Graphicz Cardz Question

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Re: Graphicz Cardz Question

Postby bassaddict » Thu Apr 07, 2016 6:19 pm

If you want a computer mainly for FS, then you should go for an Intel/Nvidia combination.

Intel offers a better IPC than AMD, which results in a higher single core performance (roughly 25% according to http://cpubenchmark.net/ ). That's important for any application that's not highly parallelizable, like FS (and in general most daily computer tasks).

On the GPU part, AMD don't have very good OpenGL drivers. That results in less framerates and puts more load on the CPU. Seeing that FS is more CPU heavy than GPU heavy, that's not what I would call desirable.
Even though in regular benchmarks the Radeon R9 380 and the Geforce GTX960 are at about the same level, in FS the latter offers roughly twice the performance according to the FS benchmarks I've seen ( check out e.g. this one http://fs-uk.com/forum/index.php?topic= ... msg1201959 ).

And AMD CPUs and GPUs have a higher TDP and have a little higher power consumption than Intel and Nvidia in average. If you have to pay the power bills yourself, this could also be a factor.

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Re: Graphicz Cardz Question

Postby mayoollie » Thu Apr 07, 2016 9:48 pm

It is true that the game is largely better catered for my intel and Nvidia rigs, but it isn't that difficult a game to run. For sheer performance per $, AMD are the way to go.

Don't get me wrong, I like Intel a lot, and I have an Nvidia/Intel rig right now, but they aren't cheap.
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Re: Graphicz Cardz Question

Postby trogladitez » Thu Apr 07, 2016 10:48 pm

mayoollie wrote:It is true that the game is largely better catered for my intel and Nvidia rigs, but it isn't that difficult a game to run. For sheer performance per $, AMD are the way to go.

Don't get me wrong, I like Intel a lot, and I have an Nvidia/Intel rig right now, but they aren't cheap.

Definitely. And giants really should be focusing on multi core CPUs. Hell, even unity is updating to run better on multi-core. I suppose this explains the god awful performance on console.

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Re: Graphicz Cardz Question

Postby JohnDeere318 » Fri Apr 08, 2016 3:34 am

mayoollie wrote:It is true that the game is largely better catered for my intel and Nvidia rigs, but it isn't that difficult a game to run. For sheer performance per $, AMD are the way to go.

Don't get me wrong, I like Intel a lot, and I have an Nvidia/Intel rig right now, but they aren't cheap.

Agreed, that's why I don't want to go to the Intel/NVidia route, because of the of the cha-ching $. I think AMD and Nvidia are a great combo, I have the AMD Phenom II x4 with the 750 Ti and it works perfectly. But I want to upgrade CPU as well to get better performance as well. I really like the Eight Core, which I will definitely get.
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Re: Graphicz Cardz Question

Postby mayoollie » Sat Apr 09, 2016 12:32 am

Meowmixer75 wrote:
mayoollie wrote:It is true that the game is largely better catered for my intel and Nvidia rigs, but it isn't that difficult a game to run. For sheer performance per $, AMD are the way to go.

Don't get me wrong, I like Intel a lot, and I have an Nvidia/Intel rig right now, but they aren't cheap.

Agreed, that's why I don't want to go to the Intel/NVidia route, because of the of the cha-ching $. I think AMD and Nvidia are a great combo, I have the AMD Phenom II x4 with the 750 Ti and it works perfectly. But I want to upgrade CPU as well to get better performance as well. I really like the Eight Core, which I will definitely get.


The FX series 8 cores CPUs are good, but I would really recommend you buy a reasonable motherboard first; it's the backbone of your rig, and you will need an up to date one that supports the latest sockets, chipsets, RAM and SATA ports really- it's the backbone of the rig. You haven't got to go mad and buy a high end branded mobo like Asus ROG, but definitely you want a reasonably up to date mobo that will let you upgrade CPU/GPU as time advances.
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Re: Graphicz Cardz Question

Postby JohnDeere318 » Mon Apr 11, 2016 4:20 am

What kind of motherboard do you recommend that is around the $100 - $150 range?
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Re: Graphicz Cardz Question

Postby mayoollie » Wed Apr 13, 2016 6:11 pm

Meowmixer75 wrote:What kind of motherboard do you recommend that is around the $100 - $150 range?


Anything Asus or MSI. In fact, near on $200 will net you this:

http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-Crosshair-Fo ... otherboard

Which is nearly the most boss AMD motherboard you can buy. It won't support the next range of processors or DDR4 RAM but it will support an athlon, phenom or FX edition processor and let you have a massive overclock if you can provide cooling.

The MSI Krait editions are also worth a look.

Or you can choose to go intel, but then they are more pricey and the CPUs cost more.

If you go on the ASUS or MSI websites, you can download the mobo manual from their website and check their qualified vendor lists, which show which models of RAM and CPU they support, so you will know what will and won't fit on it.
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