Overclock.net › Forums › AMD › AMD Motherboards › why amd?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

why amd? - Page 4

post #31 of 99
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blameless View Post
As has been mentioned, AMD platforms have the best IGPs, and even good 780G mothetboard tend to be less expensive than any decent S775 board. So, for media PCs, AMD is quite viable. However, in raw performance, or even price for performance, no AMD chip is going to compete on price/performance with Intel.

I went from an Opteron 170 at 2.8GHz (backed by DDR500 @ CAS 1.5) to a Pentium E 2140 at 3.2GHz, and the performance jump was enormous. There is a bigger difference in speed between the Opteron and my Pentium E2140 than there is between my Pentium E2140 and my E8400.

No stock dual-core AMD chip, and only the most highly clocked AMD chips, can compete with the 60-70 dollar Pentium E21xx line. A 3.2GHz E2xxx will beat a 3.4-3.6GHz X2, badly.

The 1M L2 certainly hurts the E2xxx clock for clock compaired to other Core 2 Duos, but even then, it's far faster per clock and per core than any AMD.
rep+ to you sir
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k 5000mhz(so far) ASUS MAXIMUS IV EXTREME msi 6970 and 2 6950's Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 2133mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Force GT(os) M4 64gb(games) f3 1tb(other) Samsung Windows 7 64bit Samsung BX2450 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Black widow XFX ProSeries 1050W PSU 80+Gold  Corsair 700D Deathadder 
Mouse Pad
nope! 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k 5000mhz(so far) ASUS MAXIMUS IV EXTREME msi 6970 and 2 6950's Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 2133mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Force GT(os) M4 64gb(games) f3 1tb(other) Samsung Windows 7 64bit Samsung BX2450 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Black widow XFX ProSeries 1050W PSU 80+Gold  Corsair 700D Deathadder 
Mouse Pad
nope! 
  hide details  
Reply
post #32 of 99
Quote:
Originally Posted by nevets93 View Post
its only 1.8 ghz...
Take a Look at some of the E21xx Owners on Ocn And ask them, Is it Fast?

Dude These Chips Can OC To Crazy 3.0+ GHZ with General Ease
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II 945 @ 3.6Ghz Asus M4A78-E XFX 4850 512MB 2X1GB GSkill DDR2 1066 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
X2 7200.12 320GB Haha Windows 7 Pro x64 Hp 17' 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Garbage OCZ Stealth 600W Blue Centurion 5 Razer Death Adder 
Mouse Pad
steelseries QCKHEAVY 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II 945 @ 3.6Ghz Asus M4A78-E XFX 4850 512MB 2X1GB GSkill DDR2 1066 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
X2 7200.12 320GB Haha Windows 7 Pro x64 Hp 17' 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Garbage OCZ Stealth 600W Blue Centurion 5 Razer Death Adder 
Mouse Pad
steelseries QCKHEAVY 
  hide details  
Reply
post #33 of 99
well if ur not going to OC then a AMD x2 is good choice. im using my AMD x2 4400 system right now, and its just as fast as my quad Q6600 in windows. I mean if your not going to play games then any dual core chip will be good for you.
New one
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 6700k Gigabyte Z170-GAMING K3 XFX R9 290 DD 16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
SanDisk Ultra II 960GB Corsair H100i Windows 10 LG 27" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Steel Series 7G CM RealPower M850 NZXT H440  Logitech G502 
Mouse Pad
OCuK XXL Surface 
  hide details  
Reply
New one
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 6700k Gigabyte Z170-GAMING K3 XFX R9 290 DD 16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
SanDisk Ultra II 960GB Corsair H100i Windows 10 LG 27" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Steel Series 7G CM RealPower M850 NZXT H440  Logitech G502 
Mouse Pad
OCuK XXL Surface 
  hide details  
Reply
post #34 of 99
Motherboards:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138113
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813135075

The 8200 is slightly better than the 780G.

CPU:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103194
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103776

I would go with the 4400+ to keep things low price. It should be enough for what you said you would be using the computer for.
Magicbox
(17 items)
 
crapbox
(13 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX 8320 Sabertooth 990FX Nitro+ RX480 Kingston HyperX Fury 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 850 EVO  Kingston HyperX 3K Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 Noctua NH-D15 
OSOSMonitorKeyboard
Kubuntu  Windows 10 Pro Dell U2515H CM Quickfire TK (Cherry Blue) 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Cooler Master Silent Pro M 850W Enthoo Pro Logitech G502 Logitech G440 
Audio
Xonar DX 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Sempron 3300+ HP stock mobo (laptop) 200M (IGP) 2x1GB PC3200 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
100GB ATA133 DVD/CDRW Kubuntu 32 bit 14.1" (1280x768) 
Power
6 cell 
  hide details  
Reply
Magicbox
(17 items)
 
crapbox
(13 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX 8320 Sabertooth 990FX Nitro+ RX480 Kingston HyperX Fury 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 850 EVO  Kingston HyperX 3K Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 Noctua NH-D15 
OSOSMonitorKeyboard
Kubuntu  Windows 10 Pro Dell U2515H CM Quickfire TK (Cherry Blue) 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Cooler Master Silent Pro M 850W Enthoo Pro Logitech G502 Logitech G440 
Audio
Xonar DX 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Sempron 3300+ HP stock mobo (laptop) 200M (IGP) 2x1GB PC3200 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
100GB ATA133 DVD/CDRW Kubuntu 32 bit 14.1" (1280x768) 
Power
6 cell 
  hide details  
Reply
post #35 of 99
from what i have read arent the NVidia chipsets bad for AMD? or is the 8200 the exception?
post #36 of 99
Quote:
Originally Posted by Delphi44 View Post
from what i have read arent the NVidia chipsets bad for AMD? or is the 8200 the exception?

Nvidia chips have always been good on AMD platforms. It's on the Intel platforms where they suck majorly.
Magicbox
(17 items)
 
crapbox
(13 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX 8320 Sabertooth 990FX Nitro+ RX480 Kingston HyperX Fury 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 850 EVO  Kingston HyperX 3K Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 Noctua NH-D15 
OSOSMonitorKeyboard
Kubuntu  Windows 10 Pro Dell U2515H CM Quickfire TK (Cherry Blue) 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Cooler Master Silent Pro M 850W Enthoo Pro Logitech G502 Logitech G440 
Audio
Xonar DX 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Sempron 3300+ HP stock mobo (laptop) 200M (IGP) 2x1GB PC3200 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
100GB ATA133 DVD/CDRW Kubuntu 32 bit 14.1" (1280x768) 
Power
6 cell 
  hide details  
Reply
Magicbox
(17 items)
 
crapbox
(13 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX 8320 Sabertooth 990FX Nitro+ RX480 Kingston HyperX Fury 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 850 EVO  Kingston HyperX 3K Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 Noctua NH-D15 
OSOSMonitorKeyboard
Kubuntu  Windows 10 Pro Dell U2515H CM Quickfire TK (Cherry Blue) 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Cooler Master Silent Pro M 850W Enthoo Pro Logitech G502 Logitech G440 
Audio
Xonar DX 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Sempron 3300+ HP stock mobo (laptop) 200M (IGP) 2x1GB PC3200 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
100GB ATA133 DVD/CDRW Kubuntu 32 bit 14.1" (1280x768) 
Power
6 cell 
  hide details  
Reply
post #37 of 99
hmm not had any problems with my 780i think ill just count myself lucky so far
post #38 of 99
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blameless View Post
However, in raw performance, or even price for performance, no AMD chip is going to compete on price/performance with Intel.
This is only true in the context of overclocking. If the user is making a media PC, like the OP, should that be something we consider? If you look at similar priced AMD/Intel chips, the price/performance is the same. You'll see a clock speed advantage to AMD, but that's because they need that to keep the K8 competitive on a price/performance level with the Core2. At their retail speeds, they are price competitive. So, any sub-$100 AMD chip WILL compete on a price/performance level with Intel parts, IF we neglect overclocking.
mitx
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 3570K 4.5ghz ASRock Z77E-ITX Sapphire R9 290x Tri-X 1200/1500 Crucial Ballistix Tactical LP 2x8 GB 8-8-8-24-1T 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 Pro 256gb Western Digital Velociraptor Western Digital WD15EARX Western Digital WD15EADS 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Silverstone NT06-Pro Windows 10 x64 LG 29UM67 Logitech G710+ 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Silverstone SG08 600W PSU Silverstone SG08B Logitech G700 Pioneer SE-A1000 
  hide details  
Reply
mitx
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 3570K 4.5ghz ASRock Z77E-ITX Sapphire R9 290x Tri-X 1200/1500 Crucial Ballistix Tactical LP 2x8 GB 8-8-8-24-1T 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 Pro 256gb Western Digital Velociraptor Western Digital WD15EARX Western Digital WD15EADS 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Silverstone NT06-Pro Windows 10 x64 LG 29UM67 Logitech G710+ 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Silverstone SG08 600W PSU Silverstone SG08B Logitech G700 Pioneer SE-A1000 
  hide details  
Reply
post #39 of 99
Go with what you like. I would go Intel myselft even if not OC is not your thing.
Ishimura
(21 items)
 
Silent Knight
(13 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 3770K @ 4.6GHz ASRock Z77E-ITX eVGA GTX 1080 Ti Hybrid AMD Radeon R9 16GB DDR3-2400MHz  
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
SanDisk Ultra II 960GB Toshiba X300 5TB Corsair H100i GTX eVGA Hybrid Water Cooler  
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
4x GentleTyphoon AP-15 Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit Philips Brilliance BDM4065UC 4K Razer BlackWidow Chroma  
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
eVGA SuperNOVA 750 G3 Define Nano S Logitech G502 Proteus Core PECHAM Gaming Mouse Pad XX-Large 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Audioengine D1 DAC Mackie CR Series CR3 Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Sennheiser HD 598 
Audio
Sony XB950BT 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 955 @ 4.2GHz ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AMD Radeon HD 7970 3GB @ 1200/1500 2x 4GB G.SKILL Ripjaws X DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
OCZ Agility 3 60GB WD Caviar Green 1.5TB 2 x Seagate Barracuda 2TB XSPC Raystorm 
CoolingCoolingOSPower
EK-FC7970 XSPC RS360 Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit Corsair TX750 
Case
NZXT Switch 810  
  hide details  
Reply
Ishimura
(21 items)
 
Silent Knight
(13 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 3770K @ 4.6GHz ASRock Z77E-ITX eVGA GTX 1080 Ti Hybrid AMD Radeon R9 16GB DDR3-2400MHz  
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
SanDisk Ultra II 960GB Toshiba X300 5TB Corsair H100i GTX eVGA Hybrid Water Cooler  
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
4x GentleTyphoon AP-15 Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit Philips Brilliance BDM4065UC 4K Razer BlackWidow Chroma  
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
eVGA SuperNOVA 750 G3 Define Nano S Logitech G502 Proteus Core PECHAM Gaming Mouse Pad XX-Large 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Audioengine D1 DAC Mackie CR Series CR3 Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Sennheiser HD 598 
Audio
Sony XB950BT 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 955 @ 4.2GHz ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AMD Radeon HD 7970 3GB @ 1200/1500 2x 4GB G.SKILL Ripjaws X DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
OCZ Agility 3 60GB WD Caviar Green 1.5TB 2 x Seagate Barracuda 2TB XSPC Raystorm 
CoolingCoolingOSPower
EK-FC7970 XSPC RS360 Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit Corsair TX750 
Case
NZXT Switch 810  
  hide details  
Reply
post #40 of 99
I recently RMAd the ASUS M3A-H/HDMI, I got a bad one. If you buy one, I would keep a close eye on it and do your testing within the 30 day return period.

Aside from the problem I had, it worked out of the box and OCed a little.

I would recommend a different company though. Don't wait until you have a problem to find out about their tech support. . . . ASUS went downhill.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: AMD Motherboards
Overclock.net › Forums › AMD › AMD Motherboards › why amd?