Thread: Intel Vs. AMD
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Old April 30, 2013, 06:56 PM
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I love amd, but their focus is (and has been for the last bit) on APU for the growing market of laptops/netbooks/etc etc (and rightly so given the market trends). They still offer good cpus at good prices, but the power usage kills the deal for me (unless you can really take advantage of those threads). Buying new right now I have to say intel has it in the bag, unless you are in the market for a budget general use/light gamer (then get an APU), or need max threads on the cheap (then go fx). My x3 710 has got another bit of life in it on my ddr2 board....the upgrade path with AMD is nice....always keeping an eye out for a CHEAP x4 965 or x6 1090t that could slot in (otherwise I will wait for a new platform in a year or so).
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