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Might actually buy the 7700K now since i have a A88X MB.
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Good price on the A6, I'd prefer that any day over a Pentium for a standard use PC.

Yeah cause you really need an R7-250 for general use.
 
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celeron or pentium would be a better suited chip for that use. Can't beat 2 strong cores thumb.gif

Well, for just web browsing, text editing, videos, and maybe mine craft(basically an office pc) I rather more gpu grunt in trade for the slightly less cpu grunt.
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Yeah cause you really need an R7-250 for general use.
Its all subjective really.
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Well, for just web browsing, text editing, videos, and maybe mine craft(basically an office pc) I rather for gpu grunt in trade for the slightly less cpu grunt.
Its all subjective really.

Slightly less CPU grunt? The A10 gets crushed in single thread apps by the Pentium G3528 even at 4.4GHz. That's the vast majority of what you will be using on a general use PC.
 
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Slightly less CPU grunt? The A10 gets crushed in single thread apps by the Pentium G3528 even at 4.4GHz. That's the vast majority of what you will be using on a general use PC.

Correct. However, its graphics are an order of magnitude better and it can multitask much better due to the extra cores. It's office work. You don't need a particularly powerful CPU. Given that my 1226 V3's integrated graphics - a P4600 - can't run non-Aero Windows 7 without some stuttering, I'll take the better graphics over the technically-better processor. Really, an SSD and any dual-core or better with a competent iGPU is more than enough for 99% of users.
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Slightly less CPU grunt? The A10 gets crushed in single thread apps by the Pentium G3528 even at 4.4GHz. That's the vast majority of what you will be using on a general use PC.

Calm down there, didn't mean to offend you saying that I would prefer AMD for some uses rolleyes.gif

I was talking about the A6, which competes with locked pentiums and celerons. And the A6 can easily hit 4.0-4.2Ghz on the stock cooler(and can go beyond with $20 cooling, which locked Intel chips cannot do). So yeah, not much difference in CPU grunt, and it's an office PC, so little difference would be noticed.

However, in graphics, it's a huge difference. As a huge gamer even for casual use machines I prefer SOME gpu grunt, so I can at least play source games and minecraft.
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Correct. However, its graphics are an order of magnitude better and it can multitask much better due to the extra cores. It's office work. You don't need a particularly powerful CPU. Given that my 1226 V3's integrated graphics - a P4600 - can't run non-Aero Windows 7 without some stuttering, I'll take the better graphics over the technically-better processor. Really, an SSD and any dual-core or better with a competent iGPU is more than enough for 99% of users.

That's fair. Me personally I'll take the much faster processor.

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Calm down there, didn't mean to offend you saying that I would prefer AMD for some uses rolleyes.gif

I was talking about the A6, which competes with locked pentiums and celerons. And the A6 can easily hit 4.0-4.2Ghz on the stock cooler(and can go beyond with $20 cooling, which locked Intel chips cannot do). So yeah, not much difference in CPU grunt, and it's an office PC, so little difference would be noticed.

However, in graphics, it's a huge difference. As a huge gamer even for casual use machines I prefer SOME gpu grunt, so I can at least play source games and minecraft.

Offend me? You an AMD troll or something? Who's going to buy a locked Celeron/Pentium over a G3528? You could maybe say a casual will, but casuals don't build PCs so there's that.
 
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That's fair. Me personally I'll take the much faster processor.
Offend me? You an AMD troll or something? Who's going to buy a locked Celeron/Pentium over a G3528? You could maybe say a casual will, but casuals don't build PCs so there's that.

Sigh. I said locked cause that's what's in the same price bracket as the A6 after price drops.

The G3528 is generally pricier, including more than this A6 after price drops. And if we are considering either chip, obviously we're skimped on money or just not building a $$$ rig, and for the lightest of gaming, the A6 would win due to not needing a discreet GPU.

If aloud some price leeway I'd grab an i3 or FX 6300, cause honestly both chips(pentium and A6) suck.

(and you can build a cheap, casual pc for yourself or a friend as a non-casual, no?)
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You could get a G3258 and an R7 260x for $10 more than a 7850K.
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You could get a G3258 and an R7 260x for $10 more than a 7850K.

This. The 7850k wouldn't be worth it unless it sold for under $100 IMO
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