Originally Posted by Stefy
1. There is no Intel premium because the Intel chips are better, and well worth the price.
2. Intel gets more FPS
3. Enjoy the inevitable loss
Someone has an Intel Hard-on.
You are missing the entire point of the video as well as what I just said, and have said for awhile.....
No one is arguing that AMD is better than Intel at the highest of levels, we all know it isn't. That is like saying the Honda Accord is faster, nicer, and overall better than the BMW 555i, it is silly. However, what both AMD, and the Honda, offer are affordable alternatives that simply work and serve their purpose. In the case of AMD there are situations where it is better, and overall it is COMPARABLE, especially to people who don't have e-peen syndrome and run synthetic benchmarks all day.
If someone is gaming and wants to do it on a budget, or even on a modest budget, AMD is perfectly viable and right now the way to go! Why fork the cash over for a 3570K when you can buy a 6300 and be JUST AS HAPPY! Especially considering the average gamer is going to be pairing it with a 660Ti, 7850, and in some cases a 670 or 7950. Truth be told, guys with rigs like mine and what you see here on OCN are a pretty small group in the gaming world.
Oh snap! Shocker! That truth hurts!
Originally Posted by aweir
I personally would not use AMD for a couple reasons:
Slower in single threaded applications compared to the Intel.
Higher power consumption-->More heat output.
Overall, the i5 is better for everyday computing unless all you do is play games and encode movies. For everything in between, Intel will outshine it but not by a huge margin. This has been proven in benchmarks but why keep beating a dead horse?
I have had two AMD and two Intel rigs in the last ~12 months, both had very similar thermal characteristics and heat output. The only people that need to be concerned with how much heat their PC is putting how are living in a card board box. God, I hate this argument
Seriously, both sides of the table just need to drop that one.Edited by PostalTwinkie - 1/25/13 at 9:29pm