Gaming on a buget
Posted 15 July 2010 - 07:38 PM
Posted 16 July 2010 - 09:05 AM
Posted 16 July 2010 - 09:47 AM
Posted 17 July 2010 - 12:05 AM
Hope this helps!
Edited by Computech0115, 17 July 2010 - 12:07 AM.
Posted 17 July 2010 - 08:22 AM
Posted 17 July 2010 - 09:01 PM
I hear Intel is the best for gaming, but I also hear AMD is better because it dosen't have an Intagrated graphics card, so it's better for gamers looking to run better graphics cards. What do you think?
Personally, I prefer Intel, usually Intel delivers more processing power, BUT at the same time most AMD processors can be more easily overclocked (if desired) and you are right about how AMD processors dont have integrated grafics cards. This question is a matter of personal choice and depends on the needs you are trying to meet. What exactly is it that you are trying to do here? From your question I gather (and assume) that you are trying to build a gaming system correct?
Neither AMD or Intel processors have integrated graphcis cards, it is the respective motherboards that have integrated graphics card which is called an onbard video chipset. Both AMD and Intel platforms do have motherboards that have onboard video chipsets, and just because a board has an onboard video chipset, it does not make it a bad board to use for a computer system built for gaming. It is actually nice to have the board with the onboard video chipset because you have a backup in case your graphics card decides to give up the ghost.
As far as which is better platform, AMD or Intel, both or good processors, but right now if you need to build a system on a tight budget, AMD would be the way to go because the money you save on the cpu you could put into a better graphics card. I am not saying that the processor is not important for gaming, because it is, but a better graphics card can even the playing field quite a bit because computers running today's games rely greatly on the graphics card. Here is an article from Tom's Hardware that is a good read if you disagree. It shows AMD's Phenom II going toe to toe with Intel's Core i7.
In the end, build the best system you can with the money you have. It an AMD based platform allows you to do that, then go that course, but if you have the money, I would recommend the Intel system at the moment. Intel and AMD have been at this race trading first place several times. Competition is good for us the consumer. It has driven prices down to where you can build a killer system at prices which were unheard a few years ago.
Posted 20 October 2010 - 07:14 PM
Posted 28 October 2010 - 10:48 AM
I've owned both platforms over the years for gaming. I feel that I have longer life from intel. However, looking at my collection of computers, they are 50/50 intel and amd. If you build for stability and don't go for the bleeding edge with the most gadgets and features then you will have a system that will last a long time.
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