Its hilarious when people get ecstatic by reaching an extra 20 frames in games while the competition performs at 100 frames, I guarantee those 20 frames will not be noticeable, as long as you get a steady FPS at 60 or better, you will have an equally satisfying experience. As for intel CPU's out performing AMD, sure the high end intel is light years ahead of AMD in most benchmarks, that however does not render all AMD CPU's useless, especially if you know how to properly overclock. My current x6 1055t which I bought for 70 dollars less then the i5 2500k completely blows it out of the water at 3.65 GHZ. Dont count out AMD just yet, intel has been here before too, veterans of tech know how the market trends can change instantly. Also even if AMD decides to drop out of the enthusiast segment, believe me they have plenty of other ventures to follow. When ARM shows up to the enthusiast desktop scene, things will get very interesting, and Nvidia has also made remarks about releasing a desktop CPU! The future looks very exciting, in any case I root for technology and competition, without a good competitor intels already inflated prices will only go up!
I think many (but, it would seem, not all) participants in this discussion share your hope, RMadatyan, that AMD gets back in the game with respect to high-end CPUs - not merely because of the effect that this would exert on prices, but also because it would stimulate innovation. Intel, for example, would hardly feel the same pressure to improve their products if AMD weren't around (and vice versa). For my part, I also hope that when testing CPU performance in a gaming context, the present somewhat excessive emphasis on frame rates (surely there's a limit above which an increase in frame rates provides no noticeable improvement in user experience, although just where that limit goes is open to debate) is toned down and that other considerations, like frame latency are taken into account. In any event, I'm greatly looking forward to Steamroller - if it does the job and the price is reasonable, I'll consider using one of the versions in a new build, even though I hardly need it - my trusty Phenom II X4 955 does everything I ask of it....
as for me I have the I7 and I have a FX6100 and sorry to say but my amd fx6100 runs alot better than my i7. the I7 locks up all the time and my amd never slows down. I replaced my I7 thinking it was the processor being bad but my new one does the same thing
judzwho:the I7 locks up all the time
Your i7 has configuration problems.
They usually work without any hiccups.
Mine seems to be bulletproof. (it's like the Energizer Bunny)
judzwho:I replaced my I7 thinking it was the processor being bad but my new one does the same thing
It usually isn't the CPU that goes. The mainboard or the PSU are usually the culprits.
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
The statement "You can STILL buy x4 955 BE (Which are unlocked and OC them to 4.5ghz on air)" is HIGHLY unlikely.I have the 955 and an aftermarket air cooler and cant even get it stable @ 4Ghz.Matter of fact the sweet spot for the majority of 955 users is at around 3.8Ghz..Even with water cooling its harder than you think to get 4Ghz stable.With that being said I still love my 955 and still love AMD and would not get an Intel ove an AMD product any day.Intel charges WAY too much for their chips, and AMD can hold its own on a lot of different programs and games.
TLDR: I love AMD and Intel is way overpriced.
Thank you for that.I have said many times that AMD produces chips that can handle a much heavier work load than Intel could even imagine.AMD also incorporates newer technology into it's chips that Intel just doesn't support.In short you can do MORE with a "slower" AMD than you can do with a "faster" Intel.
I'm still using a phenom x4 9750, currently paired with a Radeon HD 6870 and up until the last year or so, I've been able to run pretty much every game at playable framerates and resolutions. In fact, I have more issues with the drivers for my GPU (mostly on Linux but I've had problems updating the Windows drivers) Before it stopped being able to run new games, my only gripes with my cpu are that the temp sensors don't work on Linux. And the linux driver for the sound part of the chipset doesn't play all that well with PulseAudio and Skype unless I add "tsched=0" into the config which screws up flash (the chrome version, the now unsupported version stretches in fullscreen mode if you have dual monitors.
Bottom line: I will be getting the Steamroller equivalent of the fx-8350 and when combined with a decent Nvidia GPU a little later down the line, my system will rock both in Linux and Windows.
I recently got myself an FX-8350... And I've heard outcries from people about crysis 3 putting a lot of weight onto i7's and making framerates drop...
You know why this is? i7 is quad; fx-8350 is 8-core.
Here's a video of me on Crysis 3; STREAMING (at high quality stream settings, so extra CPU load) on maxed out graphics: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnQNY5BsMWM
Framerate drops are in this situation caused by my graphics card (it being GTX 550Ti)
I even captured my CPU activity at the time too (bottom right corner).
FX-8350 is my hero. :3
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