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So much hate on APU's. I love my Htpc with the a6-5400k in it. I am upgrading it to a a10-7850k that in the mail now. Its very quiet and runs almost 24/7 bc i have no cable. Oh yea and i play games on it at 720p. On my 55" screen that i sit 12' away from so i cant see difference from 1080p. I dont even turn my desktop on anymore.

Oh and windows 8 is an awesome Htpc operating system. I know how you guys love windows 8.
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Wonder what they have made off of console sales so far
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The G3258 + 260X with a cheap H97 board will still give you way more performance per dollar than a 7850K + A88X setup, even if you do get 2 less USB ports.

Define cheap? Using 7.1 audio as a single shared trait, they start off $10+ more. At 8 channels it's a $20+ dollar difference, for just changing one shared trait.

So lets say, we'll just use 7.1 because technically that's 8 channels but lets not get into that debate today. You have a $10 base difference in boards, + a $20 dollar difference in the CPU+GPU vs CPU WITHOUT price cut. Currently I'd wager, on average for an equal build you pay at least a minimum of $30 dollars. I don't know where you guys get this "only $10 more" bit. I'm using newegg as referencing for everything ATM. With the price drop, it's roughly another 30, but newegg sells under MSRP so I'll just make it a $20 difference to be nice. Soooo that entire price difference with the new pricing is $50 dollars.

An old mentality, why pay for what you don't use? $50 may seem small, but as some people I know have put it "30 is a box of diapers for the kids". Yeah, that $50 can mean the entire difference, and if you don't need the power why bother? Sure you can also look at it and say "but for $50 more". For 100k more your car can fly to the moon, still can't breath the air though. =X

[edit] Plus that $50 can pay for your ram, or this difference can be even greater depending on the feature set you need. Just sayin, I actually look at the prices before I say this. Me pulling a legitimate $50 more claim makes that "it's only 10 more" claim look kinda weak.
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i have a serious question



according to this, the a10-7850k is better than the i5-4670k

is this true?
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i have a serious question

[...]

according to this, the a10-7850k is better than the i5-4670k

is this true?

Yes, it's true, but they are talking about the whole CPU including the integrated graphics. They are testing using a PC without a graphics card.
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i have a serious question



according to this, the a10-7850k is better than the i5-4670k

is this true?

I think AMD's gimmick is that they used total theoretical processing power
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i have a serious question



according to this, the a10-7850k is better than the i5-4670k

is this true?

Quote:
Originally Posted by geoxile View Post

I think AMD's gimmick is that they used total theoretical processing power

@geoxile
Exactly, and their margins for performance differences are laughably massive. @xzamples From a CPU standpoint, the 4670K is unquestionably faster, however, if you were to take Battlefield 4 running MANTLE, the APU would perform better. They use these extremely specific cases, to make broad statements about their processors. "Our CPU is 50% faster!" What they don't say, is its one specific benchmark, or one extremely specialized combination, that happens to work particularly well with their architecture. They're, basically lying. For extreme low end setups, were a dedicated GPU is not an option, AMD's APUs are superior. An HTPC is perfect for an APU
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i have a serious question



according to this, the a10-7850k is better than the i5-4670k

is this true?
Oh, nevermind. It's not as nebulous as I thought. It's based on the benchmark scores for the benchs listed below. That said, pcmark 8 uses hardware acceleration for certain subsets of its tests. And OpenCL is mostly testing GPU compute. 3dmark is rather obvious.
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I went 760k + 260x for a lot of the same reasons listed here. It's always great when prices go down though. The 7850k should never have been more than $150. The A8-7600 is the only APU in the bracket that really makes sense to me from a performance/price balance standpoint (and the variable TDP is freakin sweet too).


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I'm still in awe what my Kabini does, for normal office and web use. Using it more than my main rig biggrin.gif
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