Ano ba gamit mo na PC ngayon?
Intel Pentium G3258 @ 4.2 GHz + Palit GTX 750 Ti StormX Dual
Lahat ng bago at recent games ay playable @ 1080p with high settings using FXAA or SMAA. I don't buy and don't pirate Ubisoft games so don't ask me about Watch Dogs and Assassin's Creed
Before switching to Pentium G3258, I am using an AMD A10-5800K @ 4.1 GHz with my Palit GTX 750 Ti StormX Dual. I'm also a previous owner of A8-3870K and A8-3850
Sayang din pera sa G3258 unless plano mo mag OC, dumadami na bagong games na naghahanap ng more than 2 cores
2 strong Intel Haswell CPU cores = 4 weak AMD Piledriver CPU cores
Sorry, but that is the truth. Here is my review of Pentium G3258 vs A10-5800K <click here for link>
Here is Tom's Hardware
Intel Pentium G3258 OC = 2 Haswell CPU cores @ 4.5 GHz
AMD Athlon X4 750K OC = 4 Piledriver CPU cores @ 4.3 GHz
<click here for link>
Wala akong sinabing kahit ano tungkol sa performance ng quad AMD vs dual intel. Ang sinabi ko dumadami na games na naghahanap ng more than 2 cores
Then, you didn't get my point
AMD's current CPU's have very weak performance that is why 2 Intel Haswell cores is just as fast as (sometimes even faster) 4 AMD Piledriver/Kaveri cores
If you don't believe me, try running Metro: Last Light with a dual-core APU. If you own a quad-core APU, you can disable 2 CPU cores in the BIOS or thru Windows. You can even use a FX-based AMD CPU to test it since APU's and FX CPU's have the same CPU design. APU's just don't have L3 cache
I have already done it. I paired A10-5800K @ 4.1 GHz with GTX 750 Ti. I did a comparison of 2 CPU cores and 4 CPU cores using GTX 750 Ti. There is a ~40% reduction in average frame rate when going from 4 Piledriver CPU cores to 2 Piledriver CPU cores. Games tested were Metro: Last Light and Hitman: Absolution
Walang silbi unlocked multiplier ng G3258 kung ang required ng lalaruin more than 2 cores/threads, di rin tatakbo ng matino if at all unless may patch/injector. Minsan nga kahit meron nagkakaproblema pa rin. Sa totoo lang asar din ako na di na inooptimize ng mga devs yung games na nagrerequire ng 3-4 cores dahil multi-platform (consoles) kahit kayang kaya naman ng 2 lang kaso ano gagawin magmukmok sa sulok pagkatapos bumili ng mahal na dual tapos di rin malaro yung gustong laruin? At least yung G1840 wala pang 2k.
Yung A8-7600, P4750 lang meron ng quad + R7 240 DDR3, di na masama.
Intel Pentium G3258 3.2 GHz (unlocked multiplier) - Php 3,300
MSI H81M-P33 - Php 2,350
Zotac GeForce GT 730 1GB GDDR5 - Php 2,640
Total - Php 8,290
AMD A8-7600 - Php 4,750
ASRock FM2A58M-HD+ - Php 2,300
Power Color R7 240 1GB DDR3 - Php 2,740
Total - Php 9,790
The Intel setup is faster and costs less.
AMD Dual Graphics to increase gaming performance of the APU ? Good luck with that :)
As for Pentium G3258 vs Core i3 4130, Pentium G3258 is still a better option:
Longevity - Pentium G3258 + affordable Z97 board. Once Intel Broadwell arrives (will use LGA 1150 with 9 series chipset), sell the G3258 and get a Broadwell Core i7/i5
Cost and gaming performance - for the same budget, the build with G3258 will have a better gaming performance since more budget can be allocated to the GPU
Di talaga competitive ang pricing ng Kaveri APU's
totoo yan kasi mahal sya talaga.. pero once HSA is implemented.. malalaman mo worth nyan. Sa Vide conversion ang bilis ng Kaveri... using AMD APP Acceleration ^_^ + 4 CPU Cores
How many applications today support HSA ?
By the time HSA is supported by many applications (maybe 2 to 3 years from now), better APU's are already in the market. I don't recommend buying a Kaveri APU now because of HSA
What I would be interested in is how will AMD solve the memory bottleneck issue of the upcoming desktop APU's. DDR3 is too slow for the iGPU
But to be fair, A8-7600 is good option if you want to build a cheap PC for light tasks and gaming @ 720p
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I'm not trolling this AMD APU thread, merely stating facts
I loved APU's when they were still new in the market and was able to play games @ 720p with high details using only the iGPU of the APU.
But Kaveri does not offer much of gaming improvement when compared to Trinity/Richland. That is why I cancelled my A10-7850K upgrade plan and just bought a GTX 750 Ti for my A10-5800K
-- edited by bintsmok on Jan 24 2015, 05:16 PM