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It's easier and easier to build computers now and that means that the mental barriers to build are getting lower lower. So, it's attracting the kinds of people who would blindly follow a company because the company makes something they like.

It isn't unique to Intel, Nvidia, or AMD. It's something that happens to all consumers. The biggest culprit of this I can think of is Apple. But car people are just as bad.

It sucks to say but the enthusiast crowd is starting to be taken over by blind and ignorant idiots who don't understand the technology and only cheerlead for their hardware because their product has bigger bar graphs, and they don't even know what it means.

Some of my favorites are people seeing i3 come close to 3930k and thinking 3930k is a complete waste of money. Having one product do better in a multi-threaded game (say, Product A: 60fps and Product B: 30fps) and then having 5 other benchmarks (Product A around 65fps in each of them, Product B 80fps in each of them) and then declaring Product B best because it won 5 out of 6, when Product A gave much better playable results in the multi-threaded game and the other ones don't matter (to most people) because monitors are 60hz.

And then there are the "everything Intel makes is better than anything AMD makes" folks, who suggest things like a Celeron G530 over an A10 5800k because they think the Celeron G530 is a vastly superior CPU.

You then link them to anandtech bench where A10 5800k beats on Celeron really hard, in everything except the two gaming benchmarks (which happen to be Blizzard games), and then it's "AMD blows at gaming".
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i have seen so many people say intel is better than amd in amd vs intel theards but its their chocie of who they choose
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Usually those certain people will be like "But AMD is bad!"
i also had some events in which it ended very badly for a particular person, i was on my laptop and was playing BF2 just for fun and he asked me why not BF3?
I said i can't (Everyone knows BF3 is pretty much very unplayable with affordable laptops) and then he asked me my GPU brand i said AMD of which he replied "No wonder you can't play, AMD is slow and bad"
I was like *** MAN?! then you can probably guess what happened to him smile.gif
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Well, I'm loving my 1055t.
I for the most part, would only want to move to intel for an extreme edition platform, such as x79, for the extra dimms. I like to have lots of ram the way I tax my workstations. (And CPU cores, but not so much)
Please AMD, triple or even quad channel memory?
Yes I know I can have 32GB when using 8GB dimms on dual channel but, I often hit that.
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I've had ignorant people hate on AMD as a whole company. Stupid arguments like 'Intel is the best because I have used an i3 and it is fast'.

Then there's the fanboys, but I don't even start arguing with those. As useful as talking to a shoe.

LOL at i3 being fast.

As far as AMD: It's just bulldozer that's terrible, Vishera is decent if it's multithread apps. Here's to hoping steamroller brings it up a notch thumb.gif

I'd only recommend i3 for people that don't want to overclock, can't afford an i5, and need single thread performance.

Phenom IIs were great price performance.
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Usually those certain people will be like "But AMD is bad!"
i also had some events in which it ended very badly for a particular person, i was on my laptop and was playing BF2 just for fun and he asked me why not BF3?
I said i can't (Everyone knows BF3 is pretty much very unplayable with affordable laptops) and then he asked me my GPU brand i said AMD of which he replied "No wonder you can't play, AMD is slow and bad"
I was like *** MAN?! then you can probably guess what happened to him smile.gif

^ This one is funny!
I think a lot of it is just pride in purchase, guy buys new 3570k rig, looks at 4 thread benchmarks where the 4 core beats an 8 core, & just feels compelled to bash AMD.
Being a benchmark junkie I generally use intel for scores, AMD is more fun for just straight up overclocking. Doing daily stuff I'm happy with either (I do need a new am3+ board, still have an untested 8150 sitting here).
But nobody should hate on AMD, if it wasn't for AMD we'd all be getting raped by intel pricing.
    
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Hate to say it but only on here have i ever gotten grief for having an AMD system. most people i talk to want me to help them build one of their own or build it for them or fix it for them.
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Nope never had that problem. Everyone I personally know has little to no knowledge at all about computers. Every time I'd bring up anything hardware related to computers they'd look at me like I'm some nerd talking in some foreign language. Sucks not having any PC buddies. frown.gif
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But nobody should hate on AMD, if it wasn't for AMD we'd all be getting raped by intel pricing.

That and using 32-bit x86 or Itanium.
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Nice overclock! but I'm sorry to say that you are somewhat thermally limited. AMD CPU's are made differently from Intel CPU's and have different thermal tolerances. 62c is the max rated temperature for BD/PD chips and I would be uncomfortable pushing against that all the time.

Edit: 5.2 is also golden-chip level if you are really stable at that. I can't get full stability at 5.0, but I'm pretty solid at 4.9.

+1. You have reached your thermal Limit. Im also impressed with the 5.2GHz OC. thumb.gif

Im tempted to look at swapping my 1100T out for a FX8350 if 5.2GHz is possible.
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