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4:10 am on Apr 26, 2017 (gmt 0)

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im going to go ahead and reinforce my that i7 is a turd argument with numbers and facts, intel has done a wonderful job of brain washing the public with their "core i" #*$!

ok lets stack that totally bad to the bone i7 crazy fast intel chip to this totally old dusty hunk of crap 8 year old AMD chip

[cpubenchmark.net...]


WHOOOPSSS yes thats right.. the i7 is a horse and buggy.





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9:37 pm on Apr 26, 2017 (gmt 0)

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But that's a laptop CPU vs. desktop, nothing to match. How about this:

[cpubenchmark.net...]
3:49 am on Apr 27, 2017 (gmt 0)

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i used the laptop i7 because he stated he was using a laptop.
im just showing the mobile version of the i7 is not impressive at all.

as far as that i7 goes we can just do this
[cpubenchmark.net...]

note the chip prices as well... :-)
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probably don't wanna even go here.. poor i7

[cpubenchmark.net...]

note chip prices once again, why are you buying intel?
5:08 am on Apr 27, 2017 (gmt 0)

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I'm not buying anything. I just noticed that comparisons presented were not the best picks. Intel always older than AMD.

[cpu.userbenchmark.com...]
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note chip prices once again, why are you buying intel?


Perhaps because the last three AMD crapped out on me and Intel never has? (Personal experience only. I used to be AMD for many years)
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i7 and 16gigs of RAM does it for me

Never had an issue with file size when working with Notepad. I stay away from WYSIWYG editors. They output too much page bloat.
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Perhaps because the last three AMD crapped out on me


WHAT?!? you've actually had a CPU totally crap out on you!? i've built over 1000 AMD systems and never had a single chip failure (yes i really build like a madman)
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I just noticed that comparisons presented were not the best picks. Intel always older than AMD.


i used what he used....as explained...then i used what you suggested, vs chips that didn't even cost half the price.

Not all benchmarks are created equal and have a serious intel bias

[cpubenchmark.net...]
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WHAT?!? you've actually had a CPU totally crap out on you!?


Yup. Now that the OP's thread has been totally high-jacked by absurd asides I'm off to find other things interesting. CPU wars and makers means little as production folks use the tools they have, or can afford, and get on with life. Even if it runs a bit slow. :)
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yes and im trying to inform people not to waste money on the intel core i scheme.. they've totally bamboozled everyone into thinking core i7 means ungodly fast pay whatever they are charging. Their chip prices are totally inflated beyond belief
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Are you working for AMD? Else this aggressive commentary seems a bit out of place.
7:42 pm on Apr 27, 2017 (gmt 0)

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nope not at all, but i am building systems every single day and i've seen every chip you can think of. The intel mobile stuff is fine, but core i5 is as much as you should pay for on the mobile side.. the performance bump from a mobile i5 to a mobile i7 vs what they charge... no dice.

On the desktop / gaming side, zero reason to choose intel. you can get similar performance and save mounds of cash. Also AMD is giving you great coolers with new chips... wraith, wraith spire, they are like 50.00 coolers free. Intel you'd be lucky if they give you a cooler at all. Also all new AMD chips have unlocked multipliers, you know how much EXTRA intel charges for their K chips WOOOOO.

Im building and benching every single day, i know what im talking about.

This isn't even the GPU side either..... RX480 8GB for under 300, wait till we get HBM on Finfet, you'll be pushing 4k ultra on a single card!
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Intel Core i5 vs AMD Ryzen 5 Pricing and specifications

[mygaming.co.za...]

Recent comparison between Intel and AMD and commentary on core structure and treading, integrated graphics or not, etc.

When one is building PCs for profit the pricing/margin between parts becomes very sensitive, but for the average webmaster high end gaming capabilities is not so important, and the number of actual cores and thread tasking possible even less so.

Ram is Ram, but graphics is something else. In some cost basis an AMD processor will need a much higher GPU than Intel, offsetting the CPU cost difference between Intel and AMD.

I quit making PCs for profit about six years ago.... the market and mark up had become so thin I could no longer afford to support the machines post sale. I built several thousand machines, about 75% were AMD. of those 3 CPU failures. On the Intel side 0 CPU failures.

"Do you want gaming experience or just need a computer to do work?" was the question, and depending on that answer I'd make a recommendation, offer some pricing, then let the customer make their choice.
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For desktops, I've (almost) always used bare bones put together by a trusted shop nearby. Low price and none of the bundled bloat.

For several years in the early 2000s I went with AMD. I switched (and stayed) to Intel because of the matched motherboard kits. Intel is a bit more expensive, but they have a more reliable reputation.

I live close to both Intel & Qualcomm and know a few techs from each. I don't know anyone from AMD :)
4:22 pm on May 2, 2017 (gmt 0)

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but graphics is something else. In some cost basis an AMD processor will need a much higher GPU than Intel, offsetting the CPU cost difference between Intel and AMD.


not really, 2 480s crossfired are still below the price of a single 1080. oh yea AMD just dropped the 580s this week...they are making everyone happy at the moment.

an FX6350 + a 480 is VR ready 1080 60FPS ultra settings. and you can get it with a wraith cooler right now for 100.00,
Ram is Ram,

no its not
benchmark numbers from some website somewhere... if you don't know anything about the new AMD chips you could, and probably are doing it wrong. Infinity fabric, ryzen chips live on fast ram, the faster the better, feed your ryzen chips the fastest you can afford. Also Sense MI smart prefetch, the CPU watches and learns. People write code, code follows logic, the chip watches and gets one step ahead of frequently executed code, you do XYZ the chip knows the next thing the code will ask for and have it ready before it even asks.
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Intel because of the matched motherboard kits. Intel is a bit more expensive, but they have a more reliable reputation.


why are you buying matched kits.. you know what that is? thats called i have a bunch of mobos nobody is buying and i've got to get rid of them....so lets match them with some chips and get them out the door.

combo matched kits are a TOTAL MESS, DO NOT BUY.
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J_RaD - do you have anything pleasant to say?

We get it... you don't like Intel. Some of us do. It's a choice. End of story :)
5:26 pm on May 2, 2017 (gmt 0)

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why are you reading everything i type as unpleasant?

Just because I don't agree or have another opinion doesn't mean im angry. I don't care about intel, if intel started giving me awesome chips for awesome prices i'd be singing their song just as loud, but they aren't. I've also said im totally 100% fine with intel mobile products, laptop chips are fine.

At the moment AMD is constantly giving me win win win on the desktop side with both CPUs and GPUs.

You can also like intel but don't ignore facts.

I'm also giving you valuable pointers like DO NOT BUY COMBO KITS because that is the retailer just trying to move some garbage parts. You want a single stick of slow non dual channel ram, this is where they will push that junk... bad stuff.

Yet everyone votes anything anyone says against me.

Having a different opinion or set of facts around this place is becoming highly unpopular. Tow the line, or go away...thats how its becoming around here.


We get it... you don't like Intel. Some of us do. It's a choice. End of story :)

I back everything up with numbers and knowledge and you come at me with "i get it you don't like them" This is dumbfounding, i backed up all reasons im loving AMD right now but i guess you've totally not looked at a single word i've said and reduced it all down to....i guess this guy doesn't like intel.....its all just opinion.

have i entered the twilight zone? I think so.
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To those on the other side of a faceless forum (or other electronic communication device) passion ofttimes appears to be zealotry.

AMD and Intel are about as quality as it gets these days. Each has strengths .... benchmarks can be impressive on both sides HOWEVER, what does seem to be missing is application, ie, how is that hardware going to be used?

World's greatest CPU and GPU means nothing to a spreadsheet pusher, or coder, or most webmasters. How much it costs does matter, particularly if you're running multiple to hundreds of systems, and again, FOR WHAT PURPOSE?

If there wasn't a market for both then one or the other would be the consumer choice and this conversation wouldn't be happening.
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benchmarks can get messy, some benchmarks only single thread, some fully support multicores. I stick with www.cpubenchmark.net because they have the most exhaustive chip list i've ever seen and their numbers are a pretty good gauge of how the chip will perform. other then that i use in my hands building it and using it for the truth.

spreadsheets might seem silly but i have a friend that has to pull some banking reports for work and his spreadsheets would make any system cry lol sometimes hes gota wait 4 mins for the data to populate.

There is a little more then just market factor in play, intel does use some kinda crumby OEM tactics to promote intel based systems and make them shy away from AMD based systems.. heck 3 years ago i was getting gigabyte motherboards with an intel celeron chip baked on FOR FREE. the whole board + CPU and heat sink were 45.00. Yea i built lots of those but it was obvious intel was giving gigabyte their CPUs away for no cost. They got busted in the 90's for doing this but it now seems its happening again unchecked. The Core I branding is also doing nothing but confusing customers, they don't even know what they are buying really....but intel has done a great marketing job and now everyone just thinks in

3, 5, 7 ..and there are so many processors in each line up it will cross your eyes, did you know they have even sell dual core i5? now in each dizzying line up they have their K chips, and they are totally punching your wallet in the face with most of their desktop chips, and people hand over the cash and buy them like zombies. I deprogram these people daily, i put a system right in front of them and let them drive it... they are shocked and dumbfounded.

I just placed an order for 10 core i5 laptops, I do not hate intel, but they are using their weight to skew the market, and thats not cool which is why I mostly do not build any intel desktop products, I can get the same work done for less. The only place left was the ultra high end, yes i had to use i7s but that is no longer the case with ryzen 7, their 500.00 chip competes directly with intels 1000.00 i7. Thank god. Intel has an extremely unhealthy grip on the market, 2 years ago i was wondering if AMD would even last...and if they went away what would happen? intel already had gouging level pricing, which already showed us they do not care at all about budget minded consumers....scary times. Glad it never happened.
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I thoroughly enjoy the rivalry between Intel and AMD. Why? There's that leapfrog one against the other. Intel might have the deep pockets and in some respects the better path for technology, but AMD has the guts to throw everything against the wall to achieve practical parity in benchmarks (though not always as in depth with tech) AND insert a very useful and competitive PRICE POINT.

AMD needs Intel. Intel needs AMD. One to price better, the other to just be better. And vise versa.
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it used to be a back and forth each pushing one another and creating lower costs and competition but for the past 7 or so years it has not been that way at all.... intel got a little a head and just stood on AMDs throat waiting for them to die. They got ahead on chip tech and performance then gave them a double nut punch with some sleezy OEM tactics to further kill their cash flow. AMD picking up ATI has been their life saver as they've been able to keep cranking out GPU sales, and using that tech to dump into their APU line. I mean they've done a hell of a number held at gun point.

Intel didn't even think ryzen was going to be anything, BOY they were in for the shocker of a lifetime

[tweaktown.com...]

Intel really does need to be brought down a few .... ok A LOT of pegs. Its like the ego of, google, and apple, inside of one single company. Doesn't seem like they want to compete any more, they just want to destroy. Not good for the rest of us, or the entire industry.
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Heh, heh, sounds like a few SE's to me. Yawn. Nothing new. Step along, nothing to see. That kind of t hing.

Intel's boot on AMD's throat has a benefit in the small guy doing wonders as far as consumers are concerned (price wise) but still has to catch up to the overall tech.

Again, it boils down to APPLICATION for the hardware. Most folks don't need either company's latest and greatest. Then again, there are enough foks who love to bleed on the edge of technology that there's a market for that as well.

Just wondering ... does Moore's Law still apply? Haven't checked in a few years.
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core counts going into the sky, threads for miles, everything is still rushing right along. Intel is running into some serious headaches with their 22nm fab.

You can only get circuits so small and the are finding that limit now, so now you have to put magic into the transistor to make it be able to do more then just 2 states, so now they are doing 3 state transistors and AMD in their GPU already have FinFet 4 state transistors

That will be the future moving forward, instead of trying to get smaller make the transistors do more work, and then start stacking them.

And also back to the future with more processors per board, yes dual and quad socket boards... remember those :-)
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I even remember Z80s :)