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Intel VS AMD and GTX vs Radeon, help?

Last response: in Components
August 12, 2013 4:21:07 AM

I need expert opinions to make my final decision between a few components.

Components in question:
Asus Maximus VI Formula vs ASUS Crosshair V FORMULA-Z ATX
GTX 780 vs Radeon 7990
Intel 4770k vs AMD FX-9370

Current unpurchased/purchased build:

I am aiming for image quality first, gaming second, AutoCAD (3D modelling) third.

They're very similar in pricing and I didn't consider GPU waterblocks and availability.


More about : intel amd gtx radeon

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a b À AMD
August 12, 2013 5:14:43 AM

I would go with Intel+Nvidia for your build. The i7 4770 should be better overall than the FX, and overclock just as good or pretty close any way. The 780 is a single GPU card so drivers should be better and alot less of a headache. The 7990 is a more powerful card overall though. It's just that AMD had a huge issue with stuttering/frame latency for a long time, and they only recently fixed the issue with their latest beta driver. I have a hard time recommending crossfire right now, but maybe in a month or two I will.

I am waiting to see the next few driver releases before I decide to crossfire my 7950, just in case something else goes wrong along the way. I will also be switching to Intel myself since some games heavily favor Intel cpus. I was considering an FX chip, but not after reading reviews comparing the two. Only one game favors AMD right now that I know of and that's Crysis 3. Here are some benchmarks comparing the higher end FX chip(FX-9590) to the i7 4770 in current games:
August 12, 2013 5:23:20 AM

Intel it is ..
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a b À AMD
August 12, 2013 5:46:40 AM

Marcus_CA said:
In a summary, you'd say the Intel is for the more stable and quality components rather than AMD for the extra bit of performance and cheaper components?

Well actually for the FX chip you are considering the price is pretty much the same. You get a little more power with a lot better power efficiency with the intel chip. I would say that the gtx 780 would be more stable than a dual gpu card, but have less performance at the same time.

August 12, 2013 5:54:53 AM

I'll be going for intel + nvidia for the perks you mentionned. :)  This will also allow me to get the new VI Formula mobo from Asus (and try that stylish beast) :-)