Why is AMD the Budget Option for Gamers?

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  • Published: 13 March 2019
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  • joseph bras
    joseph bras  8 hours back

    could it be possible you sugest me a configuration for at maximum 1000 dolars pc tower. games are not important, but the quality of the material are. it should run at least for 5 years. its purpuse is downloading media and watching video at in 4 k at 1gps speed. i think it shoul have a dedicate video card for not put that efort in the cpu. not overclocked, the motherbord sould have the latest wifi conection avaible.

    • Birdy Reene
      Birdy Reene  9 hours back

      I love these videos and it was neat seeing what they put together with a 750 dollar budget, but im curious fps benchmark wise how well both these builds in this video would do on poorly optimized games on a populated Rust server or Conan exiles server. I can torture my moldy potato of a pc all day long with csgo at around 55 fps on medium settings. but if I fire up rust, even if I run it on potato setting. with all its other optional settings as low as they can possibly go, I get 12 to 22 fps tops X_x and 30 in conan exiles. So im really curious how well either of these budget builds they showed in this video would run rust at low and medium settings.

      • Gullraiz Nadeem
        Gullraiz Nadeem  10 hours back

        Do one for content creation PCs

        • Wesley Beason
          Wesley Beason  16 hours back

          Do more videos like this, really gave true data for when your buying computer parts online. Thanks for the video.

          • Sam C
            Sam C  20 hours back

            really enjoyed this type of video. More chill, good information and well presented without being over the top.

            • Maaxiim
              Maaxiim  22 hours back

              My fx 4300 still runs, but I'll upgrade to a 2600 or 3600 depending on their release

              • Marsted Roashmallows
                Marsted Roashmallows  1 days back

                I'd like to see this comparison again at $500 with the amd system using a amd gpu. I think that'd be somewhat fair because amd doesn't have competition for the rtx 20 series cards yet.

                • connostyper
                  connostyper  1 days back

                  From me the situation is different. You can built an AMD system with high end motherboard that is cheper than Intel. Then cheap out on cpu for example 2600. AMD motherboards will support 3rd generation ryzen. You can upgrade later if needed.

                  • Bud King
                    Bud King  1 days back

                    Anthony, with the money you save buying AMD you can put towards fixing your hair.

                    • Crimson Salmadin
                      Crimson Salmadin  1 days back

                      The one thing that AMD has over Intel is the upgradeability of the CPU on current motherboards.

                      • Valentin Dimitrov
                        Valentin Dimitrov  2 days back

                        These types of videos are pure gold Linus.. oh and Anthony's build destroyed, I guess he is much more qualified :D

                        • Derek Stinson
                          Derek Stinson  2 days back

                          Anthony should have got a second try too.

                          • JD Gaming
                            JD Gaming  2 days back

                            upgrade the 2600 to a 1700 since you have 15$ more, also currently the 8400 is $199.99

                            • Jasonoid
                              Jasonoid  2 days back

                              Hoping to see what Ryzen 3000 does to the CPU market. Bring more competition from Intel? Let's hope so!

                              • The Automaticist
                                The Automaticist  2 days back

                                Can you redo this at around $1300 USD (about the value of the computer I built)

                                • Deyvson Moutinho Caliman

                                  I don't know how CPU performance are these days, but in Nvidia against AMD when they sell similar performance graphic boards, the AMD ones already come overclocked, they spend more energy and have higher temperatures. So if you overclock Nvidia you can go further, put more load into it, because it's harder to make it overheat. I thought it would be the same with CPUs, but it seems that AMD is really up to par with Intel nowadays, although I would like to see CPU temperatures in those tests, those temperatures should be the same because if Intel had a lower temperature it could be overclocked more.

                                  • megadeth22885
                                    megadeth22885  2 days back

                                    wtf is the "amd build" using a nvidia GPU?.. so this is just a CPU comparison then?

                                    • Chivokroy
                                      Chivokroy  2 days back

                                      Science done right: "It certainly wasn't what we were expecting, but we're going with it."

                                      • Jigsaw
                                        Jigsaw  2 days back

                                        Send me a gaming laptop and I'll draw an animal for you Linus.

                                        • DJJEZ1983
                                          DJJEZ1983  2 days back

                                          Amd is for broke peasants. Change my mind

                                          • مقاطع مترجمة

                                            Does he change the video Title !! weird

                                            • Nick Schafer
                                              Nick Schafer  3 days back

                                              I feel they cheated on AMD here. They adjusted the intel specs for something that can't be overclocked(While improving specs and saving cost) when in the first place of the video that one of their requirements was it HAD to be an overclockable CPU.

                                              • Suleman Zaidi
                                                Suleman Zaidi  3 days back

                                                isn't the i3-8350k better than the i5-8400? Much higher base clock, even when the 8400 goes into turbo and plus its cheaper

                                                • UgLiest_handsome
                                                  UgLiest_handsome  3 days back

                                                  $1250 budget plz

                                                  • Nathan Gamble
                                                    Nathan Gamble  3 days back

                                                    Well, they've got to do the same with AMD vs nVidia now.

                                                    • haloguy32375
                                                      haloguy32375  3 days back

                                                      the real question is, why cant linus hold expensive equipment without dropping it

                                                      • Robert Therrien
                                                        Robert Therrien  3 days back

                                                        When GPU are $1000. Then AMD processors are the best.

                                                        • Paul Gariepy
                                                          Paul Gariepy  3 days back

                                                          Linus you should do a AMD vs Intel reliability / compatibility shootout. One of the reasons I left AMD back in the Athlon days was the chipsets were buggy and the USB ports always seemed to have issues vs the Intel platforms. AKA which platform is more stable especially when we talk about AMD winning with overclocking.

                                                          • Ducky The Duck
                                                            Ducky The Duck  11 hours back

                                                            As a Ryzen 5 1500x owner that has a hard cap on overclocking at 4.2ghz, the 2000 series expandded this i can say that even the stock cooler ( the wraith spire) can get you to 4.2 but it will be hot, 85c hot and ryzen overclocking is stable at 75c and i get crashes from time to time, USB support is stellar, no issues with it at all, i honestly had more issues with intel based systems as with usb stability than this

                                                            If you want to move to amd wait for ZEN 2/3000 series, they will ( according to the leaks and press shows from amd) have 20% more performance per core than any intel architecture so it will be an interesting thing to see if it actually is true

                                                        • Fredrik Lindlöf
                                                          Fredrik Lindlöf  3 days back

                                                          Something not mentioned in the video is value over time, I.E upgradability. Would love to see a video where they make approximations of each parts viable lifetime, and show plausible current and future upgradepaths and what the value preposition becomes then.

                                                          • fmalone03
                                                            fmalone03  3 days back

                                                            AMD also has a upgrade path. Intel regularly dumps support for current chipsets when they release a new CPU even though the performance gains are minimal and after a couple of years if you are looking for upgrades you will more than likely have to change your motherboard and CPU at once on Intel.

                                                            • Anders Larsson
                                                              Anders Larsson  3 days back

                                                              If it’s AMD vs Intel you have to go with an AMD GPU ;)

                                                              • Pure Gameplay
                                                                Pure Gameplay  3 days back

                                                                LOL american prices are seriously FUCKED. In Canada, I3 8350k is $320+ and the ryzen 5 2600 is $230, Come to Canada and you'll definitely see the price to performance that AMD has over swagtel. Ryzen 5 2600 and 2600x shit all over the I3 and cost 30% less, its literally a no brainer. The real title of this video should be, "Why does everyone like to be shit on by Intel"

                                                                • Pure Gameplay
                                                                  Pure Gameplay  3 days back

                                                                  Its not the budget option, is the logical option. Thats like saying every bag other than gucci is just a budget bag, when in reality some shit is just overpriced swag trash.

                                                                  • DAVID L CARTER
                                                                    DAVID L CARTER  3 days back

                                                                    I knew big man would win this challenge,,, can you guys do the same thing with a 5 gpu mining rig?? THAT WOULD BE COOL

                                                                    • DAVID L CARTER
                                                                      DAVID L CARTER  3 days back

                                                                      I have no reason to change and I am sticking with AMD

                                                                      • DAVID L CARTER
                                                                        DAVID L CARTER  3 days back

                                                                        llinus AMD is for smart people like me that want the best for my money ,,I build miners and I am glad I bought the right RX590 NITRO cards for my miners and they work great and I see Nvidia trying to keep up with the 200 to 250 usd cards and I am glad to see the MH/z clock listings recently

                                                                        • Manuel Jurado
                                                                          Manuel Jurado  3 days back

                                                                          One of your best video ever!: Great content, fantastic presentation and awesome execution.
                                                                          Please do this comparison for at least a couple of budgets more.

                                                                          • Fran
                                                                            Fran  3 days back

                                                                            6:32
                                                                            You are using liquid cooling, which wasn't in none of the lists 🤦

                                                                            • AndreasRiborg
                                                                              AndreasRiborg  2 days back

                                                                              I know right, lets see the overclocking in the actual budget case

                                                                          • Ashley Perkins
                                                                            Ashley Perkins  3 days back

                                                                            so he cheated by putting a non amd graphics card in the amd build....

                                                                            • SanityDragon
                                                                              SanityDragon  3 days back

                                                                              Productivity would also be interesting as i'm guessing the intel chip would win in premiere (quicksync) but the Ryzen chip would smash rendering? Nice video; worth a part 2 for productivity and then an all round balance?

                                                                              • Elbert Joseph Layco
                                                                                Elbert Joseph Layco  4 days back

                                                                                For $750, i see there's a little bit of value difference. Will that increase/decrease based on the cost range like at $500 or even $1000?

                                                                                • furyp100
                                                                                  furyp100  4 days back

                                                                                  I think it would be more reasonable to just compare motherboard and cpu prices since cases, psu, ram, and gpu doesn't matter for amd vs intel comparisons

                                                                                  • Сука Блять
                                                                                    Сука Блять  4 days back

                                                                                    So basically AMD is better no matter how you try to spin it. Just Linus is an intel-shill and can’t bring himself to outright admit that fact.

                                                                                    • roddybrod
                                                                                      roddybrod  4 days back

                                                                                      Really loved this video! I've got plenty of friends making commitments to PC Gaming and this is a great introduction to budgeting their systems out! I really would have wished that you mentioned something about an i7's value proposition for this budget as I feel like many people automatically jump to them.

                                                                                      • Matthew Langley
                                                                                        Matthew Langley  4 days back

                                                                                        Honestly AMD (right now the 2700x) at the just below top end gaming machine is the top pick IMHO. Especially if you're looking at 1440p or greater where the advantages of a 9700k or 9900k diminish greatly do to being GPU bound, and what does that cheaper price on the AMD get you? A serious upgrade to GPU. For example the 2700x is regularly $310, but it also goes down quite a bit by $10-$20 less, even more commonly you can get some killer combo deals on newegg with a great MB or RAM and get anywhere from $20-$50 off. Likewise you get a pretty good stock cooler with it, often compared to say a $40-$50 aftermarket cooler. The 9700k is $420 and no cooler. all this plus cheaper motherboard options (that you can also get at some great deals or combo deals) typically means you can net about $150-$200 savings going 2700x and the 9700k is only a minimal amount better on CPU bound games, usually at 1080p, and usually no faster at 1440p or greater. Likewise multicore is a toss up between the two, 16 vs 8 threads in the AMD camp nets you some wins in some cases, while the 9700k with equal cores and higher clockspeeds nets you in some others. That $200 or so dollars will add a massive amount to your gaming results if applied either towards a GPU, a good monitor, or honestly to something else. Again 1440p you lost a couple FPS (and maybe none at all) but getter more FPS in GPU, higher refresh or better image quality in a better monitor, or maybe something like a better keyboard, mouse, headset, better chair, desk, faster drives, more high speed drives so you install less etc.


                                                                                        Honestly unless you are either beyond having a budget at all (even if you have deep pockets) or you just need to get to that 240 fps in 1080p games (say an aspiring FPS pro or something) it just doesn't make sense, the price difference for the limited gain is just too much. There are countless ways to improve your gaming experience even if you've been dropping it like it's hot on components. Even then you can take that extra money that won't really benefit you much and spend them on games or software if nothing else. My wife and I got a set of 1080 tis for our gaming rigs last year (and for context I'm running a caselabs case so don't mind spending extra money for the quality)... this year when we upgrade CPU we could have dropped more on a 9700k or even a 9900k, but I just couldn't justify it. It really just doesn't add up unless we basically had an almost unlimited budget for our rigs and all of our gaming equipment and games.


                                                                                        Just my opinion though.

                                                                                        • Gerrard Harvey
                                                                                          Gerrard Harvey  4 days back

                                                                                          +Linus random question: why do I get the Video_scheduler_internal_error BSOD and how do I fix it? After all I tried it appears it is related to graphics card driver or hardware but I'm not sure which. I don't have a second gfx card to test. I do know that with the gfx driver completely removed using DDU, it doesn't crash. But as soon as Windows update auto installs the driver, it crashes.

                                                                                          • Nazar Andriyuk
                                                                                            Nazar Andriyuk  4 days back

                                                                                            1500 price point

                                                                                            • EagleClaw1842
                                                                                              EagleClaw1842  4 days back

                                                                                              i feel bad for that chair