Originally Posted by 2010rig
I'm just curious, did you know all this prior to making your purchase?
If so, why did you go AMD anyway? I know you said you're an "AMD person", I personally had used AMD for 10 years prior to my current build, but didn't stop me from buying the superior solution.
If you knew all this prior, why would you buy the inferior solution?
I really am curious.
Its hard to explain really. I have been with AMD for so many years and i know how they work and overclock. I have just never been into intel. Dont know why. No matter how good the performance of intel is im always drawn towards AMD. I have not liked some of the ways intel has done business over the years with AMD aswell. Maybe its because of that reason of building many AMD systems or its just me being loyal
Oh and lets not forget, an overclockable 6 threaded cpu for the price of a locked (thanks intel
) i3 is just to difficult to pass up. Im into overclocking aswell and the fx cpu's, apart from thier heat and power consumption, are massively fun to overclock with. AMD motherboards are much better value aswell. my m5a99x evo cost me £101 and its got the feature set of an intel board that costs much more. a 4.6ghz setup for £190 is damn good if you ask me. A locked i5 for the same price? lol no, just no, im sorry but i just could not buy an intel cpu knowing that the only reason why they locked it is for their own financial gain.
BTW, i did word that wrong and reading my post again i did seem to over exaggerate. My fx 6300 runs BF3 well with suprisngly good frame latencies with around 3ms lower then what my gpu can render but its the minimums which are annoying but i have always been extremely OCD about those types of things.
Also, from my post, please, no one think i am trying to tell people not to buy AMD, im just trying to clear up some misconceptions about AMD vs intel. Gaming = intel and numbercrunching and multithreading = AMD (if comparing cpu's of the same price).
AMD could have a very good cpu in the end if they just stick with their current design. They have the ability to add multiple cores at low prices, something that intel cant, or will not do. Get the ipc and singlethread performance to around what sandrybridge was (which i have heard a rumour saying that steamroller has this) and they could have a winner on thier hands. Well they would - An 8 core with the core for core performance of sandbridge sold around the price of an i5 would be beyond insane.Edited by South80 - 8/5/13 at 10:29pm