Overclock.net banner

1 - 20 of 22 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
38 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Im building a new rig right now, dumping about $1,600 and Im still not convinced what the best CPU for my money is. Some people say i5 some say i7 some say FX series. I google what's best for gaming and most articles say Intel and then i go talk to someone else and they tell me AMD is the only way to go. Not interested in hearing from fanboys, honestly just want a good CPU that is gonna do me right for the next couple years. Can anyone please enlighten me.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
14,051 Posts
Please modify your title before the wave of squawking drowns this thread.

What kind of games do you play, anyway?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,040 Posts
If you are going to spend the cash get intel, they perform better, hands down. If you are on a tighter budget, go amd, they work great for gaming as well. This kind of question is inviting an intel vs amd flame war.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
8,165 Posts
If you're spending that much money on a rig, go Intel. If you're purely gaming then an i5 is your best option.

AMD make good chips but they are targeted mainly at the budget gamer not someone dropping a lot of money on a rig.

Keep it civil guys
rolleyes.gif
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
350 Posts
For the price AMD
For everyday computing Intel
For game, just little margin between both, favorable to Intel
Go to wherever suits you.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,951 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lawjik View Post

Im building a new rig right now, dumping about $1,600 and Im still not convinced what the best CPU for my money is. Some people say i5 some say i7 some say FX series. I google what's best for gaming and most articles say Intel and then i go talk to someone else and they tell me AMD is the only way to go. Not interested in hearing from fanboys, honestly just want a good CPU that is gonna do me right for the next couple years. Can anyone please enlighten me.
for gaming current generation games there isn't a cpu out there better then the i5-2500k/3570k/4670k. That said there are always exceptions to the rule. Crysis3 for example uses as many cores as you can throw at it, so an AMD FX 83xx cpu will punch on even footing with intel i7 cpus which run twice it's price; heck even the little 6 core fx 6300 will outpunch a 4 core i5 or hyperthreaded i3 in that game.

IF crysis3 represents the way games will be built going forward there is a lot of value to an 8 core amd cpu. Especially since they're all sub $200; however if you don't think crysis3 is the wave of the future, or you're only interested in the current gen titles, or in MMOs (which are all notoriously single core beasts) you're best with sticking with intel.

If i was buying a new system today and money was no issue, i'd probably be getting an extreme edition 6 core, hyperthreaded i7, if cash was an issue i'd probably be looking at a haswell or ivy bridge i5. If i was seriously cash strapped and building a gaming rig for less then $800 i'd probably be looking at an FX8320 or FX6300
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
4,512 Posts
If you're near a Microcenter there's no reason not to go 4670K (or 4770K if you need to spend more money). You'll get $55 off any Z87 board and really there is no fair comparison between intel and AMD anymore, intel has had the advantage for years now.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,105 Posts
Intel and AMD are fairly close to price/performance when it comes to multithreaded tasks. Its games that are single threaded that you'll be much better off going intel. Basically, you WILL get what you pay for. In general FX 8350=i5 3570k/4670k < any i7 < i7 Extreme. Other than that, dont let people tell you that you're making the wrong choice if you go AMD. I do have to agree, intel MAY be better overall, however AMD is still plenty good for gaming.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
930 Posts
Let me just say this, I have an 8350 and I run every game you can imagine out there and I have never had an issue with my cpu holding the game back.
thumb.gif
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
38 Posts
Discussion Starter #11
Quote:
Originally Posted by beers View Post

Please modify your title before the wave of squawking drowns this thread.

What kind of games do you play, anyway?
to what exactly? and mainly battlefield and MMOs right now
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,673 Posts
Intel for performance
AMD for budget

Though I will note I got AMD on a budget and play all my games fine, even overclocked to where I want to be.
 

·
Computer Arsonist
Joined
·
2,620 Posts
Correct me if I am wrong but is it AMD for Multi-core tasks and Intel for single threaded apps? (This is just what I have gained from reading stuffs)
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
8,192 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by NeoReaper View Post

Correct me if I am wrong but is it AMD for Multi-core tasks and Intel for single threaded apps? (This is just what I have gained from reading stuffs)
depends on the application, Intel stronger core usually win out against AMD weaker but 'moar' cores.
 

·
Intel/Nvidia
Joined
·
3,445 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lshuman View Post

Let me just say this, I have an 8350 and I run every game you can imagine out there and I have never had an issue with my cpu holding the game back.
thumb.gif
I dare you put in a second card (Crossfire 7950). Your CPU will hold you back.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
930 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by raisethe3 View Post

I dare you put in a second card (Crossfire 7950). Your CPU will hold you back.
This makes no sense at all, stop trying to bash what I am saying. I was giving my experience with my setup and here we go with an idiot like you trying to find any possible way to make AMD seem like a bad chip. Sometimes if you have nothing positive to say, it's just best to be quite.
buttkick.gif
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,364 Posts
Ok guys, some real world experience time!
smile.gif

no benchmarks no fanboyism just straight up what it's like to use both systems.

Had my hands on a new amd system and for everything except processor intensive games such as Supreme Commander Forged Alliance, you can't tell the difference in game.

The intel system is generally "peppier" as in it feels faster to use, but once you're in the game and have a comparable GPU, you will not notice the difference.

So many reviews examine minute details but fail to actually state how good the gaming experience is, which at the end of the day is most important.

If you can save enough on the cpu to buy a better GPU (an I mean a step up not just a slightly overclocked version of the same card) then go for the cheaper CPU.

Good luck with your choices and do a build log so we can gawk at your kit !
smile.gif
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
874 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lshuman View Post

This makes no sense at all, stop trying to bash what I am saying. I was giving my experience with my setup and here we go with an idiot like you trying to find any possible way to make AMD seem like a bad chip. Sometimes if you have nothing positive to say, it's just best to be quite.
buttkick.gif
What he was trying to say is that typically the Amd processors usually have trouble fully utilizing higher end crossfire/sli gpus. I experienced this with my 965 BE with sli gtx 460s in BF3. I didnt realize my cpu was holding me back till I upgraded to Intel. Having said that, it worked perfectly fine in most games and I still did see a performance increase when I added the second card, just that I gained some more fps after the switch。 I do know the 965 and 8350 are different chips, but I have seen others say the same thing about Amd and Sli、cfx。
 
1 - 20 of 22 Posts
Top