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It's not really bias if it's true.

This one might be true but i am just stating a fact.
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Originally Posted by PowerRanger View Post

Is this a surprise to anyone? Seriously, was this "test" even necessary?
I'm not trying to act like a fanboy, but the fact of the matter is that Intel has been in the lead since the Core 2 Duo days. Unrivaled.

Pretty much. I mean, buying ATI seems to be the best decision AMD has made in a while. Certainly is keeping their company afloat.
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post #133 of 186
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I'll just leave this here, in case you didn't bother to read the article.

I missed that page. Anyways what I said stands - it's pretty clear that Phenom II X4 is the better overall choice than i3 if you don't care about power consumption. Beats it in gaming, and a decent gain over i3 for multi-threaded. And nobody would cheap out on $20 to go with a SB Pentium over i3, so it's pretty much irrelevant to say "Intel wins at every price point". More like, roughly tied <$150, wins at $220+.
 
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post #134 of 186
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Pretty much. I mean, buying ATI seems to be the best decision AMD has made in a while. Certainly is keeping their company afloat.

True.

And when you see Intel's current budget CPUs (the Pentium line) beating AMD's previous flagship CPUs and CURRENT flagship CPUs in some games, you know AMD has a lot of ground to cover.

Just shows how superior Intel's architectures really are.

I haven't been with Intel for the last few years because I don't like AMD. I wish AMD would give Intel a run for their money, but the fact is: You want the fastest? You go Intel.

I also agree with the ATI thing.

Since 2009 all my GPUs have been ATI/AMD. ATI and nVidia keep the performance race interesting, while AMD vs Intel just becomes predictable.
Edited by PowerRanger - 1/31/12 at 11:28am
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True.
And when you see Intel's current budget CPUs (the Pentium line) beating AMD's previous flagship CPUs and CURRENT flagship CPUs in some games, you know AMD has a lot of ground to cover.
Just shows how superior Intel's architectures really are.
I haven't been with Intel for the last few years because I don't like AMD. I wish AMD would give Intel a run for their money, but the fact is: You want the fastest? You go Intel.

Agreed, but it also shows how easy it is to drive games these days when you can get great frame rates with a Pentium dual core. ..
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They also had the 8150... and they did test with AMD CPUs OCd.
What, where? they had an 8120 there which is under $200 though.
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Pretty much. I mean, buying ATI seems to be the best decision AMD has made in a while. Certainly is keeping their company afloat.

I don't know if I'd say that...I haven't researched it or anything, but I know they are selling APUs like hot cakes.

...or are those tied into the GPU division as well? They are GPUs as much as they are CPUs. If that is the case than the ATI side of things really is the bread winner of the family
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All this did was make me feel really good about the i3 I bought.
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Another Tom's shill piece for Intel. Gotta love how they list "Sub-$200 CPUs" and then put the $230 2500k on the list. As if that werent enough bias , they then OC the 2500 to 4 Ghz against all stock speed AMD's, and then exclaim it's #1 . A 955@ 4 Ghz will blow away a 2500 at the same speed in real-game performance, and costs HALF as much...... Complete joke, but what do you expect from Tom's ?

You're not being serious are you?
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Another Tom's shill piece for Intel. Gotta love how they list "Sub-$200 CPUs" and then put the $230 2500k on the list. As if that werent enough bias , they then OC the 2500 to 4 Ghz against all stock speed AMD's, and then exclaim it's #1 . A 955@ 4 Ghz will blow away a 2500 at the same speed in real-game performance, and costs HALF as much...... Complete joke, but what do you expect from Tom's ?

You're not being serious are you?

he cant be. or he is really uninformed.
    
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