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Yup.

People need to get off AMD's ass, unless it is for a legit reason. Their CPU performance is much closer than the Marketing Gurus at Intel make people believe. Then again, not surprised, the SECOND commercial during Super Bowl 50 was an Intel commercial.

When was the last time anyone seen a commercial for an AMD product?


When they were mocking the INTEL EE edition for being slower than their Athlon FX series thumb.gif
 
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When they were mocking the INTEL EE edition for being slower than their Athlon FX series thumb.gif

Let's not date ourselves here.

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I remember being in a Dr office awaiting a Pre-Op appointment and flipping through a magazine. There was a full page ad for the up and coming FX. I just sat and drooled over it while waiting to be called back.

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Here's the worst part. That's a lie, you hate fanboys but you are one. AMD CPU's are beasts. They aren't the MOST powerful but does that mean they're slow? No. They rip through all modern games like there is no tomorrow. So when it comes down to things, AMD is more than VR certified. It's just too bad for Oculus, when I buy into VR it'll be with the Vive (it always was going to be anyway). It's just solidified now. Hurts for them, doesn't it? I sure hope it does. wink.gif

 

I never said they were slow. They aren't. They, however, aren't fast enough for the intended application of high end VR experiences. Every frame must be delivered in 11.11ms or faster. No ifs, ands, or buts about it. Even Intel CPUs struggle with that too on occasions. I honestly think even the intended minimum requirement rigs that Oculus says won't be good enough unless you really want to turn settings down. But Intel at least does have actual CPUs that will hit that minimum for pretty much every game out there. AMD doesn't barring the rare highly-threaded games. This isn't fanboying a single thing. This is just being realistic. When Zen comes out, AMD will most likely, barring a dud, hit the requirements for VR. But their current CPUs just really do not cut it. You are talking about somewhat lower resolution scenarios at the moment, at very high refresh rate. In other words, highly CPU bound scenarios. Barring the few highly threaded games that will fully take advantage of current AMD hardware, they just cannot produce the same VR experience as reliably as Intel's CPUs.

 

I mean, you are calling me a fanboy. But you are basing your HMD purchase because you fanboy one company over the other. Ironically you are talking to someone who uses both AMD and Intel (and heck, even Nvidia) in the same household. However, I'm just more realistic about things without having red/blue/green tinted shades over my eyes (I like calibration and all colors, don't throw that off!).

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AMD vs Intel when it comes to gaming. Are we really arguing about this? I believe Toms Hardware or Anandtech did an article that showed there was almost no difference unless you were trying to do Quad SLI/Quadfire, at which point AMD fell behind. At Single GPU and SLI/Crossfire they were neck and neck.

EDIT: Can't find the article but it showed AMD CPUs with 1 GPU, 2 GPUs, 3 GPUs, then 4 GPUs and did the same for Intel. It was posted on this site before.
Edited by BeerPowered - 2/15/16 at 11:01pm
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AMD vs Intel when it comes to gaming. Are we really arguing about this? I believe Toms Hardware or Anandtech did an article that showed there was almost no difference unless you were trying to do Quad SLI/Quadfire, at which point AMD fell behind. At Single GPU and SLI/Crossfire they were neck and neck.

Lol what, to say there's almost no difference is misleading at best

http://www.overclock.net/t/1409745/various-fx-9590-reviews-thread/
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Lol what, to say there's almost no difference is misleading at best

http://www.overclock.net/t/1409745/various-fx-9590-reviews-thread/

Talking about GAMING and nothing else.
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Talking about GAMING and nothing else.
In GPU bound scenarios, sure, but when games are CPU bound there are clear differences between the 2.
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In GPU bound scenarios, sure, but when games are CPU bound there are clear differences between the 2.
Definitional retreat, I presume.
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Pretty much woke up to this , but i can see what this is gonna turn to, Some mod should come and close it before people start shooting at eachother
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All this discussion is reinforcing for me is that the hardware is still "not there yet" for a truly pleasant VR gaming experience. Maybe these soon to be launched VR units will at least be decent for non-gaming uses such as VR: travel, tours, telepresence, porn, etc.
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