Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Solved

Amd vs Intel for gaming

Last response: in Systems
Share
November 17, 2013 8:45:17 AM

I am in the process of selecting parts for a gaming pc, and I'm stuck choosing between an i5 4570 and hd 7950 combo or an fx-6300 with cooler (I'm planning on overclocking) and an r9 280x. Which one will give me better gaming performance, or is the difference between both the cpu's and gpu's enough that I should just be patient and save up for an i5 and r9 280x combo.
Thanks in advance.

More about : amd intel gaming

November 17, 2013 8:49:59 AM

depends on what kind of tasks you want to do.
if you are intending only to game fx 6300 is the best choice (though I would save a bit and get the fx 8320 since is only 20$ expensiver)
m
0
l
November 17, 2013 8:53:22 AM

7950 is a good card (won't come close to a oced r9 280x sadly), but windforce 3x 280x and toxic 280x are managing to compete with a non oced gtx 780
m
0
l
Related resources

Best solution

a b 4 Gaming
November 17, 2013 8:53:42 AM

At stock clocks intel has been shown better for gaming as the single core performance is better. R9 270X is 7950 rebrand, so if you want to check this review out it has some benchmarks that might help your choice http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/R9_280X_Direct_...
Share
a b 4 Gaming
November 17, 2013 8:58:14 AM

Also what Sayken said, the toxic I have heard is an amazing card!
m
0
l
November 17, 2013 9:03:10 AM

Devballs said:
At stock clocks intel has been shown better for gaming as the single core performance is better. R9 270X is 7950 rebrand, so if you want to check this review out it has some benchmarks that might help your choice http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/R9_280X_Direct_...

Isn't the r9 270x a 7870 rebrand?
m
0
l
November 17, 2013 9:07:29 AM

Sayken said:
7950 is a good card (won't come close to a oced r9 280x sadly), but windforce 3x 280x and toxic 280x are managing to compete with a non oced gtx 780


Really, where are you getting that information? Also, is this the windforce 3x? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
From what i've read the 280x competes and is a bit ahead of the 770, not the 780.
m
0
l
November 17, 2013 9:11:09 AM

So what's the consensus on gaming performance? Is the cpu difference enough to warrant a cheaper gpu?
m
0
l
November 17, 2013 9:22:23 AM

Devballs said:
Apguitarman6 I have seen some people call it a rebrand of a 7970 with slow clocks, other call it a 7950, so its hard to say. As far as a good article for 280x cards just check out toms guide: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-r9-280x-thir...

It's actually a rebranded 7970 ghz, and in most cases performs slightly better. What I'm asking is about balancing the cpu and gpu for gaming.
m
0
l
Anonymous
a b 4 Gaming
November 17, 2013 9:34:12 AM

This is the dilema. Your two options will game about the same at stock speeds but with 6300 able to OC , it can outperform the intel because of the better GPU. It's a puzzle that people will always argue about.But gaming always comes down to the GPU. If you can save money on the CPU you can get a better GPU. Only you can decide what you need .We provide advice. Either option will give you a good gaming experience.

arrpee
m
0
l
November 17, 2013 9:37:45 AM

Devballs said:
I prefer intel for lower TDP, better single core performance and of course less heat, but here is a break down of processors running the same game and CPU, as you see intel tops the charts: http://www.techspot.com/review/734-battlefield-4-benchm...

It actually looks like the 6350 and i5 are not too far apart, only around 2 fps. This makes me want to get the 6300 and the better gpu.
m
0
l
Anonymous
a b 4 Gaming
November 17, 2013 9:38:47 AM

Devballs said:
I prefer intel for lower TDP, better single core performance and of course less heat, but here is a break down of processors running the same game and CPU, as you see intel tops the charts: http://www.techspot.com/review/734-battlefield-4-benchm...


You can't use these charts because it assumes you are using the same GPU. The 6300 would have a stronger GPU. This is what complicates the question, you end up comparing apples to oranges.

arrpee
m
0
l
a b 4 Gaming
November 17, 2013 9:41:31 AM

Of course you can use the chart, you are talking about what price you want to spend. In actual performance taking out the "apples to oranges" comparison by using the same GPU with different CPUs.
m
0
l
Anonymous
a b 4 Gaming
November 17, 2013 9:53:02 AM

Devballs said:
Of course you can use the chart, you are talking about what price you want to spend. In actual performance taking out the "apples to oranges" comparison by using the same GPU with different CPUs.


The chart only tells one side of the story. It doesn't tell you the difference between the 7950 and r9 280x.

arrpee
m
0
l
a b 4 Gaming
November 17, 2013 9:58:18 AM

That's the point, that chart shows the comparison of the CPUS with the variable of the GPU removed, in a prior post I posted the opposite comparison of different GPUs tested with the variable of the CPU removed.
m
0
l
Anonymous
a b 4 Gaming
November 17, 2013 10:13:30 AM

Devballs said:
That's the point, that chart shows the comparison of the CPUS with the variable of the GPU removed, in a prior post I posted the opposite comparison of different GPUs tested with the variable of the CPU removed.


Missed the other post.
But the apples/oranges debate is intel/7950 compared to AMD/280X.
It would be great if you could benchmark one against the other on a website but the infinite combinations available would be daunting. Thanks for your imput, the more info we provide the better Apguitarman6 can make an informed decision.

arrpee
m
0
l
a b 4 Gaming
November 17, 2013 10:57:26 AM

He did mention that if it was worth it he would wait for the i5 and the 280x, but I agree it is hard to say how much performance the difference it would make without a direct comparison of performance/cost of the exact setup.
m
0
l
November 17, 2013 11:26:33 AM

r9 280x is a rebranded 7970 ghz with better speed and dls memory. I am getting the information from real life experience.
a r9 280x non oc is still 0.5% better than a gtx 770 non oc. windforce version and toxic of r9 280x add 8% more performance compared to the non oc version whereas a 770 is 11% weaker than a gtx 780 so if you were to oc the 280x a bit more you would gain the power of a gtx 780. don't write if you never even seen those card perform and just base your information on nonsense out of your heads!
as for intel vs amd crap please don't start it again. is true intel has better cache, recovery speed memory and performs better in single threaded tasks, where a fx 8320 will perform better in multi task because of the 8 cores which are all real just not fed enough. And talking about gaming they are neck to neck. He won't gain more than 5fps with an intel in the new games!
as for intel fans (slower down with the nonsense!!!)
at a budget under 200$ as long as overclocking is concerned all fx amd cpus will perform better than the intel adversary on the same price. of course for no oc the best choice would be a i5 4570! rest of intel monsters are over 200$ budget and are still on par with amd not far better as long as gaming (nowadays) is concerned.
btw r9 280' s power is between 7950 and 7970 not r9 280x.....
and take into account a windforce gtx 770 performs 3,5% weaker than a gtx 780 (of course gtx 780 reference but who buys that anyways... only custom for the way).
m
0
l
November 17, 2013 11:29:26 AM

and there is a 45$ difference in price between fx 8320 which is overclockable and i5 4570 which is not at all.... where fx 6300 is even cheaper and oced won't bottleneck a gtx 770/r9 280x at all!!!
we are talking about price for performance here not biased crap
m
0
l
November 25, 2013 4:49:15 AM

AMD FX 6300 must be compered with a core i3 4340
and the FX 8350 with a i5 4570

aka AMD is not much cheaper!
m
0
l
November 25, 2013 5:17:27 AM

fx 6300 comparable to i3 (in gaming?)
a oced 6300 can handle a 7970 ghz pretty well. it may not bring the gpu performance to fullest of maximum but it does damn well.
yet the i3 owns only 2 cores and is not even overclockable....
of course for a few more bucks fx 8320 is the better option.
fx 8350 is just a oced 8320 rofl
m
0
l
!