I'm not so pro at hardware but it has always intrested me. I'm going to create a brand new build and I have done several to this date. However, today I am stuck with one problem. AMD or Intel CPU?
The CPU chips I am looking at are:
Intel Core i7 2600K 3.4GHz (4 Core CPU, 8 including hyperthreading)
Intel Core i7 2600k 3.4GHz Socket 1155 8MB Cache.. | Ebuyer.com
AMD Bulldozer FX-8 8150 8 Core CPU 3.6GHz
AMD Bulldozer FX-8 8150 8 Core 3.6Ghz Socket AM3+ 8MB.. | Ebuyer.com
I am open to suggestions on other processors but I would prefur something along these lines.
Now, on paper the processors are very simular. I know performence will differ and from what I see the Intel really does offer better overall performence but when it comes to games theres little to no diffrence.
The AMD is aprox £60-£70 cheaper than the Intel and I am looking to spend as little as possible on the processor. But if there is a huge performence increase then I would go for the Intel, no doubt.
I use my computer for many day to day things but these are the key things I want it to do. I would like the processor which can do the best of the following aspects:
- Gaming (new games, would be great if future proof too)
- Entertainment (music/HD flims)
- Designing software (e.g Photoshop, Dreamweaver etc...)
- Heavy multi tasking (bot software, coding applications etc)
I know both them CPU's should be fine for what I want. But what offers the best performence? The intel or the AMD for £70 less? Would it be worth investing £70 to get the Intel or could the AMD compete well enough for the reduced price?
Thanks to everyone who places some imput into this thread.
A intresting article which reviews the AMD core but also compares it to that Intel is here: http://www.overclockers.com/amd-fx-8...ocessor-review