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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Going Intel.

So, I'm currently using an AMD CPU. More specifically, an AMD FX 8150. It has 8 "cores" and is overclocked to a speed of 4.6GHZ. Soon, I'm going to switch to an Intel CPU.

Why? Well, honestly, AMD CPUs kind of... suck, right now. At least, compared to Intel. Don't get me wrong, they're decent processors that are great for lower cost systems or simply systems that aren't expected to perform with the best of the best.

To demonstrate my point, I give you some benchmarks and comparisons from Anandtech, Toms Hardware and Hot Hardware. Compare Intel's newest CPU, the 3770K, to mine. As you can see, not very encouraging for an AMD fan. So I've decided to finally bite the bullet and swap out my CPU and Motherboard for Intel stuff. I'm sort of addicted to tinkering with my computer so it should be a fun experience.

As soon as I get everything set up and running, which should hopefully be before the end of June, I'll report back. I'll give a review including my results with the Motherboard and overclocking the CPU. If anyone reading this has already gotten an Intel 3770K, let me know how it's gone for you. As soon as AMD gets their shit together I would be happy to get another CPU from them, until them, I'm going Intel.

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