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It's actually really sad to see AMD in the position they are in with regards to their CPU performance.

It's not just bad it's pathetic and that's not me trolling just telling it like it is.

Their GPU's are amazing though and I'm pretty sure I'm going to be spending a bit of my tax return money on a 7970. That thing makes me hot.
    
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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

The integrated graphics on the APU is probably in cooperation with their GPU division. I mean, only their GPU division can engineer something so good. If you look at the CPU half of the APU, it's still crap.
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Well here is the way I see it, unless your on something higher than 1080, any platform will provide a good gaming experience. End of story....unless you play skyrim tongue.gif

Im now on a 2500k, but amd isnt bad for gaming, 9/10 I bet you cant notice the difference with the eye.

2011 I built my 1100T build, got it stable at 4244mhz, then bought the 8150 at launch and sold it a week later, got it to 4.9ghz, wasnt bad but for gaming with a 560ti at the time wasnt worth it, didnt really bring anything to the table. Im now since sunday on a 2500k (playing around with 4.8ghz) and love it, but seriously bf3 with a 570gtx doesnt play noticibly better than my 1100T, I will say though core use is lower on the 2500k though, but on 1080 with a single gpu I dont SEE a difference, dont have enough data to see if my min/max/average changed yet but if it does, I dont SEE it.

Games I played on amd build were starcraft 2, cod black ops, crysis 2, bf3, dirt 2, dirt 3, NFS the run, and all played great.

ALL that said, anyone building for gaming should just start with intel if you dont have a bias, amd has no price advantage now, if you do and want amd for whatever reason, get a x6 1090/1100 or 8120/50, anything else is pointless, sorry x4 guys, better thuban imc and the ability to oc over 4.0ghz x6 wins. If no overclocking I can see getting a x4.
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Now lets compare the costs.
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Now lets compare the costs.

AMD's cost excuse is no longer valid.
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Well here is the way I see it, unless your on something higher than 1080, any platform will provide a good gaming experience. End of story....unless you play skyrim tongue.gif
Im now on a 2500k, but amd isnt bad for gaming, 9/10 I bet you cant notice the difference with the eye.
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Games I played on amd build were starcraft 2, cod black ops, crysis 2, bf3, dirt 2, dirt 3, NFS the run, and all played great.
ALL that said, anyone building for gaming should just start with intel if you dont have a bias, amd has no price advantage now, if you do and want amd for whatever reason, get a x6 1090/1100 or 8120/50, anything else is pointless, sorry x4 guys, better thuban imc and the ability to oc over 4.0ghz x6 wins. If no overclocking I can see getting a x4.

agree 100% with you, I only need 60fps(solid) vsync on everything max out , smile.gif
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agree 100% with you, I only need 60fps(solid) vsync on everything max out , smile.gif

Yeah, I honestly just switched for the fun of it since I already had a chance to oc an 8150 and 1100, decided with prices what they are on the 2500k now would be a good time to play with one. Next will be ivy a few months after launch if things go smooth for intel. I wouldnt mind trying piledriver if amd makes a comeback but didnt wanna wait that long for a new cpu to play with.
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Remember AMD's Blind Test? Wish they had taken lower-budget chips into consideration. But even then they would've been yelling "results are out, our testers couldn't notice a difference between 35fps and 55fps! So please buy an AMD chip for gaming mkay?"
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Toms is garbage.

I thought AMD was pulling out of the CPU market anyways? How do they think this article is relevant?
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My only complaint about the article is that they included an A4-3400 APU in a series of gaming benchmarks that were all at 1080p. Who in their right mind would even consider that thing for such a resolution to begin with? Other than that little nit-pick, the Intel Core i5's are the only things that should be considered at a $200 price range. If I had an easy way of getting rid of my AMD setup to go Intel I would do it in a heart beat, but since that's not going to happen I'm just going to wait and see what AMD comes out with next.
 
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