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Originally Posted by Gareth HalfacreeI run Linux
Originally Posted by RedFlamesQuote:Originally Posted by Gareth HalfacreeI run Linux
Don't worry... we won't hold it against you... ;)
as for the AMD A-series... the lower end ones [A4/A6] are a bit pants for anything other than basic office work but the 'higher end' ones [A8/A10] are more than fine for most things you'd care to throw at a PC...
Sure gaming would probably benefit from a high[er] end intel [or AMD] chip, but that's not what the A-series is aimed at...
Originally Posted by mucgoohttp://vr-zone.com/articles/amd-trinity-a10-5800k-vs-intel-ivy-bridge-i5-3470-discrete-gpu-gaming-performance/17272.html
The 5800k seems to do just fine if you pair it with a discrete graphics card.
Originally Posted by GuilleAcousticFirst this is not "AMD top-end", look at the price ... and what about that "peasant" thing ? I know "peasants" that earns far more money than you ever will .... and not everyone is wiiling to buy or even need an i7 + GTX titan.
Originally Posted by AnakhaQuote:Originally Posted by GuilleAcousticFirst this is not "AMD top-end", look at the price ... and what about that "peasant" thing ? I know "peasants" that earns far more money than you ever will .... and not everyone is wiiling to buy or even need an i7 + GTX titan.
Okay, what is the current "AMD top-end"? If it's (Still) Piledriver 8250's, then they're getting their asses handed to them by Intel's 2-year-old mid-range i5s, let alone being anywhere near competing with current Intel offerings.
Seriously, AMD, wtf? I am highly disappoint. And this is speaking as a Bulldozer owner.
Originally Posted by dicobaltI can't help but notice this:
A10-6800K GPU Cores..384
XO GPU Cores...............768
PS4 GPU Cores.............1152
Originally Posted by runadumbOh dear, that is quite the gap. Wonder what Kaveri will be.
Originally Posted by SuicideNeilPathetic- AMDs top end is beaten ( senseless ) by low-mid range Intel chips that are 3 generations old. Graphics wise, sure, AMD is better if you stick with onboard graphics and don't mind gaming at low res and/or with the settings turned down ( hands up if you like this idea? ). For a kids 1st gaming PC AMD makes sense, or if you are a peasant wom for some reason wants to build a brand new PC but can't actually afford to properly, for anyone else though, heck no....
Originally Posted by tonyd223Will it run World of Tanks at 1080p? That's all I play now...
Originally Posted by YslenNot sure why the review is so positive tbh. Intels £92 CPU is considerably faster than AMD's £114 CPU. Even when you overclock the nuts off it, the i3 wins by a fair margin, and does so while using a third of the power.
The graphics are good compared to Intel, but both are pretty useless, and I doubt most people would see the difference between them in every day use. Both are fine for playing videos, neither is very good for gaming.
Regardless of the advantage in old Source games, I don't think the graphics are enough to give such a high score to these chips.
Originally Posted by Harlequinsrsly? troll post or what
the apu can play games perfectly well - not ` OMFG ULTRA` settings that cripple a titan , but well enough lower down the slider.
and that £92 i3 is aweful at gaming . I know as my wife is currently using 1.
and really - `clock the nuts of it
no , no one buying these will do that - it will be stock 99% of its life
Originally Posted by GuilleAcousticFirst this is not "AMD top-end", look at the price
.. and what about that "peasant" thing ? I know "peasants" that earns far more money than you ever will .... and not everyone is wiiling to buy or even need an i7 + GTX titan.
Those APU are nice to build a compact develpment computer with some decent openGL support (for hardware accelerated visualisation or GPU computing for example).
Originally Posted by Harlequinthing is - AMD can likely just come back with a consumer version of either the xbox or PS4 chip ; that and kavari is likely going to be 7750 or faster - on die ; not on package as intel have done.
if AMD wanted to go that route , then an MS `esque chip , with on package eSRAM and a 7850 ..... intel wouldn't know what to do.
Originally Posted by SuicideNeil For a kids 1st gaming PC AMD makes sense, or if you are a peasant wom for some reason wants to build a brand new PC but can't actually afford to properly, for anyone else though, heck no....
Originally Posted by SuicideNeilIf a PC is worth building, it's worth building well. And yes, I know the results are good enough for many people who only want to build a low end system, but in terms of gaming performance the results are indeed pretty poor, which makes me question why any enthusiast would give them a second glance...
Originally Posted by law99Just to rub a little salt in... so you want a cheap, does it all media centre pc for blu-ray playback? Why the hell would I go with Intel? All I'd be doing is spending an extra £50 or £40 for no more experience.
Originally Posted by YslenOh, I agree here. The low end models make a lot of sense. I love my E-450 laptop (I go on about it here often enough) and would happily build a media PC with one of the cheaper APUs.
It's the top end of the range I have issues with, or rather, the high score given to it in spite of its weak showing in the tests.
Originally Posted by fluxtatic
Could you sound more like an elitist *****? Not all of us are rolling in unlimited funds we can piss at computer hardware. Sorry if my $600 box doesn't meet your definition of 'built properly', guess that makes me the asshole, huh?
And don't use the word enthusiast as though it only has one connotation. A HTPC "enthusiast" will give more than a second glance. They'll probably hand over some cash too. Especially when similar money to an Intel part give you a slightly better gaming experience with no need to add a discreet gpu(where they'd still level off anyway). So letting, maybe their kids, play a light round of childrens games is an option.
*I'm going to start calling you B&Ws. As in black and white-ers. I like it because it tends to conform to an elitist ideal. And sounds like BMW which is obviously a similar idea... buying for the prestige, not just the performance and certainly not from any unique or artistic standpoint. (To clarify, I like BMW. I'd own one. But there is just as much fun to be had in all sorts of other areas)
Originally Posted by SuicideNeilI used to be an AMD fan-boy, but I have seen the light...
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