Is worth getting a AMD for a low budget PC ?:S
With AMD's recent performance everyone switched to Intel..still intel isin't too cheap..so is it worth getting a AMD CPU for a low budget Gaming PC ?
Re: Is worth getting a AMD for a low budget PC ?:S
it is, definitely
to be honest, purely from a gaming standpoint, after a certain point the cpu stops being a bottleneck, no matter what gpu in the current market is being used, or how many. so getting AMD due to their price is still very viable as an option
for example, a phenom at 2.6 - 2.8ghz will push out equal framerates to a core2 extreme overclocked to 4ghz or so, at resolutions of 1900x1200 and above or so in almost all new games. a core2 quad at 2.6ghz will also push equal framerates. thats just because the gpu matters then, and the cpu does not cause a bottleneck, at all. i know people might come running to bash me and say that im wrong, but i will gladly post benchmarks to validate my claims, or i suggest they should search around themselves to be sure of whatever they will post
at lower resolutions tho, the cpu is more important. but the general idea is, for gaming, is to emphasize on the gpu more and the cpu less. so say, for X budget, you can get a better gpu and a AMD, versus an intel and a worse gpu. go amd then, mate
but obviously the core uArch is very strong in other tasks aswell, notably media encoding, 3d rendering etc etc. if those are priorities, then the processor should be emphasized on more.
so the general rule is: for gaming, fit a better gpu within the allocated budget, then the cpu. for other tasks, its the other way around
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