CPU Performance & Price (AMD v Intel)

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Re: CPU Performance & Price (AMD v Intel)

Postposted on Thu Jun 11, 2009 12:02 am

I guess it's about time to update the ole chart. ugh.
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Re: CPU Performance & Price (AMD v Intel)

Postposted on Thu Jun 11, 2009 1:13 am

added
Core i7-975,
Phenom II 955,
Phenom II X2-550,
Athlon X2-250

also changed the label on the Phenom II 720.. it was incorrectly shown as 710

It's a little sad that the 3.2GHz Phenom II 955 is still a ways behind the i7-920 at 2.66 GHz.
.. a complete reversal from a couple years ago.
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Re: CPU Performance & Price (AMD v Intel)

Postposted on Thu Jun 11, 2009 11:21 am

danny e. wrote:It's a little sad that the 3.2GHz Phenom II 955 is still a ways behind the i7-920 at 2.66 GHz.
.. a complete reversal from a couple years ago.

Depends on what you're doing. If we're talking about gaming, the Phenom II 955 is quite a match. It gets beaten in media encoding, etc, however, though.
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Re: CPU Performance & Price (AMD v Intel)

Postposted on Thu Jun 11, 2009 4:33 pm

morphine wrote:
danny e. wrote:It's a little sad that the 3.2GHz Phenom II 955 is still a ways behind the i7-920 at 2.66 GHz.
.. a complete reversal from a couple years ago.

Depends on what you're doing. If we're talking about gaming, the Phenom II 955 is quite a match. It gets beaten in media encoding, etc, however, though.

yeah.. it's decent in gaming. I dont think the processors matter so much anymore for gaming.. it's all about the video card.

Meanwhile my system is still X2 5000+ based. :) It will be about time for an all-new system come Q4 or Q1 of 2010
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Re: CPU Performance & Price (AMD v Intel)

Postposted on Wed Jun 24, 2009 11:26 pm

955 advantages
cheaper ram
cheaper motherboard
unlocked multi
cheaper cpu

Similarities
Sockets have a future
Both are good in the high-performance-"value" compared to 940/965/975

940 advantages
kewler ram kits
(the usual intel advantages like faster encoding etc)
you get an i7 cookie
more power efficient(?)
more feature loaded mobo's
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Re: CPU Performance & Price (AMD v Intel)

Postposted on Sun Aug 23, 2009 4:01 am

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Re: CPU Performance & Price (AMD v Intel)

Postposted on Sun Aug 23, 2009 8:28 am

shaq_mobile wrote:955 advantages
cheaper ram
cheaper motherboard
unlocked multi
cheaper cpu

Similarities
Sockets have a future
Both are good in the high-performance-"value" compared to 940/965/975

940 advantages
kewler ram kits
(the usual intel advantages like faster encoding etc)
you get an i7 cookie
more power efficient(?)
more feature loaded mobo's


What are you comparing here? Specifically, what is a 940?
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Re: CPU Performance & Price (AMD v Intel)

Postposted on Sun Aug 23, 2009 8:32 am

danny e. wrote:yeah.. it's decent in gaming. I dont think the processors matter so much anymore for gaming.. it's all about the video card.


Going from an E6420 overclocked to 3.2GHz (65nm dual-core) to a Q9550 overclocked to 3.4GHz made a pretty big difference, considering that I already had a GTX260 installed and 4GB of RAM (now 8GB). The GPU is the most important for getting those framerates, but if you want them to be smooth, you're going to have to take the CPU into account. Having enough cores running at a decent speed goes a long way toward making a smooth gaming experience, regardless of the GPU!
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Re: CPU Performance & Price (AMD v Intel)

Postposted on Sun Aug 23, 2009 6:20 pm

gosh wrote:...

alright, alright.

I'll work on getting it updated tonight.
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Edit: Updated. Added the PII X4 965

Some of the processors prices fell off as they are no longer available.
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Re: CPU Performance & Price (AMD v Intel)

Postposted on Sat Sep 19, 2009 10:40 pm

added the i7-950, i7-870 and i5-750

the i5-750 looks like a super good deal up in that higher-end group. price /performance better than any of the current AMD highest end models.
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Re: CPU Performance & Price (AMD v Intel)

Postposted on Mon Nov 02, 2009 6:08 pm

Awesome listing there Danny... only one question, is it possible to update the prices *which would inadvertently also change the price/ratio score i know*

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Re: CPU Performance & Price (AMD v Intel)

Postposted on Mon Nov 02, 2009 9:55 pm

Welch wrote:Awesome listing there Danny... only one question, is it possible to update the prices *which would inadvertently also change the price/ratio score i know*

Thanks

updated.

Almost all of the intel processors went up in price. Most of AMDs went down. Interesting
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Re: CPU Performance & Price (AMD v Intel)

Postposted on Tue Nov 03, 2009 11:54 am

Very Interested... Matched with a less expensive components like a motherboard, AMD seems like a bargain in comparison. I should also note that it seems like the Phenom II X4 965 is a favorite for some REALLY big discounts on newegg the last I looked. They had over 3-4 combo's bringing the price of the CPU down by between 30-45!!! Making it closely matched with its little brother the 955 (which so happens to be the same damn chip just not clocked as high)

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Re: CPU Performance & Price (AMD v Intel)

Postposted on Sat Mar 06, 2010 1:37 pm

high time for someone to do their job and update this!
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Re: CPU Performance & Price (AMD v Intel)

Postposted on Sun Apr 18, 2010 3:29 pm

I went with the AMD Phenom II X2 555 for 99$ last week + a cheap mobo with core unlocking.

Worse case I get a 3.2ghz dual core system with 6meg L2 cache 80w
Best case I get a 4GHz quad core... :)

I will most likely undervolt/underclock for its first few years of life, then go back to regular clock or overclock VS upgrading.

For 99$ Intel doesn't have anything remotely interesting. (I was thinking at first to get an i5 , but the HD graphic video decoder quality was a nono for an HTPC)
i5 + MB vs X2 555 + 5770

Went with the future proof solution.
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Re: CPU Performance & Price (AMD v Intel)

Postposted on Wed Jul 07, 2010 5:44 pm

There is one major problem with that table; it doesn't take into account the cost of the rest of the system.

If an Intel CPU is 100% more expensive than an AMD CPU with "only" 50% higher performance, it still might be the better choice, if the CPU cost is only 25% of the system cost.

Look at it this way: would you pay an extra 25% for you system if that means 50% better performance? Or, for those who are percentage-challenged, would you rather pick a $500 system with a SUPERDUPERMARK score of 1000, or a $625 system with a SUPERDUPERMARK score of 1500?
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Re: CPU Performance & Price (AMD v Intel)

Postposted on Fri Jul 23, 2010 12:08 pm

Very useful info Danny... I know some here have griped about something or other but it does serve the community well. (it's not like you had to put it together for us)

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Re: CPU Performance & Price (AMD v Intel)

Postposted on Fri Nov 19, 2010 9:27 pm

someone else needs to take this over. I simply do not have time anymore... nor do I foresee that changing anytime soon.
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Re: CPU Performance & Price (AMD v Intel)

Postposted on Fri Nov 19, 2010 9:40 pm

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Re: CPU Performance & Price (AMD v Intel)

Postposted on Wed Jan 04, 2012 1:18 pm

I persoanlly think that AMD is better Intel is just a brand name that everyone recognizes. AMD has just as good processors,CHEAPER and just as fast.
But dont get me wrong intel i7 xtreme is sick, im planning on getting it on my new coolmaster tower i just bought :) cant wait till its done!!!
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Re: CPU Performance & Price (AMD v Intel)

Postposted on Sat Jan 14, 2012 7:29 pm

another thing I like from AMD APUs is it includes AMD Catalyst Graphics driver, Vision Engine Control Center, and AMD’s driver for OpenCL
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Re: CPU Performance & Price (AMD v Intel)

Postposted on Tue Jan 17, 2012 1:31 am

Nice review! I could now compare which has better performance between the two. But I much preferred Intel then.
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Re: CPU Performance & Price (AMD v Intel)

Postposted on Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:19 am

It's not quite that simple though - if you read the tech report articles (which are some of the best on the net no doubt) you'll see that for gaming the time between frames is actually the most important thing for smooth game play and a good experience. For this you need a good cpu but also good memory, good chipset and good general motherboard design (and maybe an SSD to minimize in-game load-times). The i7 is still king of the hill it seems when it comes to gaming and AMD - sadly - are lagging behind a bit. There really are no short-cuts if you want the best - you've got to think of the system as a whole with all the components interacting with each other.

If I was building a new dedicated gaming PC today I'd probably go for the simplest i7 (to get the 4xRam channels and X79) or middle of the road i5-ivy. These will give you the best gaming experience according to the tech report articles.
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Re: CPU Performance & Price (AMD v Intel)

Postposted on Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:38 am

Where us the AMD FX chips? I have the 4170 Quad 4.3 and I love it. one of the best chips AMD makes and it is fast
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Re: CPU Performance & Price (AMD v Intel)

Postposted on Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:57 pm

Unfortunately benches don't tell the real performance of current CPUs as far as system performance goes. The synthetic benches help characterise and somewhat quantify the processor's potential but they don't show you for instances that any of the mid-range priced CPUs are plenty fast enough for 90% of consumers including enthusiasts.

Many years ago when we were working with slow CPUs the benches were more useful because they indicated what you actually could do with a CPU based on time. Today any modern desktop CPU/system is more than fast enough to run any common app or video without issues. ULV laptop APUs like Intel with poor graphics such as the HD 2500 may not be viable for video games but AMD's laptop Llano and Trinity certainly are fully capable and they can run any application desired without issue nor apology

Until PC hardware reviewers start comparing actual system performance running real apps, most consumers really won't know what CPU, APU or GPU is really best for their needs.
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Re: CPU Performance & Price (AMD v Intel)

Postposted on Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:12 pm

mghong wrote:
ub3r wrote:Out of the intel range. I forgot to mention sorry.
But yes, you are right, AMD offers better performance per dollar ATM.


How about ATom processor ?


If you include the Atom processor then you have to include an abacus. :lol:
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Re: CPU Performance & Price (AMD v Intel)

Postposted on Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:04 am

Nec_V20 wrote:
mghong wrote:
ub3r wrote:Out of the intel range. I forgot to mention sorry.
But yes, you are right, AMD offers better performance per dollar ATM.


How about ATom processor ?


If you include the Atom processor then you have to include an abacus. :lol:


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