The purpose of this post is just to let people know that I am in no way biased towards either brand, and in fact have ran both AMD and Intel on different systems based on my needs at the time. This could be because I was streaming, or playing a game that favored AMD, or because I wanted a safe and stable processor without any need to stream with Intel.
I was doing some thinking last night about my hardware detail post and I realized I failed to explain a few things on AMD Vs. Intel. In most cases I determined Intel processors to score higher than their AMD counterparts, but I’d like to point out that this does depend on the game itself that you will be running. There are games out there that actually tend to favor AMD over Intel as I said before, but because Intel performs more efficiently per GHz point this is sometimes made up for in overclocking. In fact, because of the efficiency that Intel runs per GHz, there are cases where the AMD will perform better at stock clock than Intel, but when overclocked the Intel turns out to be the winner.
I suggest to anyone looking to build a system to do a little research on what games tend to favor AMD, and when it would make sense to choose either one over the other. Intel is probably going to remain the more “safe” choice in gaming for the most part, and AMD does tend to require more power to run compared to Intel as well, so remember to buy a power supply with this in mind depending on what you choose. Both AMD and Intel will provide you with a great machine regardless, but I just want to make sure you guys are getting exactly what you need based on what you’re going to be doing with your PCs. So in conclusion, go ahead and read over my builds and hardware details, and use that as a reference point while doing a little bit of research regarding what you’re looking for and what you’re wanting to do with your PC.
Thanks for reading guys and stay wired for my next post when I speak a little about cross-firing your video cards in the future.