Why is AMD the Budget Option for Gamers?

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  • Published: 13 March 2019
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  • Margo Parts
    Margo Parts  6 hours back

    Excellent comparison for a budget PC builder - Thanks!

    • Miguel Mayol
      Miguel Mayol  8 hours back

      mitigations=off (without internet) vs on in Manjaro Lignux with this same CPUs as now Intel is 40% worse after mitigations. Plus, of course, MS WOS and wine.


      Perhaps some games performance and video editing and rendering performance increases with Intel make worth to play - or render - wine - or Lignux native games or video editing software - offline and with mitigations=off, as it is 66% faster (60%x1.66=100) much more than any overclock

      • Sinclare
        Sinclare  10 hours back

        There's one thing wrong with intel, there boards. 1156, 2011...... Most people get what I mean. Amd cpu's does not require you to get new boards to keep up with there growth. I could be wrong.✌

        • Chocolate dragon
          Chocolate dragon  23 hours back

          I used a 2600x because you of the value. I own an i7-8700k as well. Both are fantastic

          • Rctk Radeon
            Rctk Radeon  23 hours back

            nice video.

            • GhostlyGhille
              GhostlyGhille  1 days back

              talked about not needing cooling on intel proceeds to use A.I.O. lol

              • James Gray
                James Gray  1 days back

                One of the best videos my family has watched from you.
                What if you were using a 590 graphics card. Would AMD perform better in some areas?

                • Ball Race
                  Ball Race  1 days back

                  Intel is cheaper than amd.

                  • Oakaxe
                    Oakaxe  2 days back

                    Is the 750$ budget USD or CAD?

                    • mariozeferino
                      mariozeferino  3 days back

                      here's what I'd like to see: an explanation on Why my brand new Ryzen 7 2700 is twice slower than my extremely old I7 920 on Lumion rendering software. when it should be 3.5 faster. Ifeel like i am being scammed by AMD.

                      • montyman montyman
                        montyman montyman  3 days back

                        I lov my AMD

                        • Kenshin Himura
                          Kenshin Himura  3 days back

                          Yes AMD is for poor people

                          • RockManDo KeeperOfTheStones

                            Save a buck, get a bucket of regret.

                            • Mike Mckay
                              Mike Mckay  4 days back

                              This is just needlessly complicated

                              Cases and PSUs work on both, so those could have been excluded especially as they don't impact performanceSo the "budget" could then have just been for drives, CPU, motherboard, cooler, ram and GPU but with a reflectively smaller budget and with an identical case and PSU being "assumed" for each build

                              • matt karl
                                matt karl  4 days back

                                I own both intel and AMD systems. For my most recent build (after years of not gaming) I went with AMD and I have no regrets. I have been an AMD fan since I was 14 when I built my first gaming system (33yo now) I am into this build for under 1k and not completely finished with it, however it is finished in the aspect of being a respectable gaming system.

                                -ASUS Prime X470-Pro - $150
                                -Ryzen 5 2400g - $150 (because I wanted to wait to buy a card - will prob upgrade to 7 2700 eventually)
                                -Sapphire Nitro+ RX590 - $229
                                -16GB Crucial tactical 3000mhz - $100 (will add another 16)
                                -FSP HYDRO GE 550 - $75
                                -Crucial MX500 1TB SSD - $120
                                -Metallic Gear MG-NE510_SR01 Neo Series ATX Case Silver - $110
                                ***Total $932

                                I big part of the cost went into the aluminum and glass case which I forget exactly the cost but it was something like $110 and a 3 year warranty on all of the hardware. All things considered I still came in well under 1k and absolutely love the way the rig turned out.
                                I am not a hardcore gamer by any means. I mostly just been playing Paladins with my g/f. With gfx maxed out the game is capping FPS solid at 175..which is totally overkill because I vsync 144hz.. but from the research I did prior to this build I should be able to see 60+fps max setting / 1080 on mostly any game that is out right now.

                                • The Bo
                                  The Bo  4 days back

                                  Double channel ram has a bigger impact on games than one could think. Comparing single channel 1bank 8GB vs 2x4GB could be not so fair. Maybe Comparing them the same ram config could show more differences

                                  • DaviT
                                    DaviT  4 days back

                                    I wish that dude could loose weight... :-( Dude is talented we don't wanna loose you broand it would make a huge difference to your presentation look

                                    • Th3HotRed
                                      Th3HotRed  4 days back

                                      why Ryzen Graphics card was not used?

                                      • I don’t know what my name should be

                                        I wanna see this video but for a 1000$ budget

                                        • IdDuncan
                                          IdDuncan  5 days back

                                          Maybe add also a prductivity task load testing, Image, & Video édition etc... Just an idea to cover also multitasking behoavior

                                          • Dj Sharpe
                                            Dj Sharpe  5 days back

                                            Try and match price to performance of this build... uk prices £1200 full build including monitor keyboard mouse...

                                            https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/4VRKzY

                                            • Dj Sharpe
                                              Dj Sharpe  5 days back

                                              Also keeping it aesthetically pleasing... certainly you can pick cheaper components... but would you really want that! What would you build for yourself with £1200 $1300???

                                          • AegisHyperon
                                            AegisHyperon  6 days back

                                            Xeon is significantly cheaper than Epyc, easy choice if you want ECC

                                            • Brian Jobim Tan
                                              Brian Jobim Tan  6 days back

                                              PART LISTS
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                                              Component Selection Price
                                              CPU


                                              AMD - Ryzen 7 1700X 3.4 GHz 8-Core Processor $169.88
                                              CPU Cooler


                                              Cooler Master - Hyper 212 RGB Black Edition 57.3 CFM CPU Cooler $36.99
                                              Motherboard


                                              MSI - X370 GAMING PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard $111.98
                                              Memory


                                              Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $72.89
                                              Storage


                                              Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.40
                                              Storage


                                              Western Digital - Blue 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $64.89
                                              Video Card


                                              MSI - Radeon RX 570 8 GB ARMOR OC Video Card $139.99
                                              Case


                                              Cooler Master - MasterBox Lite 5 ATX Mid Tower Case $49.99
                                              Power Supply


                                              Corsair - CX (2017) 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $49.89

                                              • SaltyScrubLord
                                                SaltyScrubLord  6 days back

                                                Can ROG STRIX Z390-I GAMING, i know its not posible but can it use Ryzen 7 processor? i overheard some1 pairing it with it, and i coundlt find anywhere the answer. And i asume its a no but wtf are they doing then? and if it is posible, how?

                                              • Shokwavx
                                                Shokwavx  6 days back

                                                I'd love to see this at different price points: $1000, $1500...

                                                • Михайло Заклецький

                                                  650w? Really? :)))

                                                  • Erick Harianto
                                                    Erick Harianto  6 days back

                                                    Strange I tried to build all new pc...AMD is way cheaper for entry-med level PC build, I did a performance and price research

                                                    • Vert343
                                                      Vert343  7 days back

                                                      The other thing useful on AMD based systems, I could chuck a Ryzen 3 3300x in my current 1300x motherboard without a problem,
                                                      I couldnt chuck an Intel i3-9100 into a 7100's mobo with just a bios upgrade

                                                      • Vert343
                                                        Vert343  1 weeks back

                                                        Intel top CPU in the UK: £500-1000
                                                        AMD top CPU in the UK: £300-500

                                                        • Vert343
                                                          Vert343  6 hours back

                                                          +Divine Elite Then go ahead and buy it, it will get better performance, by a little, but not twice the performance by any means

                                                        • Divine Elite
                                                          Divine Elite  11 hours back

                                                          I pReFEr thE £1000 0pti0n 1!1!1

                                                      • John E
                                                        John E  1 weeks back

                                                        My $1000 AMD build is just as fast as my girlfriend's intel and nvidia build. And costs $600 less..I actually bave better performance when Im multitasking because of the 6 cores and 12 threads of the ryzen 2600 paired with the 16 gigs of 3200 RAM.

                                                        • Yeets In Blyat
                                                          Yeets In Blyat  1 weeks back

                                                          I’ll save ya 12 minutes. It’s because they provide similar performance in the low and mid range, for a good bit less.

                                                          • You Don't Need To Know Sh!t

                                                            i am poor i stuck with my i3 6100 and gtx 960 :D

                                                            • Evan Gangle
                                                              Evan Gangle  1 weeks back

                                                              yeah but you can get the r3 1200 on newegg for $80 and that creams anything intel has to offer at that price.

                                                              • sKyRyu
                                                                sKyRyu  1 weeks back

                                                                I hate when someone goes like intel totally suck..
                                                                Not worth it..
                                                                Amd is better.. Intel suck..

                                                                I personally bought a pc in late 2012-13ish.a i5 3rd gen.. And it is still freaking working right now... It sometimes have load pressure and lag a bit... But It is old AF....

                                                                I think if u got a pretty good budget.. Then intel is one of beat..
                                                                But budget pc amd is ruling rn

                                                                • Tobias Stamenkovic
                                                                  Tobias Stamenkovic  1 weeks back

                                                                  Was "allmost" interesting... Would have loved to see both rigs with a 1660, and figure how much additional goodness you get from the CPU side of things.
                                                                  I mean, if your looking for sort ofa game console replacement that was actually not bad, but alot of us arent just interested in gaming performance "only".
                                                                  You see, when half my cores and clogged up by some VM running in the background etc i DO care for them cores and RAM. Oh the sweet RAM... :P

                                                                  • John Doe
                                                                    John Doe  1 weeks back

                                                                    What would life had been like if Cyrix lived.

                                                                    • CRAZY TV
                                                                      CRAZY TV  1 weeks back

                                                                      Im using Ryzen 3 2200g with 8gb DDR4 dual channel ram without a dedicated GPU still I can play most of the modern titles without any issues.Its great APU if your budget is low

                                                                      • Rajesh Mandal
                                                                        Rajesh Mandal  1 weeks back

                                                                        No you are wrong it's all about money.. if i had lot's of money i m not buying shit to play Games 🤦😂

                                                                        • dapper mole-rat
                                                                          dapper mole-rat  1 weeks back

                                                                          Please focus more on CPU heavy tasks, games rely too much on GPU performance.

                                                                          • CSHARP
                                                                            CSHARP  1 weeks back

                                                                            Find them.. SURP-RYZEN!!!!

                                                                            • Edward Aquilina
                                                                              Edward Aquilina  1 weeks back

                                                                              Can you please redo this test with high end parts?

                                                                              • Houze
                                                                                Houze  1 weeks back

                                                                                This would be more fun to watch if it was used parts off of ebay.

                                                                                • ravenwda007
                                                                                  ravenwda007  1 weeks back

                                                                                  My i7 3770k 4.4ghz is still going strong. Might go amd in a year or two

                                                                                  • Rami Bos
                                                                                    Rami Bos  1 weeks back

                                                                                    New title: is AMD more consumer friendly?
                                                                                    - cheaper processors
                                                                                    - cheaper motherboards
                                                                                    - good cooler included with the most processors
                                                                                    - all unlocked
                                                                                    - years long chipset support for future upgrades

                                                                                    AMD lacks a bit in IPC but all we "poor" folks need is 60-100FPS so no need for more than 4Ghz.

                                                                                    • Vert343
                                                                                      Vert343  7 days back

                                                                                      AMD also has backwards compaitibility from Ryzen 3000 to 1000 series motherboards and the other way around, making it even more pro-consumer

                                                                                  • F A T A L - T λ C O
                                                                                    F A T A L - T λ C O  1 weeks back

                                                                                    Yeah as an AMD owner, I am a bit on the poor side. And I am happy!

                                                                                    • Mathew Leonard
                                                                                      Mathew Leonard  2 weeks back

                                                                                      why the hell would you do a budget of 750 before taxes and shipping ? everybody is going to have to pay for that

                                                                                      • bafare25
                                                                                        bafare25  2 weeks back

                                                                                        I've been using AMD for 18 years and I'm not poor.

                                                                                        • jonzuk
                                                                                          jonzuk  2 weeks back

                                                                                          Who's the guy with Linus does he have his own channel