Originally Posted by MadRabbit
And half of the topic is still ranting about power consumption. Wow, most of You don't either own one and try to talk smart or don't pay your own bills.
(And don't bring in "heat" since half of the discussion is power consumption not heat dissipation)
And the cheapest price for an i5 here is around 170 euros which is an IVB part. Haswell, around 220 and you can get an brand new in a box octo FX for 150. (8320 - 8350 goes 170)
theres still issues with motherboards, ignoring overclocking as an entirely different topic, in AMD you can't just slap an FX8 on the cheapest AM3+ motherboard you find.
on the other hand, theres really nothing stopping Intel users on picking an i7-4770 and bundling it with an H81 board.
and as such, its best to compare AMD vs Intel
when you include 3 related parts, which are HSF, motherboard and CPU.
and on that note, i would've bought AMD when vishera first released, the only thing stopping me is motherboard selection.
no MATX or ITX for FX8, sure theres some MATX boards out there but they're either using old 960 chipset or have a really bad VRM...
now i can't even consider AMD FX8 when i take a look at motherboard features from intel, M.2? more SATAIII slots? native USB3.0?Edited by epic1337 - 3/29/15 at 5:24am