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Feels nostalgic seeing Athlon vs Pentium on title lol.
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Sure.

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On the Intel side of things, the upgrade path is much better with the Pentium G4400 but it is also more expensive. If you think you will be upgrading your processor for more performance in like a year or two then the G4400 is the way to go. Intel's Pentium processors are dual-core without Hyper-Threading and an increasing number of modern games nowadays demand four cores thus making them poor choices for future gaming rigs. The Pentium G4400 is great in single-threaded applications such as office work, YouTube and browsing the web but for games that use more than 2 cores, the X4 880K would be a better overall choice.

Intel only costs 50 and he says its more expensive lol but hes right about gaming, the pentium isnt a gaming cpu
to me an i3 or AMD six core was always the minimum for a gaming pc, lower than that is just waste of money
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Shouldve been against a G3285. Much better comparison and closer to price.
     
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On the Intel side of things, the upgrade path is much better with the Pentium G4400 but it is also more expensive. If you think you will be upgrading your processor for more performance in like a year or two then the G4400 is the way to go. Intel's Pentium processors are dual-core without Hyper-Threading and an increasing number of modern games nowadays demand four cores thus making them poor choices for future gaming rigs. The Pentium G4400 is great in single-threaded applications such as office work, YouTube and browsing the web but for games that use more than 2 cores, the X4 880K would be a better overall choice.

Intel only costs 50 and he says its more expensive lol but hes right about gaming, the pentium isnt a gaming cpu
to me an i3 or AMD six core was always the minimum for a gaming pc, lower than that is just waste of money

He said the G4400 is the more expensive path as it's not a gaming CPU (no dual core is a gaming CPU anymore, it's not 2006) thus it will need to be replaced soon. You end up buying two CPU's instead of one. Quite easy to understand once you read what you quoted yourself.

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Shouldve been against a G3285. Much better comparison and closer to price.

Even the G3285 isn't a match as it's only a dual core. Try playing GTA V on a dual core and find out how great these chips are.

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Even the G3285 isn't a match as it's only a dual core. Try playing GTA V on a dual core and find out how great these chips are.

 

100%. Recommending budget users buy a Pentium for any sort of gaming in 2016 is a bit irresponsible. An Athlon, i3, or used i5 is a far better choice in the low-end market. I'm partial to FX chips myself but I'd have a hard time recommending them as a generality; success with FX is highly dependent on workload, system build, and user knowledge/experience.

     
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He said the G4400 is the more expensive path as it's not a gaming CPU (no dual core is a gaming CPU anymore, it's not 2006) thus it will need to be replaced soon. You end up buying two CPU's instead of one. Quite easy to understand once you read what you quoted yourself.

both are poor choices for gaming pcs
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I'm going to buck the trend here and say that the 7890k is a pathetic processor. My Phenom II X4 965 from like 6-7 years ago could hit around 350 in Cinebench R15... stock. Is this all the progress that AMD has made in that amount of time?

There's a reason I moved over to an i7 4790k. It is much more expensive, no doubt, but it's FAR faster.

AMD's processors based on Bulldozer, etc. has been their Netburst. They need to release Zen, fast.
Cinebench that is it?

From what I've read an 860K is in general faster than a Phenom 965 especially in gaming and consumes way less energy which makes it easier to OC and get even better performance.
An FX 6350 would be comparable to a Phenom 965 in it's late years(because AMD sold this CPu for a very long time).


To be honest the biggest problem this Athlons have would be the lack of an upgrade path.
AMD should make these CPUs AM4 compatible.
Edited by Serios - 7/18/16 at 12:08am
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Originally Posted by chuy409 View Post

Yea, it seems bulldozer has been dragged on for the longest. Why couldnt they just expand on k10 and the phenom II line?? It would of been muchhhhh better than whatever garbage bulldozer was.
Porting K10 to a newer process is not cheap and it won't be faster because it would still have a big frequency deficit.
This is why AMD did not launch a Kaveri and Carrizo FX desktop CPU, it can't clock as high as their 32nm CPUs so there are no major performance benefits.
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