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Posted 31 January 2013 - 02:48
Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:00
AMD's aren't powerful.
Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:29
Specs look good, what am I missing?
Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:35
AMD has lower IPC than Intel meaning that performance is lower in applications and games that don't handle cores properly. It should be better than an equivalent i5 at the same price for general usage and multitasking. Another low point is power usage which is higher than i5s.
Personally I'd go with the 8320 and overclock that. You can can get AMD boards with the same features (without PCIE3) as Intel ones at lower prices. Their current socket AM3+ should support the next gen Steamroller (coming ~2014), while the 1155 Intel socket is a dead end. Alternatively, you can wait for Intel's Haswell which should hit on their new socket around June, but don't expect it to be budget friendly.
Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:55
Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:59
It's an awesome deal if you typically deal with several heavy duty applications simultaneously. An equivalent Intel chip in that area would cost a lot more. It's not so good for single application loads, though, which is more typical usage. So gaming would be an example where you might want to choose a different product.
Posted 31 January 2013 - 04:20
Posted 31 January 2013 - 04:39
Posted 31 January 2013 - 05:28
OP maybe you can say what config your current PC has and name what you typically do with it so we can get a better idea of where you're coming from and what you need.
Also, I don't believe Intel is better, it all depends on a lot of factors really. Even if AMD is far from the crown, it's quite competitive in price/performance.
Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:04
Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:14
Who says 1175 is a dead end?