Before I start My Post I would like to say that in no way am I a supporter or fanboy of Intel . I like AMD a lot. For example my daddy is going to buy 6 PCS out of them 5 would be AMD based machine and the one left will be i7. And currently I have two laptops both based on AMD.
The i7 machine is for my elder brother. He is also doing B tech(Computer Science) and has just gone into his 3rd year. He also wants it for the same work as mentioned by "sheroanjs24".
Now as for your suggestions I have a few question:-
What about if someone like me was able to get a 4GB OCZ 1600MHZ (5-5-5 latencies) for 2.5k(from US).Originally Posted by The Sorcerer
I think he was aware of the fact. But what u didnt pay attention to was that he has qouted in his first post that he would be using it more for CPU intensive applications. And why is it that you all directly start linking a processors cabability to its gaming performance. After all being so knowledgeable u should know that CPU doesnt play the most important role in gaming, its the GPU. As for the applications he mentioned i7 920 outshines every other AMD offerings. As for the "YET!" part there is always going to be a better performing proc in the future. So what does that mean that we shouldnt by anything at all?????!!!!!!!Originally Posted by zoombas
Well the proc consumes 300W because it gives the maximum performance(excluding higher priced i7). And u are saying that AMD are power efficient. But do they even get close to perform as well as i7(check this link again http://www.cpubenchmark.net/common_cpus.html ) . Performance and Power are directly related(BTW they can never be indirectly related :lol: ).Also like u said "if u cant buy a equally good PSU then dont buy an equally good system" :P . For the heat issues everybody knows that more the power consumed more the heat generated. Also how many ppl OC their system. Even though I will myself be buying AMD BE processors. I may never OC them. coz it is a very risky process for ppl with less info abt bios and other things.Though software OC is relatively easier.Originally Posted by The Sorcerer
BTW what comment were u reffering to?
Maybe the power problem will only be solved when the basic design of the chips will change like this one :- viewtopic.php?f=5&t=39906&start=930
Originally Posted by zoombasWhat performance are u talking about? Performance per buck factor comes into play only when another product has equal performance and comes at less price. But are there any similar performing products from AMD to consider from? The only close anything can get are the C2D's extreme. Which have almost zero Performance-per-buck now. Dont pull out the gaming card again coz even if there is a lag in performance it might be about 7-9fps which hardly any eyes can notice. Leave that beyond 40 fps nothing much difference can be seen.And why are you all disregarding it in terms of gaming. Is it so slow that even if paired with a good GPU it produces jerky frame rates???? Also the games are performing badly even on C2Ds coz they are not yet optimised for more than 2 cores.Originally Posted by The Sorcerer
If you are reffering to that post made by sheroanjs24 where he said that AMD generate more heat. Then that misconception may have arrived due to the fact that AMD based Laptops generate a lot of heat and are generally much hotter than their Intel counterparts. Both of my laptops touch 80-90C when on load. I dont know much about Intel in laptops though. And Since everyone in a college generally uses a laptop he might have thought that AMD has a heat problem. Even I had the same misconception before I joined this forum. Though its resolved now.
That'll be all from me. I didnt mean to be in anyway rude to you all. If i may have been rude I apologise for that :oops: .
BTW I still like AMD and seriously hope that they soon come up with something which can maul i7. Though wouldnt want something like that to come in the next 6 months coz i would have alread bought the i7 rig. :twisted: