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Hi guys, this thread is meant for AMD fans.

I am just curious to know what are you folks sticking to AMD CPU (or GPU)?

I am currently using FX9590 (also got a spare 8370E lying around). For me, I am a diehard AMD fan, I only use AMD GPUs. Although I change over to Intel for CPU, I felt guilty and change back to AMD recently. No doubt its slower and hotter. But then its not really a problem for me. I don't need the fastest CPU around. My games don't require it. i only use my comp to play games like WOW, STO, WOT, none are really intensive games and AMD is still producing playable frame rates. Its not as if AMD CPU cannot use and cannot play games, so i don't care. Heat wise, I am using a customer loop WC so no issues with heat.

Right now, I am just waiting for Zen to be released then I will make sure I am one of the first few to buy it (regardless of the performance).

Btw, for GPU, I don't use Nvidia, only AMD (using Fury X now). Again don't care if its slower than Nvidia or cost more. It still runs all my games very well.
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I got my FX 8320 nearly 2 years ago, and the reason I got it was because I was heavily constrained by budget. I already had 8GB DDR3 from my previous build, so I used that, then I spent $120 on a Gigabyte 990 FX UD3 (big mistake, VRMs overheated like crazy), and $140 on an FX 8320. At the time, the FX 8320 for $140 was an absolute steal compared to intel's offereings in that price range.

So why do I still have an FX 8320? Because I can't afford to upgrade to something better. However, that doesn't mean that my FX 8320 @ 4.7Ghz can't produce fantastic framerates on every game I play... because it definitely can. For that reason alone, I don't feel the need to upgrade yet, even though I may want to.

However, I did switch over from a Crossfire HD 7870 setup to a single GTX 780. That was money well spent. The GTX 780 has been a great card with fewer headaches than the HD 7xxx series of cards. At the time, crossfire was still a headache, so I decided to ditch it.



My preference right now (and always) is simple: what can I afford, and does it make sense to purchase? I'm not going to buy something for the sake of buying it. There needs to be a tangible difference in performance, and if that means going Intel/AMD (GPU) next time, then I will. It's all about where the market is at the time that I'm ready to purchase. thumb.gif
Edited by Mad Pistol - 7/15/15 at 7:54pm
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Because it's quicker in the desktop environment than the competition. Hasn't failed to give me good fps in any game I play. They are great fun to overclock - and I have no hardware insecurity issues wink.gif
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Hi guys, this thread is meant for AMD fans.

I am just curious to know what are you folks sticking to AMD CPU (or GPU)?

Better value?

Although both the 9590 and fury X are not...............
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My lineage is AMD. I've owned numerous intel chips, most recently a 4770k, but that was more of an experiment to determine what I was missing out on.
The answer, of course, was not that much, so I'm back on my 3 or 4 year old 8320 until Zen comes out.
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Lol I'm running an AMD CPU because I got it for free along with the motherboard its on, and the memory its running is free too. while I'm running an old AM2+ MB, with an Athlon 64 X2 6000+ CPU and 6gb of DDR2 memory, no, its not the newest or the fastest. But it was in my price range seeing it was all free. And to be honest it doesn't do half bad for what it is lol.
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I got my FX 8320 nearly 2 years ago, and the reason I got it was because I was heavily constrained by budget. I already had 8GB DDR3 from my previous build, so I used that, then I spent $120 on a Gigabyte 990 FX UD3 (big mistake, VRMs overheated like crazy), and $140 on an FX 8320. At the time, the FX 8320 for $140 was an absolute steal compared to intel's offereings in that price range.

So why do I still have an FX 8320? Because I can't afford to upgrade to something better. However, that doesn't mean that my FX 8320 @ 4.7Ghz can't produce fantastic framerates on every game I play... because it definitely can. For that reason alone, I don't feel the need to upgrade yet, even though I may want to.

However, I did switch over from a Crossfire HD 7870 setup to a single GTX 780. That was money well spent. The GTX 780 has been a great card with fewer headaches than the HD 7xxx series of cards. At the time, crossfire was still a headache, so I decided to ditch it.



My preference right now (and always) is simple: what can I afford, and does it make sense to purchase? I'm not going to buy something for the sake of buying it. There needs to be a tangible difference in performance, and if that means going Intel/AMD (GPU) next time, then I will. It's all about where the market is at the time that I'm ready to purchase. thumb.gif

I got my 4670k + mobo for $220 nearly 2 years ago, then re-used the RAM from my Phenom II X4 build. tongue.gif


I thought about getting a 780 as well, but they never really dropped in price... and with a 50% OC + new drivers, the old 7950 has aged ridiculously well biggrin.gif
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I run AMD because I can break 3 8320s from excessive overclocking for the price of a single 4790k thumb.gif

Seriously though, if wattage and excessive voltage on the CPU is not a concern, FX chips are tons of fun. I'm not willing to throw caution in the wind on my i7 nearly as much as I am with my AMD rigs. I'm running an FX 4350 right now that is guaranteed to catch fire, and it will be AWESOME!

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The value plays a good role ... here in Argentina the majory of the PC gamers i see have AMD FX or a I5 non K
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post #10 of 562
The question you should be asking is "Way is Intel user Build AMD rigs?" . Like me.
So Intel is better? In some parts yes and other no.
I have Intel i5 4670K @ 4.5ghz and I had a AMD FX-8320 @ 4.9ghz.
My Bench test I have done.
In Single threading apps.
Intel i5 4670K beats AMD 8320 and we all know that.
In Multi threading apps
AMD 8320 beats Intel i5 4670K
And this is at the speeds I posted above.

In most games Intel is 5-10 FPS faster with the same card.
So the bottom line is this. PRICE!!!!!
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