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Windows 7: Building a Gaming PC, is this good?

03 Jun 2013   #61
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

That's a distinct possibility. Intel is going after the laptop and notepad market. They are just trying to give desktop users enough to keep us interested, I think. They are not really concerned about us. I read an article of an interview of an Intel exec. several months ago. He said Intel could have made a desktop chip the ran stock at 5GHz, but they didn't feel the need to. That told me a lot about intel's focus. they are not concerned about overclockers. I believe, agree or not, Intel believes they have the desktop market sewed up so the have no reason to cater to the enthusiast crowd. They are after AMDs laptop and notepad business, they feel they already have the enthusiast market. Whether you personally agree or not, that seems to be what Intel believes. Their goal seems to be to take AMD down in the CPU market. They have already said they are planning to solder chips to the boards in the future. They are going after the board manufacturers too, it seems. Intel is greedy, they want it all. Trust me, I'm an Intel guy, but I want AMD to pull a rabbit out of their hat real bad.


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03 Jun 2013   #62
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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+1 one to that, life without AMD would be one hardly worth living...........kidding but kind of true!
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03 Jun 2013   #63
essenbe

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I know you are an AMD guy at heart, Alan. But until AMD starts really pushing Intel, what we have is close to as good as we are going to get. And if AMD goes, you better buy a lottery ticket if you want to build another rig.
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03 Jun 2013   #64
linnemeyerhere

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You speak the scary truth Steve. What was that movie with Will Smith....mr. Roboto or something...that's our future with Intel.
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03 Jun 2013   #65
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Intel will never put AMD out of business. They would probably give them money to keep that from happening. If AMD went belly up, Intel would be dismantled for being a monopoly. They will let AMD have just enough to stay afloat and that is it. The do have the CPU market sewn up, and have for several years. The last time AMD had anything actually better than Intel was before the Intel "Core" series came out. I think it was the Athlon 64 FX series, when AMD's top of the line chips were sold for $1000. Now, don't put me on the cross because of what I just said, because I'm not ragging on AMD stuff. I'm just stating facts.
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03 Jun 2013   #66
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

When I look at what Intel is doing and some of the info coming from them, That's the big picture I see. Iy's where it looks like Intel is heading.
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03 Jun 2013   #67
essenbe

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
Intel will never put AMD out of business. They would probably give them money to keep that from happening. If AMD went belly up, Intel would be dismantled for being a monopoly. They will let AMD have just enough to stay afloat and that is it. The do have the CPU market sewn up, and have for several years. The last time AMD had anything actually better than Intel was before the Intel "Core" series came out. I think it was the Athlon 64 FX series, when AMD's top of the line chips were sold for $1000. Now, don't put me on the cross because of what I just said, because I'm not ragging on AMD stuff. I'm just stating facts.
I'm not 'putting you on the cross' Kelly. You are probably right, but Intel is at AMD's throat and going after them. AMD has lived for years on price. Remember when Intel's top mainstream enthusiast chip was $1000? Well it's now $350. They are trying to reduce AMD's price advantage too. I really don't think Intel cares about a charge of a monopoly any more than Microsoft did. What that suit cost Microsoft was 'chump change' to them and would be to Intel too. Heck, they have more attorney's working for them than Eric Holder.

besides, AMD's graphics cards will keep them in business, just maybe not the CPU business.
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03 Jun 2013   #68
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I was considering upgrading. But I think I may just hang on to my Sandy build for another year at the very least ... maybe 2.
Doensnt seem to be enough of a performance boost to justfy the cost of a new MOBO+CPU together.

Still considering a GPU upgrade though, but have a hard time justifying that one as well since my 570 is still going strong without much issue (On games I play anyway)
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03 Jun 2013   #69
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

I know you aren't putting me on the cross, I was meaning the hardcore AMD fans. I don't like Intel's mindset anymore than the next guy, but they have dominated the CPU market for several years now, and unless AMD gets hold of some alien technology, they always will. AMD messed up by selling off their foundries and being at the mercy of whatever the foundries are willing to make for them as far as architecture and manufacturing process/die size.
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03 Jun 2013   #70
linnemeyerhere

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
I was considering upgrading. But I think I may just hang on to my Sandy build for another year at the very least ... maybe 2.
Doensnt seem to be enough of a performance boost to justfy the cost of a new MOBO+CPU together.

Still considering a GPU upgrade though, but have a hard time justifying that one as well since my 570 is still going strong without much issue (On games I play anyway)
Funny thing but the features of the new mobo's to me are more of a reason to upgrade then the chip ! I don't think many of the features will trickle down to Gen.II boards.
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