Originally Posted by ebduncan
I have a 3770k system and a 8320 system. To those saying They would take the 8 core Amd system over a Intel system your smoking crack, or just don't care for overall performance.
I hate to ruin your day but this is the truth. To make matters worse I have a I7 3610qm laptop which scores over 6 points in cinebench 11.5. This laptop fits inside a 35 watt TDP. I also have a A10-5757m laptop which is currently AMD'S top of the line, it scores 2.5 in Cinebench and uses the same 35 watts. Now the A10 has better graphics, but the cpu side of things is fiercely dominated by Intel. Truth is my I7 3610qm laptop will compete with a FX 8150 desktop and beat it ,is absurd.
There are very few cases where the FX processors beat the I7's, and with Haswell that has pretty much been erased. The only Strength of the Fx processors is Virtual machines.
I love AMD, and I will always pick a AMD part over a Intel part, but its coming to the point where it is just pure dumb to pick the AMD part. Steam roller is literally AMD's Last hope in the laptop/desktop markets.
Beyond that its consoles, mobile, server, and niche products.
That's cute. Go tell it to someone who cares.
If that sounds harsh, then good. You obviously have zero concept of price/performance at all (How much did that 3610qm laptop cost you again? The CPU alone retails for $378
) , don't understand the benefits of getting more than 16 PCI-e lanes
(Quick tip: Sound card + SLI), Haven't figured out there's more to life than benchmarks (IE, encoding), never used/compiled linux (Things compiled for PD are far faster than on Windows), or really done anything.
Or were you unaware of these downsides of going intel and ways AMD wins?
But ya, we're smoking crack alright. And so are all the people in this thread who came from intel and said they thought the 8350 they just got felt snappier. They're all smoking crack too. But not you, noooo, you're the only one with a clear head in the entire room.
Get off it, and quit the doom saying. If you're going to put intel on a pedestal without looking at the rust in the corners, I can direct you to plenty of places you'll be praised for that. Where you even got the idea that AMD is feeling the pain compared to a year or two ago I don't know, but you have no idea what the market looks like now if you think Steamroller is their "last hope". I can't even read that without laughing it's such a uninformed comment.
Oh by the way, the i7-3610QM is a 45w TDP part. Edited by KyadCK - 9/3/13 at 10:16pm