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24. Re: Evening Tech Bits Sep 7, 2012, 17:29 bhcompy
 
Creston wrote on Sep 7, 2012, 12:35:
Prez wrote on Sep 7, 2012, 11:13:
I don't find the price performance ratio that different at all, in fact I see better price performance with Intel right now. I'll have to drum up some links where they make plot graphs showing this. AMD is all well below right now.

I'd actually like to see such comparisons - it would give me a reason to try Intel cpu's. If the bang for the buck is indeed on Intel's side, it's news to me and I thank you for bringing it to my attention.

The i2500K, because of its absurd overclocking abilities, currently just destroys any other processor on the planet, AMD and Intel alike, if you're talking about bang for the buck. I'm pretty sure that basically any processor comparison article will tell you so.

Creston

One of the bigger "hidden" costs that is overlooked occasionally is the price of Intel chipset mobos. You can get AM3+ mobos from Asus and such with USB3/FW2/SATA3 that are SLI/Crossfire ready(that is 2 or more higher bandwidth PCIe slots) for under $100. It's a bit harder to find similarly apportioned boards of similar quality for Intel chipsets at that price(plus there's the whole myriad of chipsets you have to deal with, but that's another story.. upgrade paths aren't necessarily included in cost equations).

avianflu wrote on Sep 7, 2012, 14:21:
the underlying issue is that the intel 4000 GPU encroaches upon dedicated GPU's for the first time for real in 20 years. Manufacturers are happy with the simplicity of an integrated GPU on laptops. And desktop sales contune downward. Not a great time for either nvidia or AMD.

Obviously the 4000 will never, ever, touch what a $200 GPU can do but the functionality of the 4000 is power conservative and cheap to manufacture and it handles all directx TandL calls, etc.

Do AMD APUs not exist in your world?
 
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