Why is AMD the Budget Option for Gamers?

  • Published: 13 March 2019
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  • Hoàng Nam Nguyễn
    Hoàng Nam Nguyễn  5 minutes back

    Question: Why Intel CPU and B360 only support Ram 2666, but you can put 3000???

    • The Legacy
      The Legacy  43 minutes back

      Could you do an update on this video which includes productivity numbers? Considering amd's proficiency with the number of course, it would be very interesting to see.

      • Shorne Pubique
        Shorne Pubique  1 hours back

        they should make Anthony the Oracle. "we need to visit the oracle." then they tap the mirrort and Anthony appears and he says "thisss bettter be goooood" like the wizard of oz. and then they're like blah blah blah can you help us... and then he speaks in riddle and they have to decipher what he's saying and then before he fades away he does the tap head meme and leaves.

        • Tony Torres
          Tony Torres  2 hours back

          i dont see the appeal in budget "pc" gaming if you aren't aiming for at least 144fps/144hz just stick to console low budget computer hurt my eyes

          • Russell Winters
            Russell Winters  3 hours back

            Remember Athlon XP Barton cores? Pepperidge farm remembers.

            • 1 WithTheDark
              1 WithTheDark  3 hours back

              What about a mid ranged 1200-1500 dollar pc builds between intel and amd? wonder if it would stay around the same or will one come out on top?

              • Dirk Snyder
                Dirk Snyder  3 hours back

                I would have liked to see how those systems differed in productivity workloads. I supect the AMD system would have blown the Intel system away in applications like video editing, simply because of the higher thread count.

                • SORAW441
                  SORAW441  4 hours back

                  Nah, not really. Using Ryzen 2600X and a 1080Ti Mini no problem with a Gigabyte b450i, SP 512GB SsD, 16gigs of 3200 c14 DDR4 and Windows 10 LTSC 1809. I hate elitists who constantly act like having the absolute best is the only thing or GTFO. It’s not 1999 anymore. I agree AMD GPUs are buggy but I’m not complaining about FPS or latency on my CPU. Mistrust over buggy releases is hard to wipe off but I’m pretty sure AMD rocks now.

                  • David Wesson
                    David Wesson  5 hours back

                    I really enjoyed this video! I would love to see another future video with an even lower budget, say $500, that may or may not be overclockable / for premium gaming purposes.

                    • Jokery
                      Jokery  5 hours back

                      only reason intel better performs because focused on single core performance which most games use but when multicore AI in games will be a thing will be mind blowing and intel will die

                      • john paul de paz
                        john paul de paz  5 hours back

                        i know linus is a very reliable..

                        • john paul de paz
                          john paul de paz  5 hours back

                          what about the power consumption in idle mode or vice on its very peak demand

                          • IQ DESTRUCTOR
                            IQ DESTRUCTOR  5 hours back

                            IM UPSET - miles teller, probably

                            • EliteMetrics Playz
                              EliteMetrics Playz  6 hours back

                              Can you do rtx vs gtx

                              • Israel Lewis
                                Israel Lewis  6 hours back

                                Nice to see Linus using an HP Envy ;)

                                • Matt D.
                                  Matt D.  7 hours back

                                  I'm about to build a rig with a $2000 budget, so it would great to see how Linus and Anthony would do it. I'm new to PC building and driving myself crazy trying to figure out value vs performance....

                                  • Arkhein
                                    Arkhein  8 hours back

                                    You forgot to mention upgrading. You can keep your b AMD mobo up to 2020 (if I'm not mistaken) and use their entire mainstream CPU lineup. Intel on the other hand makes you switch your mobo for the high end ones to be able to enjoy more performance from an OCed CPU.

                                    • Saricon
                                      Saricon  8 hours back

                                      As cool as the other stuff u uploaded recently is, i am always so interested in these kind of videos, cause they actually help me deciding what to buy and probide information i can really use instead of just entertainment.

                                      • mohamed tawfik
                                        mohamed tawfik  9 hours back

                                        here is the better 750$ deal

                                        • Spfere
                                          Spfere  9 hours back

                                          Yes please, more of this, it is actually very useful for more than the rich kids that got daddys wallet to play around with.

                                          • Pixel SkuII
                                            Pixel SkuII  9 hours back

                                            Yeah but I have AirPods so

                                            • Random PC Test
                                              Random PC Test  10 hours back

                                              i5 7500, 16gb ddr4, 1060 6gb best cheap pc lol i5 and mobo for like 200 usd in a bundle NEW

                                              • mike szwagierczak
                                                mike szwagierczak  11 hours back

                                                try and do a budget gaming build for 500$ canadian. looking into doing a budget build myself but dont know what to do

                                                • Viktor Kenesei
                                                  Viktor Kenesei  11 hours back

                                                  what is the vulnerability of the intel?

                                                  • marceelino
                                                    marceelino  11 hours back

                                                    what was the OC?

                                                    • John Locke
                                                      John Locke  11 hours back

                                                      How is that guy so fucking fat AND ugly

                                                      • Tobias Carlsson
                                                        Tobias Carlsson  11 hours back

                                                        I'm rich, with AMD I'm even richer.

                                                        • ReloadFast
                                                          ReloadFast  11 hours back

                                                          oh yes, bring them on!. It would also be interested to see a build guide that´s not from scratch, what parts would you change them. What parts would you carry over and what would you change, even if it's still relevant technology.

                                                          • Swapnil Sinha
                                                            Swapnil Sinha  13 hours back

                                                            A 300$ build would be great..

                                                            • Tim Owen
                                                              Tim Owen  13 hours back

                                                              "I probably should have gone for dual channel" Oh Linus, Linus, Linus.

                                                              • Austin Swails
                                                                Austin Swails  13 hours back

                                                                hello i came here looking for the "Is AMD For Poor People?" video, can't seem to find it.

                                                                • ImaITman
                                                                  ImaITman  13 hours back

                                                                  Please do more of these at different price points. This was a GREAT video

                                                                  • TheWhataman00
                                                                    TheWhataman00  14 hours back

                                                                    And THIS IS WHY we watch LTT.

                                                                    • mattig89ch
                                                                      mattig89ch  14 hours back

                                                                      I would be interested in seeing more price point comparisons, or different video card manufacturers.

                                                                      • Xan the Dragon
                                                                        Xan the Dragon  14 hours back

                                                                        Man he went with an i3 lol

                                                                        • Aaron Slippery
                                                                          Aaron Slippery  15 hours back

                                                                          petition to add Linus to list of approved list of tech youtubers
                                                                          ayy m88 evga intel nvidia m89 lol

                                                                          • ACE
                                                                            ACE  15 hours back

                                                                            so Intel is to AMD as Walmart is to Target?

                                                                            • Fichte NullDrei
                                                                              Fichte NullDrei  16 hours back

                                                                              How did u not tested how much power they used?

                                                                              • The Curious Noob
                                                                                The Curious Noob  17 hours back

                                                                                Linus sounds so calm in this video.

                                                                                • Samo Gledam
                                                                                  Samo Gledam  17 hours back


                                                                                  • Shawn Martel
                                                                                    Shawn Martel  17 hours back

                                                                                    As much as they both seem to be great options for different reasons. I can't get down with any company making people pay a premium on brand name alone.

                                                                                    • vitthal chepte
                                                                                      vitthal chepte  17 hours back

                                                                                      Watch 3$ watch from amazon unboxing https://youtu.be/ff5ZTws47Vw

                                                                                      • Fred T. McCoy Jr.
                                                                                        Fred T. McCoy Jr.  18 hours back

                                                                                        what if you did a new build versus a top of the line build from last year/generation? like new stuff versus best stuff from 2 years ago?

                                                                                        • Tim Ronchi
                                                                                          Tim Ronchi  19 hours back

                                                                                          Do the same thing at $1200

                                                                                          • maevian
                                                                                            maevian  19 hours back

                                                                                            Intel prices are pretty reasonable in the US,
                                                                                            The difference in price between intel and AMD is way bigger in europe

                                                                                            • akaGiant
                                                                                              akaGiant  20 hours back

                                                                                              I feel attacked

                                                                                              • duddits 5k
                                                                                                duddits 5k  20 hours back

                                                                                                power consumption?!!?

                                                                                                • Marc Gaits
                                                                                                  Marc Gaits  21 hours back

                                                                                                  I have been using Intel for many years, but after numerous reviews and reports. I will never go back to Intel. AMD all the way, thank you Linus.