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A 8120 wil trade blows with a 2500, with the 2500 coming out front most of the time.
However, AMD has a solid upgrade path. Currently, Bulldozer isn't a BAD chip, and it'll fit her application well (especially if she's running more than one program at a time). Mine is fantastic. I play crysis 2 on extreme settings on 2 cores, while my other 6 rendering 1080 35mbps video thumb.gif
The good thing is though, with an AM3+ board, you can upgrade to piledriver when it comes out in 2-3 weeks. And ontop of that, you will be able to upgrade to steamroller in 2014 when it comes out. That means you can spend $150 (sell the old chip for $50, buy new chip for $200) a year to have the latest CPU.
AMD is shooting for 45% faster than bulldozer, for steamroller. In two years time, $200 for a 45% faster computer will be a real nice bonus.
Haswell will use a new socket, so if you buy into Intel now, you are stuck with it. AMD offers a solid update path, and since the early piledriver benchmarks show 15% improvement, and AMD is talking about another 30% ontop of that for steamroller, you can follow that path.
You can find 8120's for $150 all day long. Easy $70 savings and with a $30 cooler, easily clock it to 4-4.5ghz. Use it for a while, if you want to upgrade just drop in a 8320 when they come out next time. That said, maybe it's best to wait and see, perhaps you should just get piledriver(if it does as well as it's slated too).
At the end of the day though, if you need to be "convinced" to do something, than odds are you didn't want to in the first place.
both are good chips

I want to challenge both sides of the argument. I always here about Intel this and Intel that, but obviously people buy AMD. Intel is an obvious choice for gaming, so I'd choose that for me, but this is for annimation/rendering/music. Thought maybe that'd change the scene up a bit
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NOOOOOO!!!!!

^ agreed lol
     
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I want to challenge both sides of the argument. I always here about Intel this and Intel that, but obviously people buy AMD.
It's usually just a case of being less expensive. I mean, if money was no object then we'd all be running Sandy Bridge-E. tongue.gif
 
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amd need a big shove,some online have used 2suite of test.this means .like tomhardware doing all the test in parallele simultaneously.in this uber parallelisation .they started to see amd regularly beat other solution sadly the push have to be sohigh .i doub it will be ever useful.power saving mesure on an amd is so agressive i am surprised er get the good result.check me .i have a 5770.everybody told me not to get one .i got one .i got one warning .the various case fan?need to be non generetor of static or the dust cling to inard of computer. (dust magnet. dust off every season .aside from this ?amd gpu and cpu were good.and i suspect are bettr then i know.royalty in computing is a huge issue .so unless you can find test using full non royalty solution aside from window .every test will be intel biased not because its better but because of hdcp or other schem non checkable or remove by tester.
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Okay though, so what would AMD offer that would compete against the potential 2700k.

Right now, nothing. AMD makes no desktop processors over $200.
1055T in my book. She'll be doing heavy rendering so the extra cores will help. The Asus 880 chipset is the board out of those i would pick, as it has four ramm slots. I ran my video editing program, my DAW, and a few others all at the same time, so I need 16gb. I'm assuming she does too. I had a 1055T and got it up to 3.4ghz stable, although plenty of people had theirs up to +4ghz. I think maybe I had some bad ramm, but 3.4 was plenty fast for me.

That said, I wouldn't buy any of those. I'd buy an FX-8120 for $150 on newegg, and an Asus Sabertooth Motherboard. smile.gif
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If i'm going to spend 200+ on a CPU, I don't want it to just be comparable to an i5.

newegg.com You cannot spend $200 on a AMD CPU. They don't cost that much.
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So what is the best CPU AMD has for 3dsMax? How does that compare to an Intel offering?

That WAS easy!

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Do either of these CPU companies handle large amounts of ram better than the other?

They both will handle large amounts of ram fine.
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There are plenty of things that will only use one thread even in a multi-threaded application. GIMP for example is capable of using 100% of my CPU for some things while others are restricted to 1 core, like many render scripts.

I'd recommend the i7, it will be a better performer for most things although the FX might beat the i7 at very few select specific tasks, which are not relevant to most peoples needs.
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Microcenter is doing a Buy an APU get a free BIOSTAR Mobo promo as well
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Greetings, tomorrow I am going to microcenter and picking out the parts for my girlfriend's computer. In my mind, i'm thinking of a i7 2700k, gigabyte z68 mobo, 16gigs ram, and an AMD 7950.
Before I go out and blow $220 on a 2700k, I want to make sure I'm not leaving any rock unturned, and that rock being AMD CPUs.
Her primary purpose is NOT gaming. Instead, it is Autodesk 3ds, Maya, and music editing. I think that is what AMD cpus are good at.
If AMD typically gets beat out by Intel, what are the purposes of even getting an AMD CPU? I know it's cheaper, and probably not much different in real world experiences. But then why would Intel always be the one that's soo well known for brute force? Are my impressions wrong? Prove me wrong
Can anybody here give me some food for thought?!
PS: this is not a troll thread, I am strictly looking for arguments that can make a challenge for both ways

 

 



Here's why it's not a bad choice to go amd.

Intel chips crunch more numbers, but in real life application both perform very well.

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Here's why it's not a bad choice to go amd.


Intel chips crunch more numbers, but in real life application both perform very well.
That is a very hand-selected benchmark, and irrelevant to the topic.
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post #30 of 66
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That is a very hand-selected benchmark, and irrelevant to the topic.

Sorry, I will try to make my point more obvious, so you dont get confused again.



Both AMD and Intel perform very well in real life application.



Now is that clear enough? Or should I add sparkles, too?


 

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