I was looking at Newegg so I could plan my next build and I checked the most expensive of each brand and the AMD was one fifth the cost and looked faster. (I will post the links) Does intel have any hidden advantage that I am missing or are they just way overpriced?
Yeah i7 is better, though it's overpriced. Most people choose i5 if it's mainly gaming they're wanting muscle for. Compared to i5, FX8350 will deliver around 10% more performance in non-gaming highly-threaded software. While the i5 will deliver ~15% more speed in games that make use of CPU muscle (closer to 20% gain if you're looking specifically at 1080p).
That i7 is in another league, it's overpriced no doubt, the i7-3820 for cheaper price or the i7-3930k are the only ones worth in lga 2011, but in video/image editing they're much better than the FX-8350 by miles.
Ive been an AMd fanboy for more than 10 years. Finally I woke up and smelled the bacon last year and got a 2600k and never looked back. Coming from a quad AMD 955 that wouldnt overclock past 3.8 but was a great cpu. Cant compare to the 2600k @ 4.5 And now the 3770k which runs cooler and even faster. Go Intel you wont be disappointed.
I have an i5, but I have never used an AMD. I was looking at the specs and the AMD looked faster. It makes sence that the price was so cheap if the archetecture's not as good and if the operations per clock cycle aren't as good either.
No need to spend money on Core i7 CPUs. The i7-3770k costs more than the i5-3570k since it has Hyper Threading (HT) technology. However, games do not take advantage of HT and over the years benchmarks have shown that HT causes an average of 2% performance drop in games.
I have a production motherboard and it is hp's bios mess which makes it impossible for me to do anything on it. I'll wait for my next $500 upgrade for my computer. I think I'll take out the motherboard, CPU, RAM cards, and OS all in one go.