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Again, the i3-2100 is faster and costs the same or less than most Phenom II solutions. AMD doesn't have anything going for it right now except misguided buyers and Fusion.

Seriously? Misguided buyers? Not all PC buyers want the highest RAW performance possible. Fusion is a seller because it is perfect HTPC parts. AMD multi-core CPU also is a kicker because it performs exceptionally well on video editing. Some people don't want to pay very high to get the highest possible performance.

I agree i3-2100 is a kicker when it comes to gaming but that's about it.
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post #82 of 94
It really depends what that computer is going to be used for, tho the user is and their budget.

I just built a AMD fusion based PC for a friend a few weeks ago and he's super happy with it but he really doesn't game much (and when he does it's that casual free web based stuff) and all he uses his computer for is browsing, music and movie watching (it's hooked up to his 'entertainment center' or whatever the fancy word is for your surround sound system plus HDTV).

I'm pretty sure I could have built him something similar Intel based for a similar enough price but hey all else equal might as well throw AMD a bone, feel a little guilty after dumping my old x6 for my current 2500k .
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Originally Posted by -X3- View Post
You know what present perfect simple is, right? Lawl
No, I don't know what you mean. Does that somehow translate to presented in a perfectly coherent and simple statements? Because that's not what it reads as as you're failing to write clear and coherent sentences with the correct spelling.

Your English and grammar are terrible, please address this before "trying" to provide any relevant advice or feedback.

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Seriously? Misguided buyers? Not all PC buyers want the highest RAW performance possible. Fusion is a seller because it is perfect HTPC parts. AMD multi-core CPU also is a kicker because it performs exceptionally well on video editing. Some people don't want to pay very high to get the highest possible performance.

I agree i3-2100 is a kicker when it comes to gaming but that's about it.
95% of users on these boards are gamers. If someone's serious about video editing it's probably their job in which case they're using an i7.
    
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post #84 of 94
The only advantage in buying AMD over Intel is that AMD usually keeps their sockets for longer. After that, it's really whatever is cheapest and offers the best price / performance for what you do.

End of story...
 
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post #85 of 94
Dont mean to sound like the fanboi that I am but...

I just built a AMD 560 build for dirt cheap!

-80$ for a 560 that Unolocked to 4 cores and is now running stable @ 4.0Ghz
on air CM Hyper-520 29$
-880 boards come with a GPU and can be found for like 50$
-DDR3 well yeah 30$ and your good
-No need for a nice psu without a Discrete GPU, 500W is more than enough
and can be picked up for less than 50$

So yeah, that's a decent starter system that will play most games @medium+ settings
for a upgrade throw in a HD69xx and your golden!

Built a friends system like this for less than 400$ and we splurged a little on a case


not sure that can be done with Intel, but I don't know there low-end chips.

I know its more of a novice build, but for some reason, thats the stuff that people ask me to build the most. Nobody wants to spend the extra 100s for a decent system.
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Cheaper CPUs and MOBOs with pretty much on par gaming performance. My next rig will most definitely be AMD.
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post #87 of 94
Current intel processors are better processors than what amd has on the market, that's the flat out truth. Games for the most part are more gpu bound putting intel and amd on a fairly even ground. Amd needs to get their stuff together because game developers will continue to push hardware including cpu's. Amd's price point over the years has been great for us gamers.
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Intel offers insane performance (better than AMD for the most part) but at an insane price. AMD offers awesome performance for a very good price. You can't argue with getting 6 cores for $150 and up. It's all about what you want. People are gonna have different opinions about it. I prefer AMD in desktops and Intel in laptops.
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post #89 of 94
Either way you will have the best of both worlds, Bulldozer and Sandy Bridge.

I say go for it, And get a 8 core bulldozer chip when it comes out.
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One of the best things about AMD right now is their fusion line-up. With more and more programs being coded for GPU acceleration it's not right up AMD alley.

It's true that in the X86 department they're being slammed by Intel and really when you look at it, the price points between AMD and comparable (usually faster) Intel items are not as much as people like to think.

I think that AMD is in a good place to capitalize on capturing market share from intel through their fusion line, but nothing else really. Unless bulldozer is some godly CPU from another dimension Intel will still be king in the CPU category.
 
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