Originally Posted by Scougar
I really need to upgrade my (well not really.. just need an excuse lol) FM2+ rig. Zen cannot come fast enough. I really don't want to get Intel, as I feel they have just been treading water lately. Obviously if Zen sucks, or is bad value for money (perf/dollar) then I'll also look at Intel.
I am also looking forward to Zen. Every few days I find my self searching the internet and hunting for the latest rumours/news. Once released I hope it rivals similar offerings from Intel and AMD can regain decent CPU marketshare and renew the Intel vs AMD CPU battle from the early 90s and 00s.
My first ever computer was an AMD 450 Mhz. My brother who selected the parts for the custom built PC said at the time it was equivilant to the Pentium and better value. My friend from school had a similar specd CPU but he had a lower clocked Intel Pentium at only 300ish Mhz . I would often visit his house and marvel at how much smoother his computer could run games like Unreal Tournament and System Shock 2.
I have now had an Intel x58 platform for over 7 years having upgraded the CPU to a Xeon model, installing a SSD and new graphics cards over the time. I am looking forward to building a new more powerful system and being able to drive higher resolutions. I hope Zen is good and by the time it is released directx 12 has matured. Zen + Vega + 2560 x 1440 is looking good.