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Let's reignite the Intel vs AMD debate

Discussion in 'Bits & Bytes' started by Biker, Apr 26, 2017.

  1. Biker

    Biker Administrator Staff Member

    Well, not really. Starting to think about getting a desktop machine (I'm sick of playing SWTOR at minimum graphics!), and I'm seeing Ryzen machines for a fraction of the cost of an Intel machine.

    I've been kinda out of it for a while regarding new tech as far as CPUs go. Sure, there's the new 7th generation "Core" processors from Intel, but I haven't heard much about AMD's Ryzen line. There's a few bits I've seen here and there that are claiming AMD has claimed the top of the ladder again, but I haven't seen much in my feeds at all regarding them.

    So, what's the scuttlebutt on the Ryzen processors? Good? Better than Intel?
     
  2. dsl987

    dsl987 Member

    I don't keep up much with hardware anymore either, but I've read a little bit about the new CPU's and most seem to think they have almost caught up with Intel.
     
  3. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    Laptop or desktop?
     
  4. Biker

    Biker Administrator Staff Member

    Desktop.

    I ended up pulling the trigger on a Cybertron PC. 6th Generation i7 and AMD RX480m graphics. While it's not something that's going to be top of the line, it's something I can expand later on down the road. Notebook wouldn't give me that flexibility.

    This poor ol' ASUS notebook is beginning to show signs of its age. Going on 5 years and little things are starting to crop up that tell me I need to start seriously looking at a replacement. I can't complain as I only paid 450 bucks (Canadian) for it, and it's a refurb. I've gotten a TON of use out of this rig.
     
  5. Biker

    Biker Administrator Staff Member

    Either the description was wrong in the ad, or they screwed up when they built this thing. Instead of coming with a RX480M, it came with a full blown ASUS RX 480. SCHWEET!!!!!

    Now I'm waiting for the monitor to show up.
     
    Last edited: May 13, 2017

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