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Amd chips are solid budget options, and while gamers may diss amd the apus are doing quite well on the lower end and video editers on a budget love bulldozer. Its just currently that intel has more to offer gamers. Amd lives and does better in other markets. They are compeative- the ph ii x4 is a solid option over the i3, the x6 is nice between the i3 and i5, and the fx-8120 can give video editers i7 power at sub-i5 cost.
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Amd chips are solid budget options, and while gamers may diss amd the apus are doing quite well on the lower end and video editers on a budget love bulldozer. Its just currently that intel has more to offer gamers. Amd lives and does better in other markets. They are compeative- the ph ii x4 is a solid option over the i3, the x6 is nice between the i3 and i5, and the fx-8120 can give video editers i7 power at sub-i5 cost.

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, and the fx-8120 can give video editers i7 power at sub-i5 cost.

No, the FX-8120 doesn't give i7 power even in any heavily multi-threaded benchmarks.
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No, the FX-8120 doesn't give i7 power even in any heavily multi-threaded benchmarks.

I think it depends on what type of i7
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Hey guys I just wanted to ask a quick question.. I'm either going to upgrade my AMD 955be to an Intel 2500k OR I'm going to buy an Geforce 680. My question is which upgrade would I see the most performance increase? Should I keep my AMD and get a new GPU or keep my GPU and go INTEL?

Wouldn't my 955 bottleneck the 680?

Sorry if this isn't in the right thread, but I'm getting ready to commit to the order and don't want to waste money on an upgrade that wont net me much of a performance increase.
Edited by deathdealerxx - 5/7/12 at 5:32am
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I'm not sure which is the better option but i would go for the 680
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Yah I would really like the boost in graphics... this has to be one of the most difficult decisions I've made. Well IF I can find one in my area I'm gonna pick up a 680gtx.
BUT more than likely I will end up getting the intel and new Asus ROG z77 matx motherboard.
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These graphs also only show stock numbers. I concede intel has the fastest most expensive processors, but for price to performance AMD just cant be beat. My $100 960T unlocked(1600T) and overclocked blows everything except the 2600k and higher outa the water at their stock speeds!

I'll second this^ Only thing better than an overclocked 960T is a 2500K or better Oc'd
This chip I'm on (1156 Xeon) is less than a 960T @ 4.0.
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I think it depends on what type of i7

1st generation i7 are outdated. I would not compare a modern CPU to an outdated product that no one buys. i7 2600 beats FX-8120 in heavy multi-threaded benchmarks. FX-8150 performs neck to neck with it.

And we are talking about heavy multi-threaded benchmarks which is one of things that AMD FX excel at
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@deathdealer

Well it does depend somewhat on what games you play. The 680 will almost always be the bigger upgrade for gaming, as Phenom IIs are quality processors even if they're not the best and most games are GPU-bound anyway. Now if you play StarCraft II 3v3s & 4v4s all day then the 680 will give you zero extra performance while you'll notice real gains with an overclocked i5-2500k. But Blizzard games are unusually CPU-heavy and GPU-light in terms of what hardware they use.
    
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