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Originally Posted by snipekill2445 View Post

At $200 more expensive I'd hope the 4790K is faster lol

If you are spending money on PC it's really wise to save and get the faster Intel CPU because you know you can sleep on it the way things are going. I know a lot of people do it for budget problems but that most people not OCN. To most AMD users getting advice from Intel owners is like Nvidia owners telling AMD owners to buy a Titan X. I would have bought a Titan X if AMD did not have a GPU to beat it for 5 years and the GPUs Nvidia replaces it only get 5% faster.
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You are wrong, thumb.gif

Vishera FX-8350 beats Wolfdale and Yorkfiled in Single Thread app´s EVEN STOCK. In multithreaded Vishera simply destroy Wolfdale and Yorkfield !

I used for many years Wolfdale and Yorkfield CPU´s! They are good chips but don´t came even close to Vishera. wink.gif

".....A 980x, which is 1st gen, wipes the floor with a 9590....."

About you said above, want some pleasure? My CPU is one 8350 O.C not 9590.











A proper tunned FX-8350 and 990FX is a MONSTER of RIG !

Intel only have a large margin in old single thread app´s, and this is dying !

Multithreaded goodness is right around the corner !

Things will be even better for FX and X6 AMD parts.

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Yep, that's the only benchmark out there from your link that could use all cores. It's averagely 50% slower your source has to say.
A 980x, which is 1st gen, wipes the floor with a 9590. That thing is only ~17% slower clock-for-clock than a 3930K, so think again. FX CPU's are mainly competing with Conroe, clock-for-clock multithreaded performance a C2Q outperforms a 4300 significantly.

Edited by jclafi - 7/18/15 at 4:15pm
post #113 of 562
What if they have to save just to get an AMD processor and a mid range card? An extra $200 is a hell of alot of money to most people believe it or not wink.gif

As for the Titan X, that's about the worst priced GPU there is right now
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If you are spending money on PC it's really wise to save and get the faster Intel CPU because you know you can sleep on it the way things are going. I know a lot of people do it for budget problems but that most people not OCN. To most AMD users getting advice from Intel owners is like Nvidia owners telling AMD owners to buy a Titan X. I would have bought a Titan X if AMD did not have a GPU to beat it for 5 years and the GPUs Nvidia replaces it only get 5% faster.

That's really only valid if you can use the extra horsepower that an Intel chip would provide in the first place.

An HTPC, for instance, could be powered off AMD's lowest end first generation APU for another 5 years to come. By the time it becomes obsolete for that particular goal, so would even the top of the line current gen Intel I7 Extreme. The only benefit the i7 would have, would be slightly faster boot times, which are basically irrelevant in an HTPC as they are on basically 24/7, and thus would be a complete waste of money.

Now, if I were to GAME on a 5 year old CPU, I'd prefer an Intel, but that is a completely different story.
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If you are spending money on PC it's really wise to save and get the faster Intel CPU because you know you can sleep on it the way things are going. I know a lot of people do it for budget problems but that most people not OCN. To most AMD users getting advice from Intel owners is like Nvidia owners telling AMD owners to buy a Titan X. I would have bought a Titan X if AMD did not have a GPU to beat it for 5 years and the GPUs Nvidia replaces it only get 5% faster.

For the most part you're right, but it really comes down to what you're using it for.. I built my brother a machine running the FX chip and a pair of crappy 7770s, he doesn't even notice the difference between his and mine and simply does not care to play dying light with the settings cranked down, it was still a huge upgrade from his 30 years of console life. If he had the i5, he would be oblivious to the difference. A lot of people here have budget problems, I was flat broke and back in college when I first signed up. I maxed out a credit card for my phenom rig and better wasn't a possibility, It was a great PC.
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That's really only valid if you can use the extra horsepower that an Intel chip would provide in the first place.

An HTPC, for instance, could be powered off AMD's lowest end first generation APU for another 5 years to come. By the time it becomes obsolete for that particular goal, so would even the top of the line current gen Intel I7 Extreme. The only benefit the i7 would have, would be slightly faster boot times, which are basically irrelevant in an HTPC as they are on basically 24/7, and thus would be a complete waste of money.

Now, if I were to GAME on a 5 year old CPU, I'd prefer an Intel, but that is a completely different story.

I agree, the problem is pretty much for gamers or for specific very heavy professional software that doesn't use 6+ cores. For an HTPC the CPU has become more and more of secondary importance over the years, ever since hardware acceleration was introduced in GPUs for common video codecs. You can play Blu Ray without any issue, on a HD5450. With HD6450 you get 3D Blue Ray support too and we 're talking about very low wattage GPUs, that don't heat up and are very cheap. On an office PC i assembled for my brother, an ancient AMD Athlon X2 5050e (Brisbane) with HD5450 borked edition (it's a cut down version i had bought by mistake where the max clock is something like 400Mhz i think instead of the normal 650Mhz), can play youtube HD videos without problem and with the CPU usage at 50% or less if i remember correctly.

So, a current AMD APU, in the worst case, will need a discreet GPU upgrade, if and when, someone decides to move to 4K screen. By then, GPUs will probbaly accelerate H265 and will do the job. 4K video without acceleration is a CPU killer at any case, so it's useless to worry about that.
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For the most part you're right, but it really comes down to what you're using it for.. I built my brother a machine running the FX chip and a pair of crappy 7770s, he doesn't even notice the difference between his and mine and simply does not care to play dying light with the settings cranked down, it was still a huge upgrade from his 30 years of console life. If he had the i5, he would be oblivious to the difference. A lot of people here have budget problems, I was flat broke and back in college when I first signed up. I maxed out a credit card for my phenom rig and better wasn't a possibility, It was a great PC.
You're going back to something I said on a thread months ago, where it devolved into a rant by Intel users about how "bad" AMD was.

A year ago, I put together a low-end PC for a friend, using a Giga F2A88X-D3H, A6-6400K, 500GB HDD, and 4 gigs of 1333 RAM, everything at stock and running on the iGPU. This was a birthday gift to her. There's probably not a single person at OCN who'd want to use that computer. A lot of people at OCN probably wouldn't be caught dead using it. When building it, I actually thought someone was wrong because it seemed a little laggy--and then I remembered that I'm so used to using SSD's that the tiny bit of lag when a program launches off an HDD is very noticeable to me. I won't even run laptops without an SSD anymore.

But to her, that budget build was a wonderful gift. She had been using a S754 Sempron 3100+ rig that I'd given her years earlier, and even after I overclocked it a couple of years earlier, it was dreadful even for watching videos online. The thing was still running XP. To her, that little A6 dual-core APU was like going from the outhouse to the penthouse. Sometimes, you have to have a little perspective when you consider computing for the non-enthusiast crowd.
     
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Just want to say that the prices I quoted in post #111 are what they are going for right now today. Not years ago.
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That's really only valid if you can use the extra horsepower that an Intel chip would provide in the first place.

An HTPC, for instance, could be powered off AMD's lowest end first generation APU for another 5 years to come. By the time it becomes obsolete for that particular goal, so would even the top of the line current gen Intel I7 Extreme. The only benefit the i7 would have, would be slightly faster boot times, which are basically irrelevant in an HTPC as they are on basically 24/7, and thus would be a complete waste of money.

Now, if I were to GAME on a 5 year old CPU, I'd prefer an Intel, but that is a completely different story.

When I build PCs foe friend i always get them AMD especially FX-8320 or in budget 860K. In fact my brother, cousin, 4 friends all have AMD CPU i have picked for me. Only reason i have Intel is because i fully use it especially with 2 GPU. I just though OCN members would be more then the average user and would upgrade more often.
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But to her, that budget build was a wonderful gift. She had been using a S754 Sempron 3100+ rig that I'd given her years earlier, and even after I overclocked it a couple of years earlier, it was dreadful even for watching videos online. The thing was still running XP. To her, that little A6 dual-core APU was like going from the outhouse to the penthouse. Sometimes, you have to have a little perspective when you consider computing for the non-enthusiast crowd.

biggrin.gifbiggrin.gif You don't say! I know exactly the feeling! I fought with my brother to let me upgrade his office PC from Sempron 754 , 1GB DDR, onboard SIS graphics to Athlon 5050e, 4GB DDR2, HD5450 . He was shouting all the time. I also installed Windows 7 after a long fight to convince him that it was time to leave XP. At the end, he was in awe at how faster the boot was, how faster the programs would launch, but after a week later he was again disenchanted saying "well, i was fine before too". rolleyes.gif

I 've got another friend, who stayed for 10 years on Athlon XP 2500+/ASUS KT333 (an immortal motherboard that he refuses to throw away), although i was begging him for years to give him older spare parts for free. "I am doing my job fine, why upgrade?". He finally capitulated because "well, to tell the truth, some youtube videos are choppy" (hello HD video). So last year i gave him 2 Asrock 980DE boards (1 to use as spare, because i never trust them), 1 Athlon x2 240, 8 GB RAM, the usual HD5450 1GB and he bought on his own a SATA HDD and a new PSU. He almost got a heart attack. He also has a 2007 Intel 1,8Ghz dual core notebook and he complaint that it was now feeling too slow in everything. And unless he gets stubborn or bored, next month i will give him a 1090T i decided i won't ever use anymore (always ran too hot for my taste, it's why i bought FX6300).

Both my brother and him, said the same thing: "Woohoo! With this upgrade i will be fine for 10 years!". biggrin.gif

Outside OC.net, people are actually staying happy with very little.
Edited by Undervolter - 7/18/15 at 4:49pm
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