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i5-4670K or an AMD cpu? which is better?

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March 13, 2014 7:57:08 PM

just wondering what was better, i5-4670k or an AMD cpu around the same price range. Not sure which is better because i see some 8 core amd cpu's out there for very cheap money, but they might be low quality compared to a intel cpu.

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March 13, 2014 7:59:23 PM

This is just waiting for "fanboys" and a flame war.
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March 13, 2014 8:00:36 PM

lol maybe so, just wondering which one is better for my gaming build though.
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March 13, 2014 8:03:27 PM

Plan on playing multiplayer games (MMOs, LoL), or older games? i5-4670k is the way to go. Skyrim also loves high performance single core CPUs.
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March 13, 2014 8:08:21 PM

yeah i play a LOT of LoL, but when i get the build i think imma play some new next gen games.
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March 13, 2014 8:09:05 PM

+1 enemy1g

I haven't heard much about more recent games taking advantage of more than 2 - 4 cores and they are just staring with the 4 cores use. As I understand it, Intel makes better use of their fewer cores than AMD does of their 6 and 8.
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March 13, 2014 8:09:51 PM

This question is like an instigator waiting to start something such as a flame war, Just like the OP stated, So let me be the 1st, yes I am an AMD Fanboy, yes Intel is Over priced for junk CPUs that AMD can beat and do just as good and have more cores. I compared my machine when and before purchasing, My FX-6300 OC to 4.8GHz is fast and all the speed I need and was just $130 at the time and I keep up with intel i5s, So buy an Intel and over pay for 2GHz worth of extra speed, Ill be waiting on you on the loading screen!!!
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March 13, 2014 8:12:37 PM

I am currently using an AMD FX-6300, it isn't a bad CPU for the money, but with the Intel 4670K, you'll see a more efficient CPU, with a little gain on performance across the board. Probably slightly better temps too.
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March 13, 2014 9:13:37 PM

How can you call Intel overpriced junk? Junk being the specific term. I'll agree, they ARE expensive. But you're paying for a higher quality product that uses less power and produces less heat, all the while being stronger in a lot more tasks than an AMD CPU is. Intel CPUs have a lot more pros than their one common con - the price. Some AMD CPUs will trade blows with Intel's CPU, but in quite a number of popular games that absolutely love stronger single core performance, AMD isn't even close in terms of performance.

And SSDs/HDDs determine loading times; not your CPU. And I'd love to see which games your 6300 beats an i5. Please indulge me.

TLDR: AMD - Budget minded, Intel - Performance minded.
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