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To be quite honest I can't tell a difference between the dual-core i5 in my laptop and the heavily overclocked i7 in my desktop in daily use, such as web browsing.

However, as soon as I do something CPU intensive, I can immediately notice the difference that the i7 makes. Even something as simple as printing a long PDF into MS OneNote is much quicker on the i7. Video encoding/conversion and photoshop filters also run noticeably quicker on the i7. Both systems have fast SSDs and lots of RAM , so the CPU is the main difference.

Yea. My ipad can browse as fast as my 4.8ghz 4670k. Thats just the limitaions of the browser and network though. Heck even my andriod phone can browse fast as helll on 4g lte.
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I use an AMD system and I can't find any reason to switch. Once I get this thing upto 4.5Ghz, it'l last me a good while. I'm not spending more money for no reason.
    
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I use an AMD system and I can't find any reason to switch. Once I get this thing upto 4.5Ghz, it'l last me a good while. I'm not spending more money for no reason.
And this SHOULD be the point, to each his own. If it performs to your specifications then there isn't a problem or reason to switch/upgrade.
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I use an AMD system and I can't find any reason to switch. Once I get this thing upto 4.5Ghz, it'l last me a good while. I'm not spending more money for no reason.
And this SHOULD be the point, to each his own. If it performs to your specifications then there isn't a problem or reason to switch/upgrade.

That is irrelevant to the point

Some people might be perfectly fine with a Pentium 4, but that doesn't mean there aren't people who want the best, and for that segment of the market, AMD has nothing.
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And this SHOULD be the point, to each his own. If it performs to your specifications then there isn't a problem or reason to switch/upgrade.

I did switch from Intel, but it was a lower end pentium. This CPU here is far better then the Pentium dual core in every way performance-wise. And that was an Ivy one too. Paired up with a cheapo H61 board from Gigabyte. Thing didn't last even a year before the southbridge failed and everything fracked up.

As for this FX, I can literally feel the performance both in everyday tasks and especially CPU intensive ones. Went from a 7500 MIPS in 7z to 21000 MIPS, what an upgrade.
    
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That is irrelevant to the point

Some people might be perfectly fine with a Pentium 4, but that doesn't mean there aren't people who want the best, and for that segment of the market, AMD has nothing.

Well that doesn't matter to me, because I could never afford the best even if I really wanted to. But AMD has done something that really benefits consumers of my level, their products are the best for their price.
    
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And sure, i can agree that Intel makes the best performing processors, but they charge a huge amount for that. An amount that's out of my reach, as well as many other consumers.
    
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As for this FX, I can literally feel the performance both in everyday tasks and especially CPU intensive ones. Went from a 7500 MIPS in 7z to 21000 MIPS, what an upgrade.

Pfft, not even 30000 MIPS. Cheap eww low end stuff. wink.gif
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As for this FX, I can literally feel the performance both in everyday tasks and especially CPU intensive ones. Went from a 7500 MIPS in 7z to 21000 MIPS, what an upgrade.
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And sure, i can agree that Intel makes the best performing processors, but they charge a huge amount for that. An amount that's out of my reach, as well as many other consumers.

Erm, to use that 7-Zip benchmark you gave as one example. That's a benchmark that heavily favors AMD, with its heavily threaded and integer-heavy usage. It's just about the best-case scenario for an AMD processor, and one of the few benchmarks where AMD doesn't get destroyed by Intel.

Even in this AMD-favored benchmark, my 2.5 year old i7 gets around 28,000 at my current overclocks. I paid about $300 for the CPU 2.5 years ago, certainly not "out of reach of many consumers", as you say. I consider my i7 to be a solidly mid-range CPU, nothing more.

Even after you overclock your FX-8320, it's not going to do much better than that, if it does better at all.

And we're talking about 2.5 year old midrange Intel hardware here. The title of this thread refers to AMD being good for midrange or high-end.

How can they be good for midrange/high end if the newest AMD CPUs can't beat a 2.5 year old Intel CPU in a benchmark that heavily favors AMD?
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Erm, to use that 7-Zip benchmark you gave as one example. That's a benchmark that heavily favors AMD, with its heavily threaded and integer-heavy usage. It's just about the best-case scenario for an AMD processor, and one of the few benchmarks where AMD doesn't get destroyed by Intel.

Even in this AMD-favored benchmark, my 2.5 year old i7 gets around 28,000 at my current overclocks. I paid about $300 for the CPU 2.5 years ago, certainly not "out of reach of many consumers", as you say. I consider my i7 to be a solidly mid-range CPU, nothing more.

Even after you overclock your FX-8320, it's not going to do much better than that, if it does better at all.

And we're talking about 2.5 year old midrange Intel hardware here. The title of this thread refers to AMD being good for midrange or high-end.

How can they be good for midrange/high end if the newest AMD CPUs can't beat a 2.5 year old Intel CPU in a benchmark that heavily favors AMD?
the 8320 is over 1.5 years old, actually. And OCing makes a huge difference not none. More you type the more your Intel love shows.
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