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Which is better for gaming Intel or AMD

i having problem picking between intel and amd? I'm on a gaming computer build budget of $70-$730.. I had a AMD FX-8320 build and and intel i3-4340 and then i ran into a spot where i read intel was better in performance for games being most games are only like 2 core games and AMD wasnt as fast with proformance but had more cores which was better for a lot of mutli core programs.. Im not tech smart at all so i need help to figure out which would be better for gaming for me! Im looking a build to play games like ESO, WoW, GW2 etc on Ultra while running other apps like Vent, skype, twitch, fraps, etc.. Some help would be gratefully appreciated :)
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  1. For a budget build like yours AMD is the option to go with. While Intel may have better performance by a bit, the average Intel fanboy will tell you AMD is crap and the difference between the 2 is dramatic. It's not. When you compare 2 similar Intel and Amd processors the Intel CPU won't give you more than say.. 15% performance. Thats at MAX. And typically when doing this comparision, the Intel will cost twice as much. The choice is yours. But on a budget build like yours you need AMD if u want other strong hardware pieces.

    Here is a 750$ ish build (My PC)

    Rosewill Challenger 3.0 Case

    GPU: GTX 650

    MOBO:M5A97 LE R2.0 (buy the non LE version of this board for 10$ more, it has VRM heatsinks and then u can OC the 6300 to 4.5 GHz easily on this board)

    CPU AMD FX 6300

    8GB 1600 MHz (2x4GB) g skill sniper ram

    500 Corsair Watt power supply.

    I play WoW LoL DayZ hearthstone CSGO all easily at 60+ fps (except for DayZ but then again that game runs like a stick and its unoptimized)
  2. if your choice is an i3 or fx8320, take the fx... dual core intels might hit similar or even better fps to the 8 core amd, but it will stutter a lot doing it, in general i don't think it's advisable to use a dual core under any circumstance for a gaming pc build.
  3. ingtar33 said:
    if your choice is an i3 or fx8320, take the fx... dual core intels might hit similar or even better fps to the 8 core amd, but it will stutter a lot doing it, in general i don't think it's advisable to use a dual core under any circumstance for a gaming pc build.



    I think your best choice would be an Intel i5. It will outperform the AMD FX in most tasks, while still delivering on the cores.

    Hope that helps!
  4. Ok so what i5 would you recommend getting that will out preform the AMD FX-8320 while making a build that will stay in budget of $730 and I was also looking at the R9-270 2GB GDDR5?
  5. The difference between AMD and Intel at your budget level is hardly noticeable. Don't pay attention to the business buzzwords that try to lure new computer people to one side or the other. Unless you are doing actual work on your computer you won't notice a difference between the two. Especially when talking about games like you plan on playing. A simple APU with say a GTX 750ti Sc could run WoW and Skype at the same time.
  6. Zombie615 said:
    The difference between AMD and Intel at your budget level is hardly noticeable. Don't pay attention to the business buzzwords that try to lure new computer people to one side or the other. Unless you are doing actual work on your computer you won't notice a difference between the two. Especially when talking about games like you plan on playing. A simple APU with say a GTX 750ti Sc could run WoW and Skype at the same time.


    What he said ^
  7. ingtar33 said:
    if your choice is an i3 or fx8320, take the fx... dual core intels might hit similar or even better fps to the 8 core amd, but it will stutter a lot doing it, in general i don't think it's advisable to use a dual core under any circumstance for a gaming pc build.



    Cores are mostly for multi tasking. The more cores the more crap u can run at once. Every games uses 2 cores at max. The comparision you did shows nothing to help out Intel like you are trying to do.
  8. Zombie615 said:
    The difference between AMD and Intel at your budget level is hardly noticeable. Don't pay attention to the business buzzwords that try to lure new computer people to one side or the other. Unless you are doing actual work on your computer you won't notice a difference between the two. Especially when talking about games like you plan on playing. A simple APU with say a GTX 750ti Sc could run WoW and Skype at the same time.


    What he said ^
  9. Nitesdeath said:
    ingtar33 said:
    if your choice is an i3 or fx8320, take the fx... dual core intels might hit similar or even better fps to the 8 core amd, but it will stutter a lot doing it, in general i don't think it's advisable to use a dual core under any circumstance for a gaming pc build.



    Cores are mostly for multi tasking. The more cores the more crap u can run at once. Every games uses 2 cores at max. The comparision you did shows nothing to help out Intel like you are trying to do.


    just as he said, every game uses 2 cores at max, and i'm just sitting here running crysis 3 and watch dogs on my 2 core CPU maxed out
  10. Ok so if yall had to pick between the Intel Core i5-4570 and the AMD FX-8320 the FX would be the choice?
  11. Yahbe said:
    Ok so if yall had to pick between the Intel Core i5-4570 and the AMD FX-8320 the FX would be the choice?


    Honestly if you never plan on playing anything more intense than the games you listed (World of Warcraft, Elder Scrolls Online, Guild Wars 2) I wouldn't even go that far on the parts. Those games are not triple AAA titles an they also don't require much more than basic entry level gaming components to max them out. Like I stated before a simple APU with a low-end entry-level GPU could run all those games on High-Ultra no problem. For example....

    I have an A-10 6700 APU with a GTX 750ti Superclocked < both of these are laughable at best when it comes to games like Battlefield 4 an such. Though when I load up games like World of Warcraft (I have but played it with this setup just to see the results) it laughs at it even on highest settings. So I'd say you could go even lower on your budget an be just fine.

    When looking to build your own computer always be patient. Don't rush out there an buy the first thing that catches your eye just because someone says its the best. Now given that your games are not that intense you shouldn't have much of a problem finding a very cheap setup that will play what you want on highest settings. Good Luck!!!

    www.pcpartpicker.com
    www.newegg.com
    www.amazon.com

    There are a few sites to get you on your way :) Cheers!
  12. Best answer
    Yahbe said:
    Ok so if yall had to pick between the Intel Core i5-4570 and the AMD FX-8320 the FX would be the choice?


    The 4570. Not just because I love Intel either. The 4570 has stronger cores and more per core performance than the 8320, which means better performance in games.
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