and fold on it. It stays nice and cool I tried running the boy's rig (with the 1055T) and folding on it, but the room just gets waaay to hot. That thing pumps out the heat (OC'd to 3.7). I now keep the boy's computer OFF when he's not on it, and it doesn't fold anymore. Pity, really. That 1055T got some good numbers, it just wasn't worth the heat output.

Oh, and Intel's RST kicks ASS! When I saw how quickly my rig booted into windows for the first time using the Z77 platform, my jaw dropped.


Anyway, I believe that AMD now has the performance to match Intel, more or less (with the 8350, at least), especially for the price you pay. What they really have to work on now is power consumption (which will bring down heat output). They seem to have the architecture (with Vishera) down pat, now they could use a die shrink.

HTPC: Z77A-G45; 3770K; Zalman FX70; 2x4GB Kingston HyperX 1600Mhz; MSI GTX960; 2x 128GB Crucial M4 SSD; 4TB WD Red, 2x 2TB WD Green; Corsair RM650I; Corsair Carbide 600C;
Son's Rig: M5A97; FX8350; CNPS20LQ; 2x4GB Corsair Vengeance 1600Mhz; Powercolor 7950; 250GB Crucial MX200; 320GB WD Black HDD; SPI 700W; Bitfenix Shinobi;
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