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Originally Posted by Mad Pistol View Post

I don't see the point, honestly. Skylake is superior in almost every way.

However... this thread is not about Broadwell, Skylake, Greatlake, Land O'lake, or milkshake... It's about AMD.

*cough* back to AMD... *cough*

I think his post was for CynicalUnicorn stating "Broadwell does not exist".
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I think his post was for CynicalUnicorn stating "Broadwell does not exist".

My bad. I'm horrible at reading. tongue.gif

Sorry By-Tor. I still love you! cheers.gif
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I don't see the point, honestly. Skylake is superior in almost every way.

However... this thread is not about Broadwell, Skylake, Greatlake, Land O'lake, or milkshake... It's about AMD.

*cough* back to AMD... *cough*

Milkshakes, yum.

I did mention why AMD beats Intel in this niche though. tongue.gif They make an objectively better APU than Intel's equivalents. The only reason Intel can win is because of the L4 cache that bypasses the memory bottleneck, but without that, AMD is still better and for far less.

The exception of course is if you need only CPU performance, but in that case you should be looking at something like FX or LGA-2011 - if not an Opteron or Xeon - and a cheap PCIe GPU. That seems even more niche though.

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I think his post was for CynicalUnicorn stating "Broadwell does not exist".

That's actually the first time I've seen it on Newegg. I don't think that's even MSRP. It was only $400 IIRC, which is pretty reasonable over the previous unlocked i7s. $60 for a separate L4 die and a much larger CPU die.

Still, that proves my point. Spend three times as much money for a GPU that's better, but not better enough to really justify it. If you're on a budget, AMD APUs are a great value. If you can go all out, then a discrete GPU would be better. Heck, even something as simple as a 750 or 260X would be better than even Iris Pro. You're left with systems like mine - very small form-factor and very low power budget - where Broadwell-C makes sense and, well, I don't think it's worth the premium. (Also availability as mentioned previously.)
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Anyone with a 1st or 2nd gen i5/7 is still sitting pretty today.

Maybe but considering mobos don't last forever, especially with a good OC, probably not I'd say today..

I know, I have 1st gen i7 but try finding new 1156 mobos today... besides that my FX-6300 has about 5 more instruction sets than that i7 had.
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Even s775 had several revisions. The first 775's were unable to run Core 2 chips. The second wasn't able to run Core 2 Quads and that isn't even mentioning the several revisions 775 underwent during the Netburst era.

True, but nonetheless, still the same physical socket. It was those VRM specs that mucked it around..
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True, but nonetheless, still the same physical socket. It was those VRM specs that mucked it around..

It wasn't the VRM's, it was the electrical requirements of the CPU's that became ever more power hungry.
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I will have run 3 generations of AMD chips on my CIVF.

955BE
1055t
1100t
And will be upgrading to an FX chip as soon as I get my loop back together.

Not many Intel boards can run more than one as of late.

And my GPU has been AMD since 5770.

And it looks like I will be sticking to AMD so long as nVidia cannot play fair. Which is sad because I liked my nVidia cards before that but all these reports of sketchy business practices have left me cold. Although 4** series heat issues kinda helped me decide to stick it out with AMD.

I don't hate Intel or nVidia. I'very owned some excellent hardware. But if I cannot upgrade to a quality component to use on a previous Gen motherboard (Intel) then unless a client wants it for their build I can't recommend it to them either. I build budget systems and feeluch better showing them my AMD system rather than show them an Intel system they simply cannot afford. We're talking lower middle class people on social security making less than $15k a year. Granted Intel has come down quite a bit over the last few years but they simply aren't where they need to be to fit the more bang for your buck mentality that I build for. Quite a few systems I have built for this market don't even have add on GPU and only surf and pay their bills online. AMD is perfectly fine for that. thumb.gif

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NP....
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My bad. I'm horrible at reading. tongue.gif

Sorry By-Tor. I still love you! cheers.gif

No worries....

I wasn't trying to start anything, but just to show that they have been released.
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I didn't exactly stay with an AMD cpu, but at the time I was ready to purchase something new and with my available funds, philosophy, and needs, it was easy to choose AMD.

My first DIY box was back in 2001. I've always been a value buyer, so it was a no-brainer at that point to buy an Athlon XP, and so my first hands-on pc experience was with AMD. I shuffled through a few different socket A cpus and moved on to the original A64 (socket 754). I really wanted to go dual core A64 after that, but the price was prohibitive for me, so I ended up with a Pentium D. Yep. My next setup was a massively overclocked C2D Pentium e2160 (1.8->3ghz). I almost went with a Phenom II x2, but the value of the Pentium really appealed to me at the time. I threw an e8500 in the platform at the end of its life.

In December of 2012 I was ready to overhaul my rig, and, having never spent more than ~$120 on a single component in ten years (except perhaps a monitor), I was looking at an Ivy Bridge i3 vs. an FX-6300. The FX was an easy choice at that point, partly to relive my early pc building days with AMD and to support them as the underdog, and also to dabble in overclocking again, which I had enjoyed with my Athlon XP t-bred B core and the Pentium D and e2160.

A year later I sold the FX-6300 and scored an FX-8320 for $130, so I graduated to the AMD octo-core for very little cash. I very much have all of the cpu power I need and have been focusing my upgrades on other things like an SSD and an upcoming monitor and video card upgrade. I intend to upgrade to AMD's Zen when the price makes sense for me.

I think it's important to remember that building one's own PC is a hobby, not a capitalist imperative. We are under no obligation to defer or bow to the market leader (chipzilla.) We can build our PCs according to our own philosophy as long as we are satisfied with the performance we get for the money.

I also actually find hardware at the lower-middle price segment the most interesting, because I think that's where the best bang/buck lies. Also, while I do favor AMD when the price/performance makes sense to me, I certainly acknowledge Intel as the performance leader with the i7 and the socket 2011 chips, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend an Nvidia graphics card to someone depending on their needs. Certainly the 750ti is a great product, and of course the 970/980/980ti.

Currently I think someone building their own budget rig might look at the 860k (or future 870/880k) over the Pentium g3258 simply for the additional threads at the rock bottom price, and also an FX-83xx over an i3 just for the value proposition there.
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Me too not actually stay with AMD, but Im having mixed bag impression when moved to Intel. Yes I did gain performance in games but at what costs? Buying K series CPU and decent Z87 motherboard (at first) was the first problem because its expensive.

People been mocking about how hot AMD CPU runs, its basically the same story on Intel side. I need to delid, lapped the IHS and bought Seidon 240M AIO to cool it down, my previous FX8320 runs just fine at 4.4GHz with CM Hyper 412S, but on my current 4670K it needs AIO even though the temperature is still high reaching 80C under load (x264 benchmark), the FX never reach those kind of temps at that clock, I wonder what temps it will get with current AIO but I bet it will be better. So I lowers down the clock to 4.2GHz to lower volts and temps. That is the second problem with it.

Third problem is the land grid array, I managed to scraped some of the pins on my previous Z87 mobo (mishandling of the AIO block) and didnt dare to boot it up. Bought new Z97 mobo instead, costs me more money. It wont be a problem on pin grid array on AMD CPU. I did manage to fix few pins and aligning them back, I will try to boot it up on weekend. If it did boot I want to sold my current mobo. I dont think I ever upgrade to Broadwell since its availability is nonexistance and I dont need Z97 extra features such as M2 slots etc.

I been thinking of going back to AMD but Zen is still so far away. Reading about all those Intel sabotage on the other thread makes me feel dirty just by using their CPU. I already say no to nvidia after the GTX 970 fiasco (Im using one before this), and I glad I bought 290X as a replacement.
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