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Old December 25, 2013, 07:52 PM
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Intel or AMD? - Poll

I would appreciate it if you vote on the poll up above. Thank you

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 while Intel is better for doing video editing stuff (Forget exactly, lol). Is this true? please answer my poll and post about what you think.

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Old December 25, 2013, 08:03 PM
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Intel is faster clock for clock via amd is cheaper usually and can generally be oc'd to decent but not faster than intel performance levels . amd is budget gaming while maintaining multi core usage. intel will generally do everything faster esp with the higher core chips such as 4770k 8 core "4 core 4 hyperthreads" and LGA 2011 12 core "6 core 6 hyperthread's" cpu's but in general will cost you more money.
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Old December 25, 2013, 08:47 PM
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for me I never really noticedthe difference between my 2500k intel OC to 4.6 and my AMD 1100t be runbnin gat stock speeds with the same OS, ram same game settings and same 560ti vid cards using my 27"LCD TV.
I think on paper there is a huge difference saying the Intel runs better but I never noticed.
one thing I did notice though is that my intel has problems with XBMC freezing and crashing even if I run the intel at stock speeds now is it the CPU or MB I am not sure .
Personally I would go for AMD and by a hybrid harddrive and good Vidcard but that is just me.
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Old December 26, 2013, 12:54 AM
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I could type out a big long speech about why I recommend intel over AMD for CPU's right now but frankly I get sick of this argument. I've wasted time trying AMD and overclocking them just to find out it underperformed and replaced it with a Intel chip to find much improved everything.
That's all I'm going to really detail into its been proven over and over and over and over.

Do a few Google searches and you will see what I'm talking about its not just hocus pokus and people aren't just making this stuff up either.
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8350 vs 4770k

Now if you really want to go AMD and want to save the 100$ and Really want those 8 cores then all the power too you man a OC'ed 8350 can still perform respectfully but I would put a 930@4.2 up against it even and expect it to be a close comparison to be fair and the 930 is a 4 generation back processor 1st gen I7.
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Old December 26, 2013, 09:06 AM
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I totally agree that Intel OCs very easly and very high and is usually allot faster CPU but the OP is asking about gaming performance and like I mention personally I didn't notice any difference at al between my older AMD and Intel but there could be allot of different reasons for this like maybe the ram and vidcards work better with the sabertooth AMD booad and 1100t be processor the with the Intel set up and also even after doing bench mark testing between the two the Intel has higher numbers but for the real world gaming I was doing I don't notice any difference at all.

the intel I OC to 4.6 and I having even tried to really OC it Iwas just using the asrock auto function I probably could get even hirer if I try but it is so easy to oC this older 2500k Processor.
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Old December 26, 2013, 11:01 AM
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I don't think it matters to much. AMD wins in value and Intel wins performance. That said I have run Intel since the Athlon 64 as my primary desk top. I have bought and used 3 AMD laptops and given the price differential I would not consider an Intel laptop for casual use.

http://products.ncix.com/detail/ncix...81118-1051.htm

I mean you are not going to find a motherboard and cpu for $230 in the intel lineup. I would say it depends what you were looking for. If a 4670K was the performance you wanted or better go intel. I would say go for Amd any cpu below that.
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AMD ~ Intel : Coke ~ Pepsi :P
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UPDATE: here are two CPU's I have in mind:
Intel i7-4770s
AMD FX-9730


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between those the 4770k is a no brainer they are nearly the same price and a fx9730 is basically a overclocked 8320/8350.
the FX9730 is a factory overclocked heat producing waste of money. super liam i suggest you start doing a little more research before making posts about subjects like this.
things like this are easily figured out with a simple google search and have been discussed to death.
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UPDATE: here are two CPU's I have in mind:
Intel i7-4770s
AMD FX-9730


What do you think?
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.
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