Why is AMD the Budget Option for Gamers?

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  • Published: 13 March 2019
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  • Markafa Creative Solutions
    Markafa Creative Solutions  10 часов назад

    I would love to see you do a build comparison for a $700 budget for graphics design and video editing/processing tasks. There are a lot of comparisons for gaming builds but we can't find any good, comprehensive reviews/tests/comparisons for production builds. This would be highly appreciated. Thank you for your time and effort eitherway. Love your channel. Cheers!

    • Nick Hersheys
      Nick Hersheys  19 часов назад

      I am not a gamer. I am a web developer. I program on a very old computer. I will let my web hosting company to decide Intel or AMD :)

      • mohamed aref
        mohamed aref  21 час назад

        You are team blue linus, I knew that you are going to make Intel look good , why don't you do a 1440p and 4k benchmarks to see the real difference plus you forget to mention that amd cpu better in everything and maybe slightly worse at gaming , you forget to mention that you have to upgrade the motherboard with every new cpu you buy . The value is so clear to see

        • Zach Brose
          Zach Brose  3 дня назад

          I tired to go with an AMD build, but everything was out of stock... Intel might be overpriced compared to AMD overall; however, the AMD 3900x cost more than the Intel i9 9900k and the 9900k out preforms it in regards to gaming.

          • Tech bman
            Tech bman  4 дня назад

            is it just me or does anthony look really unatractive

            • Danilo Bassi
              Danilo Bassi  4 дня назад

              $750 build with a 2060? ... Only that card here is $600. Fuck my country

              • Mahone
                Mahone  4 дня назад

                Sadly this video is flawed.

                • Issam Boughanmi
                  Issam Boughanmi  6 дней назад

                  fantastic video

                  • part1cle
                    part1cle  7 дней назад

                    I have a 3600 and it's amazing! I wouldn't even consider this budget!

                    • Will
                      Will  7 дней назад

                      Yeah I have the 2600x and love it. Going to grab the 3600 soon.

                      • j3fron
                        j3fron  7 дней назад

                        Tbh each have their own plus and minus Since amd apu do better for electricity efficiency And intel with gpu are better for gaming For me my electricity bill are pricey nowdays With a bit of gameplay, for me, ryzen apu series is a good one

                        • Jäger The Fäger
                          Jäger The Fäger  9 дней назад

                          Why dont you just get intel and amd at the same time?

                          • Darth Gamer
                            Darth Gamer  15 дней назад

                            Glad to see AMD is the budget king again. Intel takes the lead in some higher performance tasks though.

                            • xxRyuuzaki
                              xxRyuuzaki  16 дней назад

                              Definitely do more videos like this at slightly higher price points and probably other components.

                              • Leonardo Martins
                                Leonardo Martins  17 дней назад

                                Can AMD processors be used together on a motherboard like server Xeon?

                                • Mr Peco
                                  Mr Peco  17 дней назад

                                  i don't like intel fanboys

                                  • Karan Patel
                                    Karan Patel  18 дней назад

                                    Hi LTT, on one video of yours, You mentioned about that video's sponsor was some online payment Gateway which is used by Uber & all other companies. Can you please let me know here again. I forgot to note down.

                                    • Pocar Alho
                                      Pocar Alho  19 дней назад

                                      Great video! Anthony is the new Luke sidepartner for Linus. :) Great duo

                                      • AB the underrated tryhard
                                        AB the underrated tryhard  22 дня назад

                                        not anymore

                                        • JD Gaff
                                          JD Gaff  24 дня назад

                                          I have a Ryzen 7 1800x and an RX 580. I've had nothing but great experiences with both over the last year and a half. They felt like a very fair price for what I get out of them. Keep in mind that I often leave my computer running under decent load for a day or two at a time (which I know I shouldn't) and they've both held up great to this point.

                                          • CriticalRitz
                                            CriticalRitz  25 дней назад

                                            I actually worked as a surface mount solder for Advance micro devices. (I just said that becuase i figured people would learn what Amd stands for not to be an ass. sorry.) Anyway, lovwd that job, Evwryone was super great to work with and even though I knew nothing about soldering when going in they hired me and let me take the test after a week. I passed. They rightfully let me go after a year due to me falling asleep at the job twice in a week just do to a heavy work load that week. But they were very nice about it and my boss even gave me my solder and tower. (not sure if he was allowed to) but they were replacing them. Love AMD after that experience.

                                            • Ryan Ellis
                                              Ryan Ellis  25 дней назад

                                              Doesn’t seem like a fair comparison when talking about $750 budget builds since most Intel v AMD talk spawns from monster builds.

                                              • ThexWITCHxMaster
                                                ThexWITCHxMaster  25 дней назад

                                                I knew this 3 years ago 🤫.... AMD is cheaper...

                                                • Sajol Bhadra
                                                  Sajol Bhadra  28 дней назад

                                                  4:45 he's kinda looks like an idiot... dont hate amd

                                                  • Wynrotar
                                                    Wynrotar  Месяц назад

                                                    for a difference of 2% or less your better cost efficiency is going with Intel and not degenerating the life span of your rig with over clocking If one component dies prematurely AMD's efficiency goes rite out the window

                                                    • Koehnia
                                                      Koehnia  Месяц назад

                                                      I cringed so hard when Anthony says Hightachi. Wtf.

                                                      • MBF
                                                        MBF  Месяц назад

                                                        Damn that 8400 doesnt even get you 3ghz 😆🤦‍♂️

                                                        • Sir Hedgehog
                                                          Sir Hedgehog  23 дня назад

                                                          Huh then how does my one run at 3.7 check some deeper details bro

                                                          • Azam Jamal
                                                            Azam Jamal  Месяц назад

                                                            Please for the sake of god, redo this video. R5 3600 and b450 with that bucks save to buy a better gpu would demolish intel

                                                            • Nicolas Arena
                                                              Nicolas Arena  Месяц назад

                                                              PLEASE REMAKE THIS VIDEO WITH NAVI AND RYZEN GEN2!!!!!! all AMD vs intel+nvidia

                                                              • Pete Eddy
                                                                Pete Eddy  Месяц назад

                                                                Time to revisit this for Ryzen 3000 and older Ryzen at current prices.

                                                                • Patrick TAYLOR
                                                                  Patrick TAYLOR  Месяц назад

                                                                  I just got the budget Asus rog zephyrus (I can't remember the exact model) that Linus recommended. It's running like a champ, doing everything everything I need with ease using the ryzen 7 3750h(I think I got that right). I got 16gb of ram, which I needed, and a slightly better GPU than comparable machines for only $950. And if my Asus Ultrabook from 2012 that is still kicking ass means anything then i should be set for at least 5 years without hurting my limited budget too much.

                                                                  • Cromadda
                                                                    Cromadda  Месяц назад

                                                                    "AMD is for poor people who can't afford Intel." Well said. No need to watch further :>

                                                                    • Mummafiedthunderbirds
                                                                      Mummafiedthunderbirds  Месяц назад

                                                                      Fuck yeah Anthony!

                                                                      • TheSubieFan
                                                                        TheSubieFan  Месяц назад

                                                                        Now amd just crushes all Intel chipsets and with rtx super cards being priced reasonably it's a pretty good time.

                                                                        • DwardoDweebs
                                                                          DwardoDweebs  Месяц назад

                                                                          you could've added a 240gb m.2 nvme drive to the intel rig

                                                                          • xxxGpakos
                                                                            xxxGpakos  Месяц назад

                                                                            Do Ryzen 3600 when it comes out

                                                                            • LANo
                                                                              LANo  Месяц назад

                                                                              Damn lots of moronic AMD broke bois in these comments

                                                                              • Sakib Ul Alam
                                                                                Sakib Ul Alam  Месяц назад

                                                                                what Hp laptop is that lads? Envy?

                                                                                • Chefies Bass Boosts
                                                                                  Chefies Bass Boosts  Месяц назад

                                                                                  AMD wins.. What a surprise

                                                                                  • Chefies Bass Boosts
                                                                                    Chefies Bass Boosts  Месяц назад

                                                                                    LANo yep

                                                                                    • LANo
                                                                                      LANo  Месяц назад

                                                                                      Did you even watch the video rofl

                                                                                      • Connor Garry
                                                                                        Connor Garry  Месяц назад

                                                                                        Alright well AMD makes gpu's as well so why didnt you do a full red build vs a green/blue build and then compare that with a blue/red build to a red/green build? That would be interesting...

                                                                                        • Connor Garry
                                                                                          Connor Garry  Месяц назад

                                                                                          My comment is confusing even to me so if i could elaborate: do a comparison, all same budget. One pc with AMD cpu and gpu vs an intel cpu and nvidia gpu. Then compare those results to an intel cpu and AMD gpu vs an AMD cpu and nvidia gpu

                                                                                          • sirelonghorn
                                                                                            sirelonghorn  Месяц назад

                                                                                            Nice video guys I'd like the Budget of around 1200$ to 1300$ to see in the future!

                                                                                            • Anand Shah
                                                                                              Anand Shah  Месяц назад

                                                                                              AMD 3rd gen killed whole of the Intel

                                                                                              • Anand Shah
                                                                                                Anand Shah  Месяц назад

                                                                                                @LANo Go to techquila.co.in and see. Ryzen 5 > i7 9th gen even i9 sometimes

                                                                                                • LANo
                                                                                                  LANo  Месяц назад

                                                                                                  Anand Shah nah

                                                                                                  • John Kerr
                                                                                                    John Kerr  Месяц назад

                                                                                                    The Queen is dead. Long live King Anthony

                                                                                                    • Ava Vikman
                                                                                                      Ava Vikman  Месяц назад

                                                                                                      do one at ~$1300

                                                                                                      • exklim
                                                                                                        exklim  Месяц назад

                                                                                                        What about power consumption. How much would you end up spending for electricity(?)

                                                                                                        • James Kirk
                                                                                                          James Kirk  Месяц назад

                                                                                                          i5-8400 is by far the best budget gaming chip from Intel. I built an i5-8400 system when they first came out, and it's a great gaming chip. At the time, it was cheaper than Intel's cheapest 6 core offering, and other than it's lack of Hyperthreading, is definitely faster. It can also be overclocked to 3.9Ghz All Core & 4.1Ghz Turbo if you try hard enough. Though I plan on building a ryzen 3000 system and giving the i5-8400 to my wife, replacing her 4Ghz i5-3570.

                                                                                                          • Junior Milliard
                                                                                                            Junior Milliard  Месяц назад

                                                                                                            so what would u choose eventually?

                                                                                                            • speedracer123222
                                                                                                              speedracer123222  Месяц назад

                                                                                                              I thought Linus was going to drop the cpu

                                                                                                              • Song Ji Hyo
                                                                                                                Song Ji Hyo  Месяц назад

                                                                                                                What do geeks do before youtube?

                                                                                                                • Marty
                                                                                                                  Marty  Месяц назад

                                                                                                                  Can you do the same video, but with server Chips please? Wait for the new stuff to come out first though.

                                                                                                                  • Rohit Prajapati
                                                                                                                    Rohit Prajapati  Месяц назад

                                                                                                                    I got a Ryzen 5 2500U processor Laptop for 2/3rd price of an i5 laptop. My use is mostly based on multitasking and streaming. Ryzen 5 is a much superior workstation CPU and the integrated Vega 8 graphics are much superior which play 4k 60fps with ease, even multiple videos together. This is not so easy on core i5. I upgraded it with WD Blue 250GB M.2 SSD and 8 more gigabytes of ram. Now I got a laptop with 12GB Dual Channel Ram, 250gb SSD + 1tb HDD, Ryzen 5 2500u, Vega 8 graphics for less than a very basic i5 laptop. It's important to note the amazing workstation performance of Ryzen processors and the superior integrated Vega 8 graphics. Buy Ryzen.

                                                                                                                    • EchoGaming 17
                                                                                                                      EchoGaming 17  Месяц назад

                                                                                                                      When are you guys doing the Rog reboot

                                                                                                                      • TheNOOBNATION
                                                                                                                        TheNOOBNATION  Месяц назад

                                                                                                                        Could have done a better job on the amd side. Should have got the vega 56 and fine tuned it.I see the Vega 56 normally for 100 bucks less then the 2060. Then you could have taken that 100 bucks and got 2 sets of ram and upgraded the cpu to a ryzen 5 2600x at least.

                                                                                                                        • John Maris
                                                                                                                          John Maris  Месяц назад

                                                                                                                          How about 4 parts in $500 increments. "Well, I played better." Anthony said. :)

                                                                                                                          • RothBaerd
                                                                                                                            RothBaerd  Месяц назад

                                                                                                                            Heres my question about the new AMD cpus. Do they still suffer the stuttering issue that the old FX series did? I was sold on the FX8350 in 2012 because of 8 cores, Unlocked, and the factory 4.0ghz core clock. However after a few years of using it, I eventually switched back to intel due to microstutters and even freezes for 1-3 seconds in game. GTA5 was an example of this where the game would freeze during driving and cause me to crash, but the performance was smooth until this happened. My i7 4770 side grade does not suffer this issue. Do the new AMD cpus suffer this freezing and stuttering issue? The performance looks good just like the FX did on paper, but this issue I have never seen addressed.

                                                                                                                            • NippleSnipplez
                                                                                                                              NippleSnipplez  Месяц назад

                                                                                                                              changes the name from is amd for poor people lmao

                                                                                                                              • Mikkel Grum Bovin
                                                                                                                                Mikkel Grum Bovin  Месяц назад

                                                                                                                                Anthony is a goddam WIZARD !

                                                                                                                                • Cristian Carvajal
                                                                                                                                  Cristian Carvajal  Месяц назад

                                                                                                                                  Take 6 months and buy the best stuff in parts

                                                                                                                                  • wiedapp
                                                                                                                                    wiedapp  Месяц назад

                                                                                                                                    AMD fares even better when you count in the upgradebility. For a new Ryzen you don't really need a new board. PC Games Hardware Germany proved that even with a 1800X in a MSI X570 ACE recently, despite the fact, that the AMD compatability sheet shown everywhere says different. And it worked like a charm. In Intel: You want that new CPU? Go buy a new Motherboard as well!

                                                                                                                                    • Mark Horton
                                                                                                                                      Mark Horton  Месяц назад

                                                                                                                                      Do a Linux spin to very same test

                                                                                                                                      • highbar12
                                                                                                                                        highbar12  Месяц назад

                                                                                                                                        You should revisit this comparison now that windows has increased its AMD performance.

                                                                                                                                        • Zanzubaa1
                                                                                                                                          Zanzubaa1  Месяц назад

                                                                                                                                          It's lucky Linus can speak Asian or they might have had problems communicating.

                                                                                                                                          • Kevin Knight Photography
                                                                                                                                            Kevin Knight Photography  Месяц назад

                                                                                                                                            Yet neither can run crysis

                                                                                                                                            • Aldo F Mayo
                                                                                                                                              Aldo F Mayo  Месяц назад

                                                                                                                                              I learned something new, those chairs are mighty strong. I think I’ll buy one. Hmm

                                                                                                                                              • Bruno Rantin Po
                                                                                                                                                Bruno Rantin Po  Месяц назад

                                                                                                                                                Well... You could do the lower end CPUs and also the HEDT, so It covers all customers.

                                                                                                                                                • Tf2 Engineer
                                                                                                                                                  Tf2 Engineer  Месяц назад

                                                                                                                                                  As a user of one, I can confirm that the 8400 is very underrated.

                                                                                                                                                  • Trevor Kuhner
                                                                                                                                                    Trevor Kuhner  Месяц назад

                                                                                                                                                    So, were just watching a $750 build of an i5 8400 vs a ryzen 5 2600... This is a lot of talking for a comparative benchmark video...

                                                                                                                                                    • bert racoon
                                                                                                                                                      bert racoon  Месяц назад

                                                                                                                                                      multi thread peformance is the key. so they are on par in single core but the amd one has smt (or hyper threading how intel calls it), that is a big difference cause when games support more threads, the amd part will pull ahead pretty fast and now you can do stuff beside gaming, without running into a cpu limit. it is only 10 - 15 percent but that could make a big difference.

                                                                                                                                                      • sixhype
                                                                                                                                                        sixhype  Месяц назад

                                                                                                                                                        that desk shot ..... | -------- {}

                                                                                                                                                        • BiggsN15
                                                                                                                                                          BiggsN15  Месяц назад

                                                                                                                                                          Anthony is so much more informative and way more chill than Linux. Whilst Linux is a sometime irritating tryhard, Anthony seems more approachable and he seems like the kind of guy who will answer your questions in a friendly way, and not like some pompous, conceited, irritating, sandal wearing, smug asshole who thinks he knows it all (yes you Linux, and every bellend that is falsely given the title of "Genius" employed by Apple, and ever employed by them, and for the shits and giggles, every delirious and smug wanker who buys their products 🖕🤪). Also 1.8k people disagree with ya' bro. Or just think you're an annoying tosser??.. 🤔

                                                                                                                                                          • MrStevetmq
                                                                                                                                                            MrStevetmq  Месяц назад

                                                                                                                                                            Of course it is. I would have bet on your conclusion.

                                                                                                                                                            • Varun Sastry
                                                                                                                                                              Varun Sastry  Месяц назад

                                                                                                                                                              Yes would like one at different price points

                                                                                                                                                              • John Lawler
                                                                                                                                                                John Lawler  Месяц назад

                                                                                                                                                                Let's do a 500 and 300 build

                                                                                                                                                                • Anand  Scialo
                                                                                                                                                                  Anand Scialo  Месяц назад

                                                                                                                                                                  GPU AMD VS NVIDEA (suggestion as requested)!!!

                                                                                                                                                                  • Josiah Koop
                                                                                                                                                                    Josiah Koop  Месяц назад

                                                                                                                                                                    Obviously coming in late, the only thing you guys didn't mention is that the AMD board is the same socket to bump up the performance with a simple CPU drop in. That should add a fair amount of value if you consider future upgrades.

                                                                                                                                                                    • Yourowner
                                                                                                                                                                      Yourowner  Месяц назад

                                                                                                                                                                      Being Cocky Gona Get You no where