If you had the money would you go with intel over amd?

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#1 Posted by HelpWithPC (140 posts) -

I was originally planning on getting a FX-8350 but I was able to pull more money and I was wondering if I should stick with amd or get a i5 4670k or a i7 4770k?

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#2 Posted by barrybarryk (488 posts) -

I'd say go with the i5 over the i7 if you're not going to be doing lots of CPU intensive tasks which benefit from more threads. But yeah, if you have the cash get an Intel processor.

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#3 Edited by The_Animator420 (262 posts) -

Go with Intel. i5 is enough for gaming, go i7 if you do video editing, graphics, etc.

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#4 Posted by HelpWithPC (140 posts) -

Yeah I was planning on going with the i5 because I remember reading that the i7 hyperthreading or something like that didnt let games run as good as a i5 but i could be wrong. Also this is a heated debate but honestly which is better i5 4670k or FX-8350. I would like to go with amd but I dont like the selection of motherboards for some reason.

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#5 Edited by pelvist (6089 posts) -

I always go with intel anyway :) I havent bought an AMD processor since AM2 motherboards where new.

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#6 Edited by jun_aka_pekto (19746 posts) -

If it's a brand new PC? Sure.

If I'm upgrading and want to keep my current install of Windows 7 (from 2009), I'd stick with AMD since I'm upgrading from AMD to AMD.

In my case, I had to reactivate. But, a couple presses of the mouse button and I'm done.

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#7 Edited by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -

I did go with Intel over AMD. But that doesn't mean I don't like AMD. I go with whoever has the best at the time I am building a new PC.

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#8 Posted by The_Animator420 (262 posts) -

@HelpWithPC said:

Yeah I was planning on going with the i5 because I remember reading that the i7 hyperthreading or something like that didnt let games run as good as a i5 but i could be wrong. Also this is a heated debate but honestly which is better i5 4670k or FX-8350. I would like to go with amd but I dont like the selection of motherboards for some reason.

Go with the 4670K. You won't be disappointed.

p.s Make sure you get a Z motherboard to go with your K cpu. I have seen so many people on these forums get a K cpu and not a Z mobo or vice versa.

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#9 Edited by wis3boi (32507 posts) -

Always. Intel is so far ahead it isn't even funny

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#10 Edited by gamer-clemm (808 posts) -

I like AMD products, but Intel does a good job too. So I usually go with the price points though. If I did have a little extra cash, I might go with Intel. Depends on my mood I guess.

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#11 Edited by Arach666 (23183 posts) -

I´ve been going with Intel for many years now and the same goes with Nvidia,though in that case that may change with that whole "Mantle" deal AMD has going on,if it is what I hear it is.

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#12 Posted by iampenguin (396 posts) -

@HelpWithPC: Intel

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#13 Posted by deactivated-579f651eab962 (5404 posts) -

Intel obviously.

A year ago I would of said get the i5 but these days with games like bf4 pushing multithreaded processing I'd say get the i7 if you want it to last.

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#14 Edited by GreyArt (25 posts) -

Intel FTW

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#15 Edited by kraken2109 (13271 posts) -

Currently the intel, but if next gen consoles are pushing multiple threads we should see AMD's 8 cores doing better too.

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#16 Posted by The_Capitalist (10838 posts) -

i5 is good enough for gaming. I recently picked up the cheapest Haswell quad-core in the lineup (i5-4430) and it has been great, even with the stock cooler.

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#17 Posted by soolkiki (1783 posts) -

Not that AMD is bad, I've just always been an intel customer. My i5 is amazing for gaming and while not the best OCer, it's definitely competent.

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#19 Edited by Tezcatlipoca666 (7241 posts) -

I'd got with the AMD over Intel because I like to support the underdog, as long as the underdog isn't absolute crap that it. But if you do not care about such things, then going with the Intel CPU (the i5) would probably be better.

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#20 Posted by Cwagmire21 (5896 posts) -

Only used Intel and I like my choice. However, I can't speak good/bad for AMD CPUs. However, I do like my AMD 6800 :D

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#21 Posted by jun_aka_pekto (19746 posts) -

I've had both Intel and AMD CPUs past and present. There were times in the past when AMD's CPUs were so far behind Intel that the performance gap in games was noticeable. I stuck with Intel CPUs exclusively for that generation even though they cost up to 2x or 3x more.

Right now, AMD is behind. But, I don't think the performance gap in games are that noticeable (if at all) unless I have a frame counter on. Until, the gap is much more noticeable, I don't have a problem with continuing to use AMD CPUs.

As I mentioned earlier, the AMD FX-8350 was the least problematic for me when it came to replace my old Phenom II X3 720BE. I got a big jump in performance (big enough that I decided not to replace my GTX 560 Ti yet) with minimal fuss since I got to use my current Windows 7 install and current apps/games. The downtime was minimal.

Sure, I could've replaced the old CPU with an i5 or i7. But, I would've had to reinstall Windows 7 and possibly reinstall all my games. That's an awful lot of games to redownload in addition to the several days of having to install Windows 7 and its updates plus other apps and their updates, not to mention all the settings. The downtime would definitely be much longer if I went with an Intel CPU/motherboard.

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#22 Posted by ronvalencia (19003 posts) -

@HelpWithPC said:

I was originally planning on getting a FX-8350 but I was able to pull more money and I was wondering if I should stick with amd or get a i5 4670k or a i7 4770k?

It depends on the total budget vs GPU selection.

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#23 Posted by Gery_Gorenshtein (25 posts) -

I'd go with the i5 unless you want to make yourself uber gaming pc with titan on it and a 16Gb 2k Hz of RAM memory.

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#24 Posted by osan0 (14153 posts) -

intel i5 no question.

...well ok one niggeling question. how well will the i5 deal with games designed with 8 cores in mind?

itll probably be fine though. a dual core intel can deal with ports from the PS3 and 360 and those consoles have 6 threads. so a quad core modern i5 will probably be able to get the job done with PS4 and X1 ports.

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#25 Edited by FelipeInside (27924 posts) -

- If you're on a very tight budget: AMD

- If you're on a budget with a bit more flexibility: Intel i5

- If you want best performance and willing to spend a few more bucks: Intel i7

I normally go the top range of CPUs when I build a new rig cause of two reasons:

1) I use graphic intensive programs for work

2) I build my rig and don't touch it for 2-3 years

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#27 Edited by Mozuckint (831 posts) -

If the money's there? Intel, no question.

Nice 3 year warranty usually

Great performance with lower power consumption.

Use of Gold as opposed to Tin.

Just a few of my personal reasons.

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#28 Edited by Geminon (1177 posts) -

@HelpWithPC said:

I was originally planning on getting a FX-8350 but I was able to pull more money and I was wondering if I should stick with amd or get a i5 4670k or a i7 4770k?

not even a question.... intel over AMD every time.

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#29 Posted by ShepardCommandr (4067 posts) -

@wis3boi said:

Always. Intel is so far ahead it isn't even funny

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#30 Edited by DJ_Headshot (6427 posts) -

I already did when I built my PC back in early 2009 Went for the I7 920 vs going for the cheaper AMD Phenom II X4 Don't regret with overclocking has held up better in performance in modern games then the Phenom II has I intend to keep using for several more years waiting on an affordable 6 core processor from intel to be released for a true upgrade.

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#31 Posted by valium88 (4455 posts) -

I prefer Intel, but it's nice that AMD is there as competition imo.

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#32 Posted by danten81 (328 posts) -

Well, my 8320 is performing like a boss on Battlefield 4, so no regrets here. Love to support the underdog!

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#33 Posted by airshocker (31700 posts) -

Realistically, you should save up a little bit extra to go Intel over AMD. You'll save more money in the long-run.