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@sellingthings: Was a budget build to start. Went with a g4560 & B250 mobo. Like a month after I got the G4560 sold it for a profit and got the i5. My mobo can't OC & the price difference at the time between the 7500 & 7600k was like 60 $.

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@sakaixx: In many ways the battle is already over. The new thing AMD is going for is partnering up with Intel for these new CPU/GPU combinations that Intel will use to try to leverage Nvidia out of the market. Forget what the technology is called, but it will be on one chip like modern APUs are but with much better performance. For now it will be used in mobile devices but eventually will hit the desktop as well.

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@jessie82: The new i3 s are the old i5 s (4 core 4 thread). Ryzen really changed the desktop processor market i7 s are 6 core / 6-12 thread CPUs now. i9 are 10 to 18 core CPUs.

Ryzen has R3 (4 core/thread), R5 (4 to 6 cores / 8 to 16 threads) R7 (8 core/16 thread), and the beast known as Threadripper (up to 16 core/32 thread).

Ryzen 2 out this year will put even more pressure on Intel, especially on the server market, with Intel CPUs succumbing to a flaw that can cut productivity performance by up to 30% when patched.

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@couly: I feel the same. I have a good IPS 27" 75 hz 1080 monitor and stuff looks better on it than my friend's 60 hz 1440p TN monitor.

Resolution is nice but frame rate> quality of resolution > actual resolution any day.

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@sellingthings: i5 7500 GTX 980 ti...can confirm the i5 is starting to be the bare minimum for gaming. AC Origins made my CPU take an arrow to the knee -- ran at 60 fps outside of cities, 50 -60 in Alexandria, and 50-55 in Memphis.

Am playing Dying Light now least that game runs good -- 80-120 fps.

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@Pyrosa: Tandy 386 checking in. Hold up, I have to hang up so I can connect to my local BBS with my leet 14.4 modem.

(whining-staticy-sounds ensue)

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@Wiro_: I have trouble running Wildlands. That bit driving the car to the first destination ran fine but when I entered any of the little villages with any amount of people my frame rate took an arrow to the knee (dipping to around 30 fps).

I did the same thing (forcing vsync through the nvidia control panel) today to play Dead Space 2. When you enable vsync in game it caps the frame rate at 30, when you disable it the game runs at like 350 fps with bad screen tearing. Works good.

I hope Origins runs good on our rigs. As long as they don't have crazy amount of NPCs on screen it should run ok.

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@Wiro_: Might have a bit of a problem with that Haswell i5 dropping below 60 with lots of characters and / or draw distance turned to Ultra. Otherwise should be fine with Ultra at 1080 and High-ish at 1440. Have a similar system (7500 gtx 980 ti).

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@tonyleo01: With a FX 8350 and 760 you might get 30 fps on high... perhaps that is what Ubi is talking about, which is a bit deceptive. Usually the recommended settings target 1080/60. I know that an 8350 is not going to run this game at 60 fps, regardless of settings. All the AC games past Rogue sort of required an i7 to hit a stable 60fps. I can get 60 fps with an i5 and gtx 980 ti but my CPU is often at 85%+ and those scene in Unity with a ton of characters on screen drop below 60 regardless of settings.