Originally Posted by Tarnix
Of course. now that I know those are coming out, I'll take it easy.
I rarely bought complete high-end in the past, anyway.
My logic is that if I have a good enough job to afford those before they're outdated by the time I get the cash, I probably will not have the time playing much with them, unless I actually work at home (I'd love that O.O)
I just checked the prices;
Top-end for AMD right now is the FX-8150.
What intel offers in similar price range is the Core i5-2500K
AMD offers 8 cores
Intel offers quad cores, Dual-threaded, integrated GPU dunx - quad core only ! No Hyperthreading here !/B]
AMD wants 189$
Intel wants 219$.
Intel has around 13 to 40 % more performance on same GPU/RAM config, according to NCIX/Linus Tech Tips.
I need a new motherboard either way, I am running on AM3 socket.
I also just read a lengthy review of the Phenom II X6 1100T VS the FX-8150, and the phenom still wins. So that would mean that the FX will run the same than my current CPU (1050T), more or less. I will be looking forward reviews of the AMD FX-8350 (Vishera)!
In the waiting (yay for insomnia), I checked motherboard prices.
ASUS Maximus V Formula - 279,99
ASUS Crosshair V Formula - 229,99
They... Look pretty much each other's counterpart, depending on what CPU you have/want.
That means that:
- if I want to go to intel, for an average 30% performance boost, it will cost me 499,99
- if I want to stick with AMD, for a predicted 13% average performance boost, it will cost me 419.99
According to my completely bootlegg maths skills and windiws's calculator
in means that;
for Intel, I pay 16$ per gained percent
for AMD, I pay 32$ per percent gained.
So in my twisted mind, it rings the bells called "Intel will make me pay more, but the gain will be a lot bigger, even based on JUST on the raw benchmarks."
So... Intel to go, until someone actually does a lengthy Vishera VS core i5-2500K comparaison.
It's not like I will have 500$ falling from the sky tomorrow, anyway.