Go Back   Hardware Canucks > HARDWARE > CPU's and Motherboards

    
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11 (permalink)  
Old December 27, 2013, 08:09 AM
ShinraCorp's Avatar
MVP
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Gatineau
Posts: 466

My System Specs

Default

Actually for gaming the i7 series has no benefits compare to the i5 series, i7 has only a bigger cache and that's it, the cache isn't used for gaming. So already you can save some money and go with the highest i5 (i5-4670S or i5-4670K you get K if you want to overclock, if not just stick with S and a mainstream motherboard).

Quote:
Very odd picks. A low power version of the 4770 vs a small electric heater. My pick (not on your list) is a 4770k if you want to OC or just 4770 otherwise. 4770s is not a processor I would purchase. And the 9730 is a huge waste of money IMO. If you want AMD make it a 8320 or 8350...I would still go for one of the i7 over them though if funds permit.
The S at the end of the Intel Core processor means Performance Optimized not Power Saving, Power Saving is with the T at the end. What do they mean by performance optimized I am not sure, I smell a benchmark in the making for it :P

Learn About Intel® Processor Numbers

As for AMD, the underdog of the two you will get great CPUs for a budget price, however comparing both of them without any overclocking will show that Intel wins. AMD is supposed to be the overclock friendly of the two. You asked for the FX-9730, I'm sure you meant the 9370, if it's only meant for gaming then you're good, if not then you will be severely crippled by it's slow performance with video editing, image editing, but hey it comes with a liquid cooling kit (the one on Newegg anyway) so perhaps overclocking it wouldn't hurt.

My personal experience is this: I got an i5-750 (1st gen baby! lol) and I play all of my games at the highest settings @ 1080p (including Battlefield 4) because most of the games are GPU intense instead of CPU intense like it was with DirectX 9.0 titles. So really like I said if it's JUST for gaming go with AMD if it's for anything else that requires a CPU go with intel.
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old December 27, 2013, 05:55 PM
sf101's Avatar
MVP
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 305
Default

ShinraCorp actually your the one whose wrong. the S is for small formfactor. and it comes in at a base clock of 3.1ghz vs 3.4ghz of the 3770/k and also comes with a smaller/slimmer "S" heatsink so Bond007 is correct and perhaps you should do alittle more first hand research before correcting people.
__________________
My 5 Current Rigs-Guest-Main-Work/Spare-HTPC-Laptop
I7930@4.0GHz-Guest
3770K@ 4.8GHz -Main
2500k @ 4.7GHz -work/Spare
3570K @ 4.5 -HTPC
MSI GT70-2OC/770m-998/4800MHz -Laptop
SF101 HW BOT
GPU's ("xfire"2x XFX290X@1150/1500"EKWB"|GIGAOC7970WF3@1250/1850|Asus480GTX@900/2000|
2xEvga260Core216's SLI in HTPC-Retired gpu's 9600ati|9800proATI|8800GTS"320mb&640mb"
|8800GTX|9800GT|9800GX2
Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old December 27, 2013, 08:24 PM
ShinraCorp's Avatar
MVP
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Gatineau
Posts: 466

My System Specs

Default

I see you completely ignored the link I provided until then there's no point in having an argument with you.
Reply With Quote
  #14 (permalink)  
Old December 28, 2013, 09:31 PM
SuperLiam's Avatar
Rookie
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Clarenville, Newfoundland & Labrador
Posts: 26

My System Specs

Default

I appreciate your feedback everyone. If I have any questions towards hardware, this will be my first place to check.
Reply With Quote
  #15 (permalink)  
Old February 27, 2014, 08:15 PM
Hall Of Fame
F@H
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Montreal
Posts: 1,509

My System Specs

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SuperLiam View Post
Hey guys, I'm thinking about getting either a Intel or AMD based CPU. I play games on my computer like Call of Duty, Metro: Last Light, etc. I heard that AMD is a better choice for gaming
You heard wrong, Intel is the best choice for gaming right now. AMD is just if you are low on budget! But you don't have to go crazy on Intel and do a loud bang with a Core i7, a Core i3 would do the job as well.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #16 (permalink)  
Old April 14, 2014, 04:52 PM
The Buzz Kill's Avatar
Rookie
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Kitchener ontario
Posts: 26
Default

From what i've read the generally impression is that anything amd is bad so people generally recommend intel and nvidea for some reason. I always choose based on the individual product instead of blanket statements like intel>amd or vice versa.
Reply With Quote
  #17 (permalink)  
Old April 16, 2014, 10:30 AM
Top Prospect
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 150
Default

If I was gaming and (you?) had the budget, I'd go with an i5-4700k and just overclock with a good video card. It's probably more than enough.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
ASRock Updates Intel RST Driver For Intel Smart Response Technology Sam_Reynolds Press Releases & Tech News 0 May 12, 2011 10:19 AM
Intel Announces Next in Solid-State Drive Line Up: Intel SSD 510 Series FiXT Press Releases & Tech News 0 February 28, 2011 03:00 PM
Intel & NVIDIA Officially Bury Hatchet: Intel to Pay $1.5 Billion in Licensing Fees SKYMTL Press Releases & Tech News 4 January 12, 2011 03:51 AM
[WTT] GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD4P LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard For Video Card or CPU gerardfraser Buy/Sell & Trade 5 July 19, 2010 03:15 PM