Constant hate towards AMD

Discussion in 'Desktop Computers' started by codename47deni, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. paulcheung

    paulcheung Active Member

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    That is a top of the line I7 which Intel use to rip off the idiots. You can easily get I7 2600k for less than 225 pounds in the USA. I don't know how much I7 2600k sell in the uk, The I5 2500k is less than 150 pounds in newegg.com in the usa. So try serch and see if there is a reasonable dealer in uk.
    Cheers.
     
  2. SuperDuperMe

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    No way i assumed it was a new platform for uber nerd. Damn that was a bad move by intel. Then again i bet they sold a tonne.
     
  3. paulcheung

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    You can buy this one, even through it is much much more expensive compare to USA.
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CP-360-IN
     
  4. jonnyp11

    jonnyp11 New Member

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  5. Okedokey

    Okedokey Well-Known Member

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    No they simply have different end users in mind. The 2011/1356 platforms are for massively multi-threaded applications where 6 or 8 cores can effective be used. Double that with HT. So if you are running a home server then that would be your choice. It has some other benefits such as PCIe 3.0 and more lanes which may be an advantage if you need that.

    The 1155 socket is the consumer product for everything else. That is why they have said it will support ivy bridge which again, will provide support for PCIe 3.0, have 3d transistors and a shrink, and will have more pcie lanes than SB. Thats why I have chosen to go with 3 cards on this platform. An upgrade is simply a fantastic opportunity with the 1155 platform.
     
  6. jon76

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    it's about the same price here, to be fair I was probably a bit hasty damning the intel cpu's without first properly researching them first, I have had nothing but amd since the p166 and p433 and clearly still have a lot to learn about intel cpu's so probably owe bigfella an apology as I blindly defended amd without properly looking at the options first. To be fair i'm here not just for the tech support which I have recieved lots of so far but to learn more about computers, as everything I have learnt so far is from friend and learning as I build them myself
     
  7. jon76

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    i'm with you on that you can spend a good chunk of that on a good graphics card which I have been stingy on with my build and spent £50, I felt that was a bit steep as it was shop bought, but I got the motherboard, cpu, psu and ram on next day delivery as there was no other choice but the case I got from e buyer on free super saver and waited 7 days for it to arrive, it's fair to say by this time I was annoyed with waiting when it came to me the onboard graphics might not work on the t.v I have it connected to as my previous computer didn't
     
  8. SuperDuperMe

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    Do what you must and all that. That said you probably could have picked up a gtx 260 for 50 quid. Iv seend 6770's go for that here on gumtree in manchester.
     
  9. jon76

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    I know, I wa kicking yself when I was looking online at what I could have had, if I had only been more patient
     
  10. Okedokey

    Okedokey Well-Known Member

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    No apology required mate. I make my fair share of social car-crashes! :p
     
  11. Spesh

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  12. Okedokey

    Okedokey Well-Known Member

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    Correct. And since somehow overnight you have aquired my computer I don't see much point.

    Secondly synthetic benchmarks mean very little.

    Thirdly, you are hijacking this thread.
     
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2012
  13. Spesh

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    Lol, we always had very similar components. I just find it very interesting that you got a third 580 exactly when I did (and this had no impact on your temps).

    Heaven is well known for giving very accurate results regarding how GPU's deal with heavy tesselation, as would be the result of real world gaming.

    I just want to see what the constistencies are among the same or similar hardware, as I have found on other forums there have been discrepancies when testing the same components.

    Seeing as it would only take 5 minutes, there isn't really any reason to not run a quick loop and post your score.
     
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2012
  14. jonnyp11

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    Hey, if i can run it and post my 52 you can run it and show your couple thousand score
     
  15. Spesh

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    I think if he did actually have three 580's then he would run the benchmark. It speaks volumes to me.
     
  16. cobrahead

    cobrahead New Member

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    for me AMD on Gaming is good but Intel is Good also, everyone pick their own choice but for me amd processor is a good one
     
  17. jonnyp11

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    Heeeelllllllzzzzzz yeah i would!!!!!! Then i'd jump in my lambo in go 200 down the highway, of course this won't happen but still, i can dream.

    Also, noticed you downclocked to 955mhz, did 1ghz get too hot or unstable?
     
  18. Spesh

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    1Ghz was fine on two cards and I can run some benchmarks with three cards @ 1Ghz too. However, for stability through all my games when using a three card setup, I needed to downclock to 955.

    Looks like I might have to rewrite the BIOS again to allow for even higher voltages, seeing as my temps on the GPU's at max load are only in the mid 40's.
     
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2012
  19. Perkomate

    Perkomate Active Member

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    get more monitors!
    MOAR MONITORS!
     
  20. Spesh

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    When SLI is capable of handling 7680x1600, I most likely will get another couple. Although I always feel that surround/eyefinity is a bit of a novelty. I actually prefer gaming on a single, larger monitor.
     

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