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CPU Ok. Blue team is it? Sell me on intel

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by RagingMadman, 16 Nov 2012.

  1. RagingMadman

    RagingMadman New Member

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    I'm considering the switch from AMD to intel.
    Right now I have a Phenom II 1090T that's 2 years old.
    I have a AM3+ Board so I could easily just drop a FX 8350 and hit the ground running for 200 USD.


    I need a reason to justify not only a $200-$400 CPU but a $200-$400 Mobo as well.

    Is there honestly $400-$800 Benefit there?
     
  2. mm vr

    mm vr The cheesecake is a lie

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  3. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    Wait for Steamroller
     
  4. j4mi3

    j4mi3 New Member

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    where do they even come up with these names
     
  5. mrMonkeyChunks

    mrMonkeyChunks EVGA Cheesecake

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    There is probably some construction going on outside of their offices and they are just naming them after equipment they see:

    Bulldozer - old rubble being cleared away
    Piledriver - construction begins
    Steamroller - laying of the new tarmac
     
  6. GeorgeK

    GeorgeK Swinging the banhammer Super Moderator

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    Let's hope that they give up on the 'look out of the window, name new architecture on what I see' way of doing things - we could have

    Bin-Wagon
    Street Sweeper
    Drunken Hobo...
     
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    Kovoet New Member

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    Lol rofl
     
  8. MSHunter

    MSHunter Well-Known Member

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    wait no been waiting for sandwich vendor!!!
     
  9. monkiboi

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    I would buy that no matter how bad it was.
     
  10. lysaer

    lysaer Suck my unit! Kirk lazarus (2008)

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    Just like everyone said wait for bulldozer?

    If there is one thing you can be sure of with AMD, it's that they will never live up to expectations.

    Go with Intel, overclock it and don't look back, even if you do you look back you will never be able to see AMD as it will be lagging so far behind.

    Sent from my GT-I9300 using Tapatalk 2
     
  11. j4mi3

    j4mi3 New Member

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    I'm in favour of these

    especially bin wagon
     
  12. David

    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

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    I do wish they'd stop naming their CPUs after slow, lumbering, machines.

    Although, calling one a DB9 would be a bit disingenuous, wouldn't it?
     
  13. GeorgeK

    GeorgeK Swinging the banhammer Super Moderator

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    We seem to have got slightly off-topic fairly quickly...

    It all depends on what you're using your PC for - what are your main uses?
     
  14. B1GBUD

    B1GBUD ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Accidentally Funny

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    Thread de-railing... on BT..... never!!
     
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  15. RagingMadman

    RagingMadman New Member

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    Gaming
     
  16. Instagib

    Instagib Well-Known Member

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    What res do you play at? Given your gpu, you have a very capable gaming rig already. Going to intel will see a frame rate improvement, but it won't be massive. I personally wouldn't value the improvement at $400 - 800.
     
  17. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    I wouldn't buy it anyway, but the AMD faithful swear that Steamroller is going to be the turn-around for AMD. They have been catching up to Intel lately, the FX-8350 is a great CPU at the price, and AMD motherboards offer more features for the price when compared to Intel.

    The 8150 was a fake 8-core, the 8350 is a real 8-core, and the next one is supposed to be an 8-core with better single-threaded performance.
     
  18. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    Power consumption.

    That is all.
     
  19. SeñorTasty

    SeñorTasty New Member

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    Is the power consumption and slight fps gains worth a $400-800 investment?

    Maybe to some but I would choose to wait it out.

    Another story if your just itching to upgrade, in which case I would thrown in nice SSD (if you don't already have one of course) and maybe the fx-8350 (depending on how itchy the itch) and be happy until next gen release.
     
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