Developers Alienate AMD CPU Gamers



  • That thread got completely derailed. Mods aren’t itching to lock threads, we’re just trying to keep things organized. Ya’ll ruined that thread. Don’t play innocent. ^__^

    Anyway, I think most of the fault is with AMD. It depends on the game engine, but in the majority of cases they are far behind Intel in game performance.



  • And the FX series was pretty bad.



  • I hear people saying Mantle in BF4 actually REDUCES fps for them.

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  • @dudeface:

    That thread got completely derailed. Mods aren’t itching to lock threads, we’re just trying to keep things organized. Ya’ll ruined that thread. Don’t play innocent. ^__^

    Anyway, I think most of the fault is with AMD. It depends on the game engine, but in the majority of cases they are far behind Intel in game performance.

    Okay, I might have thrown the discussion pretty far off course :devilish:

    But yeah, part of it is AMD’s fault for sure given that they know multicore (like 6-8 cores) aren’t practical for modern games. However, that appears to be changing with newer engines (e.g. UE4) that utilize extreme multi core CPU’s; especially since consoles are now using 8 core AMD CPUs.



  • @lemonater47:

    And the FX series was pretty bad.

    Yes and no. I agree for the most part, but they have their redeeming qualities. For example: They’re actually pretty good for “next gen” games which utilize their many cores. I have the fact that consoles use 8 core amd cpu’s to thank for that. Pair that with the fact that they have tons of room for OCing and you have a pretty good CPU. I got my FX-8350 for like $179…and that was almost a year ago. Besides gaming, it scores very high on other computing benchmarks that contribute to overall fast PC performance. Next time I buy a new CPU though, I will definitely consider Intel; but for the money, this was a bargain imo.



  • Well when they were released they got hammered. As there were no next gen games.



  • I imagine next gen games will still perform better on Intel CPUs though. AMD is light years behind.



  • @dudeface:

    I imagine next gen games will still perform better on Intel CPUs though. AMD is light years behind.

    The FX-8350 (believe it or not) marginally out-performs the i5-4670k in multi-thread performance. And is on par with the i7-2700k for multi-thread perfromance (single thread is a whole other story of course). So I think for next gen games high end fx series CPU’s will be just fine…not bad for how cheap they are. Not to mention the amount of potential there is for OCing with FX series CPU’s, particularly the 8350 (can be OCed to 5.0Ghz fairly easily). But overall, I’m sure even new mid range Intel cpu’s will outperform amd’s by a sizable margin. Trust me, I know Intel CPU’s are head and shoulders above AMD’s, but there’s some redeeming qualities for some of AMD’s high end units. Is it worth the price difference? Really depends on the budget you have, AMD offers decent performance for broke people. You get what you pay for.



  • Yeah, the increase in game performance should effectively close the gap when taking price into consideration. I really wish AMD could do better though. I simply can’t justify purchasing their CPUs anymore (I stuck with AMD for a decade after my first 700mhz Athlon).



  • Yeah the new AMD APUs like the A10 also do pretty doing well against their intel counter parts. Even without using the integrated graphics which is head over hell’s better than any intel integrated graphics they are pretty good. Though the AMD app acceleration doesn’t work with integrated AMD graphics like intel quicksync works with intel integrated graphics.

    Anyway AMD have stepped up their game recently. The new consoles having a lot of cores will also help AMD. Everyone thought they were idiots. But they probably knew about the new consoles specs for a while.


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