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Tell me why to choose FM2 Apu over Haswell i3!

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Can anyone persuade me to choose an fm2 socketed APU over the new 1150 Haswell i3?


I am almost done with my build, just have to pull the trigger on a CPU and Mobo.

The PC will be used for general task, movie watching via 32" TV through hdmi. I don't game, I am looking for a snappy pc with good reliability.

I am ready to pull the trigger on the Haswell i3-4130 with the intel HD4400.

Unless, someone can tell me why to get the FM2 apu!


Also, is FM2 dead soon. WIll FM2+ be making its way? I am looking to future proof.



Thanks!
    
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How about, no.

No sane or busy person would take the time to "convince" you to use a different x over a different y. there is no point. It is and should be, your own decision.If you were asking which one is better, google exists for a reason.
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GamerPips- I am looking for opinions from the AMD crowd, and from APU owners, not just bench marks.

Coachmark2- Correct, I did make that. I am now in the AMD forum, looking for opinions from this crowd!



Guess this was a wasted thread. My apologies in advance.
    
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For your purposes....

1)The integrated graphics on the APU will be better, which will be nice for some light gaming, but that's probably about it.
2)For light gaming, as above, the quad-core will be nice for some games. The faster cores of the Haswell will be nice in other games, too, but for your stated purposed both should be more than sufficient, so no worry there.
3)Since light gaming isn't supposed to apply to you and you don't need sheer power, you can get an A6-5400K for $62 that'll do everything you want to do for cheaper than the Haswell.

4)Ignore sockets. Just get the cheapest mobo that does what you need it to do. Future proofing is called wasting money by being indecisive and a worrywort.
    
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I'd say go for any of the FM2 A8-A10 series that have the largest L2 Cache and best speed.
And yes, there will be new APU sockets out "Kabini" at they're supposed to be starting to roll out Q1 2014.
The newest FM2 APUs are the Richland.
The Richlands have the new 8xxx GPUs in the chip.
I think all the new ones on the link I shared look good. I have a Lenovo Llano A6 with dual graphics
in a laptop - It's fast and I have no complaints with it. smile.gif

Hope this helps.
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