AMD APU dual graphics vs i3-3225 dual graphics
Posted 04 October 2012 - 07:57 AM
Posted 04 October 2012 - 04:56 PM
That is a bit of info on comparing the two cpus you are considering. The a10-5800k kicked the snot out of the 13-3225 in all but single threaded applications and even then the i3 did not beat it by much. A couple notes to keep in mind though the first being that both were using their igp and neither were tested using another gpu or by crossfiring the a10-5800k. So while not complete it should give you a rough idea as to the differences especially if you keep that in mind while comparing them. Also the i3 is a dual core and the a10-5800k is a quad core. I have to say i am impressed with the a10-5800k though.
Posted 05 October 2012 - 07:53 AM
EDIT: And none of those tests really compare the performance in relation to games. I'd be willing to make small speed sacrifices in all aspects if it means that it is the best priced processor for gaming.
Edited by howtheflip, 05 October 2012 - 08:02 AM.
Posted 05 October 2012 - 11:34 AM
With intel 1155 you can upgrade as far as their highest 1155 cpu (provided your mobo is compatible with the higher 1155 cpus). Now amd has not released a lot of info on the newer apu's they plan to offer. The a10 6800k is built around the pile driver cpu line. And if i am not mistaken the steamroller is the next cpu line then on to excavator. So they have at least 2 new cpu lines set to release. Whether or not both of these 2 cpu lines will use the fm2 socket is up for debate but seeing how they just released that socket its a pretty safe bet that they will release at least one of these if not both for the fm2 socket.
Most of the ones you saw that favored intel in benchmarks probably utilized more single threaded apps then multi threaded apps. In multi threaded apps amd shines a bit brighter then intel. But you also have to keep inmind that amd has no plans to compete with intel at the high end market. Meaning if you want the latest and biggest and baddest cpu will have to pay out your ear for it by buying intel. If having the max fps you can get then you are looking at intel. If you do not mind losing a bit of fps and costs is your main concern then amd is more then adequate. You could lose up to 20-30 fps by going amd but their cpus are still more then enough to play most games.
The amd and intel debate will never stop. And you will have fan boys/girls from both sides just like it use to be with sega and nintendo. Me i try to put it into cost and effectiveness. If an intel cpu happens to be cheaper and better meets my needs i go intel. If amd has better pricing and performance around my budget i go amd. The apu series has me intrigued for several reasons. The first is that the igp and cpu (so you get a great cpu and a great gpu combined into one low price) And the cheap way to crossfire utilizing the igp. Plus being able to oc the igp and the cpu. The cpu seems to not keep up any more? You can replace the cpu for a faster newer one with a better igp for the cost of what you would normally do with a single gpu upgrade. So this path is cheaper but at a loss of fps over buying an intel cpu and a discrete gpu. So it would come down to costs and what will meet your needs the best.
Another review that seems to show the 5800k as a better choice http://techreport.co...apus-reviewed/4
Posted 05 October 2012 - 04:26 PM
On a side note they also released a few new athlon x4 cpu to the fm2 line. If these cpus perform half as good as my athlon x2 64 4400+ i would be impressed. And all signs seem to point to yes although reviews on the 740 and the 750k are nonexistent right now. Especially with all the hype of the new apus these seem to of been forgotten. The 750k was listed as $81 bucks when the 5800k was to be listed as $122.
Edited by Zolton33, 05 October 2012 - 08:58 PM.
Posted 05 October 2012 - 10:35 PM
Posted 05 October 2012 - 11:32 PM
That is just 2 articles a few google searches will earn more. Seems they just do not want to wage intel in the high end any more. Which is why you did not see a big drop in prices for sandy bridge when intel released their ivy bridge cpus. Why would intel drop their prices when they know amd will not over take them? It is also the same thing intel was doing before amd jumped into the cpu ring with them. And it is why intel is in no real hurry to push their cpu power any more then they need to (on average 6% gains with ivy over sandy bridge). And it is why so many intel recommends for performance in gaming cpus.
It sucks to be a fan of amd in this time knowing that if you settle for their cpu you sacrifice performance when compared to intel cpus. Only great things coming from amd right now to compete are prices and their better igp on their apu cpus. Which hurts both sides really. But it is what it is sadly.
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