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Any Intel fans that have switched back to AMD?

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by Whiffle, Apr 16, 2019.

  1. jigger

    Capodecina

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    The win win is Intel are hundreds of times bigger than AMD and AMD can only supply a small percentage of the market. Intel win by monopoly.
     
  2. KiNgPiN83

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    Especially if the difference means you can get a better GPU by going with the cheaper CPU.
     
  3. KiNgPiN83

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    I'm the opposite. I've never owned an Intel! Lol! Well, other than laptops where i didnt have as much choice.
     
  4. ubiquity

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    What is the limit on AMD supplying a larger market percentage? Manufacturing is not done by AMD directly... Intel on the other hand have shortages of stock, which impacts their ability to monopolise the market as they cannot meet the demand...
     
  5. gavinh87

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    Because AMD bottleneck RTX cards
     
  6. ubiquity

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    Will have to see proper benchmarks of Ryzen 3000 with RTX cards compared to Intel to be able to support that claim moving forwards...
     
  7. Phil2008

    Sgarrista

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    Those were the days... I had the AMD64 FX55 2.4GHz and overclocked it to 2.7GHz. Then a few yrs later I upgraded to the AMD64 opteron dualcore cpu and it was like night and day going from the single to the dualcore with some games.... Its been all intel cpu's since the opteron.
     
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2019
  8. cadmunkey

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    Looking forward to the new Ryzen chips as ready for a new build and would switch from Intel if the benchmarks are good.
     
  9. 4K8KW10

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    First of all hi.
    I have some questions because I exactly don't understand how an intel fan can switch back to AMD? Aren't fans supposed to stick with their team and be loyal clients? Please explain.
    Also, why do you think that the intel CPUs from 2008-2009, namely core 2 quad were better than the Phenom X6?
     
  10. JonnyG1982

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    Think I had an AMD64 Opteron when they were spanking Intel. Went back to Inter with the I7 920. Sidegraded to 2500k. Been here ever since.
    But definitely looking at going AMD when i finally get to upgrade. Cant believe how long i felt i had the i7920 & 2500k for. Just been no need to upgrade that part of the pc. Must be like 10 years+ of it. Same RAM, mobo, PSU as well.

    Hopefully Black Friday will actually have some decent sales this year. In 2017 there was some good prices. In 2018 OCUK got very sneaky with system prices. I was really tempted with the Germanium system, it was often on sale with a ever changing % off but I was waiting for Black Friday. When it came it was advertised at like £600 off!!! (or something similar) Im gonna bite..... check description and they switch the Asus RTX2080 to a GTX1080/GTX1070, but advertise the old price & pretend you made the big saving when you werent really. A definite breach of advertising there.
     
  11. Ice Tea

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    Don't know if anyone else has already mentioned this but one of the things that is making me consider moving over to AM4 is no longer having to put up with Intel's rubbish CPU sockets.

    I've lost count of the amount of times i've seen people say that their brand new board is either unstable or one of the Ram slots doesn't work only to be rejected by RMA and be told that they must have bent a socket pin even though they are long time system builders and all they done was gently place it in and lock it?
     
  12. Orange Nexus

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    The 9700K is not an AMD cpu. It bottlenecks the RTX 2080.
     
  13. gavinh87

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    Cant say I've seen this. And certainly not to the extent ryzen+ does
     
  14. Orange Nexus

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    My bad, It's a RTX 2070.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCsQeFqnZWY

    You'd see the usage gets better at higher hz, of course.
     
  15. Wucked

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    Intel fan...fanatic? No. But a long term user that's planning on (based on reviews) changing, yes. Zen 2 does have me kind of hyped.
     
  16. Rroff

    Man of Honour

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    I've not really found AMD's sockets any better overall - they each have their pros and cons to work with and honestly having built a lot of systems myself and having previously worked for a place that built systems 9 times out of 10 when there is a bent pin involved it is because the end user has been ham-fisted in installation. (People almost always claim they are oh so experienced and oh so gentle installing it after they've messed up).

    I do wish that Intel's original LGA2011 socket was wider adopted with some improvements though it is much easier to work with than most consumer variants, especially if you are installing watercooling and more robust being a reinforced socket physically.
     
  17. DragonQ

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    The worst thing about AM4 sockets is the cooler mounts. It really felt like I was going to break the motherboard and/or CPU when putting my Wraith Spire on, never had that issue with (admittedly crappy) Intel stock coolers.
     
  18. Ice Tea

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    BAH! :(

    I didn't realize that the AM4 socket had it's own issues.
     
  19. CAT-THE-FIFTH

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    I felt the same,but the Intel stock coolers are crap if you want to take them off again to clean the fan. The plastic lugs get weaker over time.
     
  20. CuriousTomCat

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    Intel CPU's were future proofed for 10 years until AMD released Ryzen. I bet you're all cursing that you have to start spending money again.