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AMD vs INTEL!+ 8 CORE vs 4 CORE! Vote now!

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created 12/29/2013 11:46 am by generalcedric
last reply 01/04/2014 12:28 pm
Hey you! I'm about to get a new computer and I knead to know which is better: AMD or INTEL. Also I want to know if a 8 core processor is better than a 4 core!

Post which one you think is better, and maybe why?

Thanks!!!!
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01/04/2014 12:28 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
PryorJordanN
Intel is better in total but AMD is more budget made so, if on budget get amd if Not go intel!
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01/04/2014 12:26 pm
Level 64 : High Grandmaster Slime Tamer
VeryMadCrafter
Intel is always better than AMD. Why? AMD is loud...
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12/31/2013 10:49 pm
Level 30 : Artisan Explorer
Zemor
Elycin
Zemor
According to Speccy, I'm hovering around 35-40 degrees (Celsius).


16.6C With Coolermaster TX3 @ 28C environment.

Other than that, it seems you have a decent cooler. or are you running Stock-spiral?

I think I'm using a stock cooler. I'm away from my PC right now.
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12/31/2013 10:35 am
Level 33 : Artisan Network
Darthmineboy
Processors :
Price/Quality amd is better, quality of intel processors is very high but they are also very expensive. If u only have 200$ to spend, get amd, if ur budget is higher than get intel.

An octa-Core of amd performs as good as a quad-core of intel ( That says a lot about the quality
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12/31/2013 10:25 am
Level 29 : Expert Modder
generalcedric
Bump!
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12/29/2013 9:24 pm
Level 8 : Apprentice Nerd
Lancet13
In my past, I have used the following 2 processors:

Intel i3 3225 Ivy Bridge Processor

AMD Phenom ii x4 970 Black Edition

To compare the two processors, the Intel processor is a dual core. With hyper threading enabled, it makes 2 virtual cores to make Windows use it as a quad core. The AMD processor is a quad core.

Physical cores are ALWAYS better than virtual cores, however that does not always mean better performance.

From all my use on both hardwares (running Windows 7), I noticed faster performance overall on the i3 processor in everything but gaming. In gaming however, both chips performed about the same.

The Phenom ii x4 970 costed about $100 I believe at the time I bought it.
The Intel i3 3225 costed about $160 when I bought it (now priced at $140)

So essentially, AMD is better if you don't have the money to afford Intel. Otherwise, go with Intel.
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12/29/2013 8:43 pm
Level 3 : Apprentice Miner
WorldOfCrafterz
Intel is always better than AMD, also depending on the processor, 8 cores is usually better than 4 cores.
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12/29/2013 9:10 pm
Level 15 : Journeyman Artist
benasx33
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12/29/2013 9:03 pm
Level 25 : Expert Princess
Randomness3333
No, just no.
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12/29/2013 8:36 pm
Level 25 : Expert Princess
Randomness3333
The Cooler Master Hyper 212 evo is a great deal for the price. If you want to spend more you can go for a custom loop liquid cooler.
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12/29/2013 8:00 pm
Level 29 : Expert Modder
generalcedric
Thanks random! Got any ideal coolers for a budget?
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12/29/2013 8:06 pm
Level 19 : Journeyman Ranger
Starguy
heres mine and it cools like a charm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6835209049 its a liquid cooler.
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12/29/2013 6:47 pm
Level 25 : Expert Princess
Randomness3333
Get the 8350 then. It performs on par if not better than an i7 for most rendering programs for 100$ less. Make sure to get a good 990fx motherboard and a good cooler so you can overclock.
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12/29/2013 6:11 pm
Level 29 : Expert Pony
StealingDaPenta
what's the difference? :3
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12/29/2013 6:09 pm
Level 29 : Expert Modder
generalcedric
Ok thanks guys! I'm mainly going to use the computer for rendering graphics more than gaming so probally an AMD right? I found a 3.6 ghz one with 8 core for $150 ( cant find link )
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12/29/2013 5:55 pm
Level 25 : Expert Princess
Randomness3333
1 Intel core =/= 1 AMD core. Intel's CPUs are more powerful per core but they cost more than AMD's CPUs. Most games don't use more than 4 cores. For most people an AMD cpu will be perfectly fine.
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12/29/2013 4:14 pm
Level 22 : Expert Engineer
Area511
Intel.
It's more futuristic and more energy effiecient than AMD

Energy efficient = less heat generated.
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12/29/2013 4:10 pm
Level 85 : Elite Modder
Silvania Studios
This really depends on what you're doing.

For example, if you're doing a lot of media editing, rendering youtube videos and so on, then an AMD 8-core will be plenty.
However, if you're doing a lot of gaming, then an intel quad-core would probably be better than the AMD 8-core.

AMD gives a more all-out explosive power, whereas intel is a bit more refined. For bulk tasks the AMD is better (rendering is a really good example of that), whereas focusing on a few high resource programs is where the intel shines through.


I've just got a mac pro which has two Intel Xeon quadcores in (so effectively a more powerful 8-core intel). Once my RAM arrives I'll let you know how it performs compared to my quadcore i7 laptop and 8-core AMD PC.

(it's worth noting, on a final note, that I seem to be one of the few people here with a balanced argument as I actually use both currently. Not naming any names but some people seem to be just going on what they've heard, and haven't actually USED both processor brands)
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12/29/2013 4:06 pm
Level 19 : Journeyman Ranger
Starguy
and i had a intel haswell series and it kept crashing and had tons of issues for me so i think amd is the way to go for gaming and editing
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12/29/2013 5:50 pm
Level 45 : Master Button Pusher
LeeTheENTP
Every CPU in my house is an Intel, even the one in a late 90's computer that still runs great. We've only had two computers crash -- both due to human, not system, error.

I'm not saying AMD CPUs are bad (they're great; I've used them and they're fine), I'm saying they are just for lower-budget computers. They don't perform as well when compared to similar Intel CPUs, but they're a lot cheaper.
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12/29/2013 4:08 pm
Level 30 : Artisan Explorer
Zemor
One poor experience is not enough to say that another brand is better.

I'm using an i5-3470 and have not had any serious issues.
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12/29/2013 10:14 pm
Level 18 : Journeyman Wolf Whisperer
DeleteThisPleaseThan
Haswell and Ivy Bridge doesn't use Fluxless Solder, causing high idle temps crashing.
http://bit.ly/1cATjve
"PC Watch found thermal interface material – paste – instead of the fluxless solder Intel’s public relations department claimed. The difference between the two materials is pronounced. Fluxless solder doesn’t decay or dry out over time, whereas thermal compound, or TIM, loses its efficacy slowly. TIM can become desiccated in as little as two years,"

Quality for Price lies at AMD's hands now,
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12/29/2013 11:26 pm
Level 45 : Master Button Pusher
LeeTheENTP
Apparently the fluxless solder was causing microcracks during its expansion and contraction. They were kinda between a rock and a hard place, but thermal paste was probably the best option for the long run, had they used better paste.
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12/29/2013 11:03 pm
Level 30 : Artisan Explorer
Zemor
According to Speccy, I'm hovering around 35-40 degrees (Celsius).
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12/31/2013 10:02 pm
Level 18 : Journeyman Wolf Whisperer
DeleteThisPleaseThan
16.6C With Coolermaster TX3 @ 28C environment.

Other than that, it seems you have a decent cooler. or are you running Stock-spiral?

TheShadbusherApparently the fluxless solder was causing microcracks during its expansion and contraction. They were kinda between a rock and a hard place, but thermal paste was probably the best option for the long run, had they used better paste.


Probably The Self overclocking(Turbo), Casues the Fixed atoms in a processor to move. could only imagine that happening to the solder.
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12/29/2013 4:04 pm
Level 4 : Apprentice Explorer
AviationGaming01
I've got an intel i5, Mine runs any game and handles anything. intel is usually a good thing anyways and AMD processors have issues most of the time as well and are overrated :/
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12/29/2013 3:59 pm
Level 19 : Journeyman Ranger
Starguy
If you're going Amd (which will be your best bet in terms of performance), get an Fx8120 (the 8120+ will be great for games).

However, if you plan to do video rendering on the computer, you're gonna be kicking yourself if you get intel
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12/29/2013 3:51 pm
Level 45 : Master Button Pusher
LeeTheENTP
If you're going Intel (which will be your best bet in terms of performance), get an i5 (the i5-4670K will be great for games).

However, if you plan to do video rendering on the computer, you're gonna be kicking yourself if you don't get an i7 (i7-4770K is what I bought recently; waiting on RAM for it right now ;-;).
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12/29/2013 3:43 pm
Level 15 : Journeyman Miner
isaac_miner
whats the name of the processor that you are getting and are you gonna use you pc for gaming?
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12/29/2013 2:53 pm
Level 34 : Artisan Nerd
allMacOSX24
8 core is better and it depends on the processor, usually Intel is the way to go.
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12/29/2013 3:22 pm
Level 30 : Artisan Explorer
Zemor
8 core is not necessarily better.

Refer to Elycin's post.
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12/29/2013 2:41 pm
Level 11 : Journeyman Dragon
jayman9696_
If you are going to be gaming with this computer go with Intel. 90% of games hardly make efficient use of the first four cores so having eight is useless. Also in any gaming benchmark Intel does so much more than AMD.

(!However!, This may change because xbox and playstation have AMD 8 core processors and may force game developers to utilize the extra cores.)

If money is not an issue I would recommend an I7. It is more expensive, but beats anything AMD throws at it hands down.

If money is an issue I would recommend an I5. As far as gaming is concerned an I5 is what you get.

The only reason to go AMD is cost or you do a lot of Multi-Threaded application. If you were worried about the later you would not be here.

As for 8 core vs 4 core. A four core what you need for gaming, but Intel 6 cores processors are incredibly fast. More than what you need.

TLDR: Intel and anything higher than 4 cores is unnecessary. But if you can afford it, go for it.
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12/29/2013 2:11 pm
Level 29 : Expert Modder
generalcedric
Yes I'm building this myself I have almost everything ready but I'm stuck on he motherboard..
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12/29/2013 2:08 pm
Level 2 : Apprentice Explorer
Endermen_Must_Die
Dangit, I had a good paragraph going a minute ago, but i hit the back button, so I'll give you the TL;DR. AMD FX = Better multi-tasking, unlocked multiplier, but motherboard choices are limited. Intel i5 = Better (slightly) gaming performance, but costs more for unlocked.


... you are building this yourself, right?
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12/29/2013 1:45 pm
Level 12 : Journeyman Warrior
+_ Skyless _+
Intel is really better than AMD (Processors)
AMD is really better than Intel (Graphic Cards)
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12/29/2013 1:49 pm
Level 30 : Artisan Explorer
Zemor
Well, if you're going to compare dedicated video cards to integrated, of course most dedicated ones are going to win.

Perhaps by Intel, you mean Nvidia, If that's the case, the truth is a bit more complicated.
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12/29/2013 1:37 pm
Level 30 : Artisan Explorer
Zemor
chuck_213035
These 2 links below are to similar processors. One from AMD. The other from Intel. They are both quad-core processors. The AMD is 3.6 GHz and the Intel is 3.4. The price of the AMD is only $100, while the price of the Intel is $240.

AMD:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6819113281

Intel:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6819116899

OP, don't listen to this guy. He assumes that higher processor speed= better performance. That just isn't the case with these two CPU's.

Refer to these comparisons:

http://www.cpu-world.com/Compare/442/AM ... 4670K.html

http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core-i5-3 ... D-A8-5600K

Passmark scores: 7,130 (Intel) vs 4,352 (AMD)

As you can see, the Intel quad-core completely destroys the AMD quad-core. It isn't even close.
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12/29/2013 1:25 pm
Level 45 : Master Button Pusher
LeeTheENTP
Intel doesn't have any CPUs with more than 6 cores, and most are dual- or quad-core. However, Intel i7 processors (and some older i5's) have hyperthreading, which essentially makes each core run as if it were two cores (two threads on each), for a total of 8 on the quad-cores, and 12 on the 6-cores.

AMD has CPUs ranging from one to eight cores.

Intel's CPUs tend to be pricier, but they do perform better in benchmarks (not by a whole lot though). They also are more efficient with power usage.

AMD CPUs use a lot of power (comparing an 84 Watt Intel CPU to a 100 Watt AMD CPU), but they're a lot cheaper.


In short, if you're on a budget and think getting a beefier power supply is cheaper than getting an Intel CPU, get an AMD processor. If you want efficiency and don't mind spending some extra money for it, get an Intel processor.
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12/29/2013 12:44 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
chuck_213035
generalcedricHey you! I'm about to get a new computer and I knead to know which is better: AMD or INTEL. Also I want to know if a 8 core processor is better than a 4 core!

Post which one you think is better, and maybe why?

Thanks!!!!


I prefer AMD. Intel is overpriced. I currently use an AMD FX-8320 Vishera that is 8 cores at 3.5-4.0GHz in my desktop. I only spent $160 on it.

But don't let RAM be your limiting factor in speed. Get 1600 MHz or 1866 MHz RAM. You could get all the RAM your motherboard would support, but if the frequency is 1333 or less, you will have issues on higher quality games.

These 2 links below are to similar processors. One from AMD. The other from Intel. They are both quad-core processors. The AMD is 3.6 GHz and the Intel is 3.4. The price of the AMD is only $100, while the price of the Intel is $240.

AMD:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6819113281

Intel:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6819116899
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12/29/2013 12:19 pm
Level 29 : Expert Modder
generalcedric
Ok thanks Azie
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12/29/2013 12:12 pm
Level 53 : Grandmaster Grump
Azie
8 core is almost always faster than a 4 core. Brand quality and reviews are important too though. Don't assume that because it has more cores, it will automatically be better. It may be a brand known for having issues. Generally though, Intel and AMD are both good.
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12/29/2013 2:33 pm
Level 18 : Journeyman Wolf Whisperer
DeleteThisPleaseThan
Depends on Clock Speed, Modules, Threads, Caches, Etc.

edit:
The AMD FX-6300 has 6 Modules, but 2 Modules count as 1 Core.
Theoretically, there is 6 Cores, but being read as 3.
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12/29/2013 12:10 pm
Level 29 : Expert Modder
generalcedric
What about prices tho?
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12/29/2013 12:02 pm
Level 37 : Artisan Programmer
deadrecon98
Intel.
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12/29/2013 11:59 am
Level 29 : Expert Modder
generalcedric
I think I would get a 8 core from Intel, but the price is very expensive compared to amd
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12/29/2013 12:02 pm
Level 19 : Journeyman Ranger
Starguy
i have a amd 8 core cpu and it runs so fast so i think you should get a amd 8 core cpu and i had a intel 8 core cpu and its not worth getting its kinda slower then the amd one
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01/04/2014 11:45 am
Level 4 : Apprentice Explorer
AviationGaming01
The more core's you have the more problems the processor will overcome. Quad core intel i5 is just perfect, and it'll run anything.
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12/29/2013 11:53 am
Level 14 : Journeyman Cake
Derpzy__
I do believe an Intel 8 core may be better. But don't take that as definite, as I'm not so great on knowledge when it comes to processors.

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