Is AMD a Good Option in 2018??

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  • 1000 subs without any videos

    I basicly take because it's cheaper

  • Saylavii 1K
    Saylavii 1K Před 2 dny

    If you don’t care about price intel is better and it’s not even an argument. That’s literally the only point people have when they say to get AMD.

  • Todor Tr.
    Todor Tr. Před 2 dny

    Thank you

  • QheetyX
    QheetyX Před 4 dny

    I have amd

  • Gandalfwiz2007
    Gandalfwiz2007 Před 5 dny

    What i like about AMD:
    - lower price
    - excellent performance
    - lower temp

  • w_R Andrs
    w_R Andrs Před 5 dny

    I think i got my first pc in 2013 or so, and that CPU was AMD Radeon A10-6700. Games like Rayman Legends it handled well, but other high end-games it struggled with. And most importantly it devoured the power of my battery.

    Wish i was tech-savvy back then. As an adult now i will listen!

    After video: I like my games to have good graphics and be smooth af. But 10 frames difference? I wear glasses. My eyes are too weak to spot such bagatel. And that i have to restart between modes is literally a 1st world problem to me...
    I think i'll survive.
    Extra cores to save me from switching out my cpu before it is time seems like a good time saver. And the whole thing is cheaper.
    Like I said... 1080p with 60fps and max setting, that's all i need.

    I bookmarked Ryzen 7 2700X. Seems like my go-to CPU for the time being.

  • beebnegron
    beebnegron Před 5 dny

    Intel may get better performance but amd is much more affordable which justifies buying amd over intel.

  • LastOne Me
    LastOne Me Před 6 dny

    You know im late you know what AMD IS GOOD for FPS BUT NVIDIA IS GOOD FOR RESOLUTION , FPS , GRAPHICS , and LOADING

  • Dalton Brooks
    Dalton Brooks Před 6 dny +3

    I should support AMD on the sole purpose of keeping prices more competitive towards Intel.

  • Ganjo Exposto
    Ganjo Exposto Před 7 dny

    why many people still use intel ? that the reason

  • Ceegay
    Ceegay Před 8 dny

    Intel may give more FPS say 5-10+ FPS, but its SOO much more pricey than AMD. Overall, it is MUCH smarter to get AMD!

  • stop play pause
    stop play pause Před 8 dny +1

    Hey guys help me out is it better to go for rog gl702zc or anyother laptop with gtx 1060 series

  • Buzz James
    Buzz James Před 8 dny

    How about a list on film of what to buy instead of some shaving kit? Hell you look like you can't grow a shit on your chin and this company wants you to plug them? Fucking joke.

  • Buzz James
    Buzz James Před 8 dny

    I remember the last of the single cpu from AMD wipe intel in performance. I guess you wasn't born yet Linus. Just a comment on your opening statement.

  • zivex
    zivex Před 8 dny

    What is ryzen 5 2600x good for and what can it do?

  • JViello
    JViello Před 9 dny

    *3-15-2019* ; I just purchased an I5 9400F for $169.00 on Amazon (I think it's since jumped to $175.00) I could have purchased an R5 2600 for $159.00 or an R7 2700 for $230.00. The I5 wipes the floor with the R5 2600 even when OC for basically the same cost. So in my case at least, it wasn't about money but performance. I simply couldn't justify buying a slower CPU for basically the same price. Which brand is in my machine sincerely doesn't matter to me. My current rig is powered by AMD, so...

  • Rajit Sarma
    Rajit Sarma Před 11 dny

    Amd is shit

  • Jerryc 17
    Jerryc 17 Před 11 dny

    Man! Excited for the 3rd gen Ryzen CPU'S

  • Music Maker
    Music Maker Před 12 dny

    Letz face it.... you're on the "blue team" and your friend is on the "red team"... you are struggling here with your vid.... you KNOW that AMD is kicking butt and taking names. ;->

  • ꧁Ira Lol꧂
    ꧁Ira Lol꧂ Před 12 dny

    Im getting a gaming computer soon. So, convince me- AMD or Intel? :D (Im poor people but I game most of the time)

    • Saylavii 1K
      Saylavii 1K Před dnem

      PotatoesAreLyfe the 2700x isn’t even as good as a i7-8700k. AMD is good to have around though they seem to make intel work a bit, but even at that the best motherboards and some other PC parts are only intel compatible which is another reason to get intel if price don’t matter.

    • PotatoesAreLyfe
      PotatoesAreLyfe Před 2 dny

      Saylavii 1K Yep totally agree, 9700k is amazing for gaming and amd can’t really hold a candle to it, but unfortunately it’s expensive

    • Saylavii 1K
      Saylavii 1K Před 2 dny

      PotatoesAreLyfe if price wasn’t a worry intel is going to be better and it always has been. Not saying AMD is terrible but intel is better.

    • ꧁Ira Lol꧂
      ꧁Ira Lol꧂ Před 10 dny

      Not in my shitty country... Everything is 30-50% or even more higher. thats why im on a tight budget:( And if I order online from newegg or amazon theres taxes so yeah..

    • PotatoesAreLyfe
      PotatoesAreLyfe Před 10 dny

      ꧁Ira Lol꧂ Ryzen 3700x is supposed to be same price as 2700x :D


    AMD = smart money saving !!
    Intel= only if ur bank is full!!

  • WBsteve
    WBsteve Před 13 dny

    i am poor people so i will be getting amd

  • Jp Maldonado
    Jp Maldonado Před 14 dny +1

    So I wanna switch to ryzen does that mean that I have to change my ram and cpu? Beacause I've been looking an I can't find a mother board compatable with them

    • Jp Maldonado
      Jp Maldonado Před 11 dny

      +PotatoesAreLyfe ok thanks for the help

    • PotatoesAreLyfe
      PotatoesAreLyfe Před 12 dny

      Jp Maldonado it’s rumoured to come out during computex, so you will definitely have access to it be the end of 2019

    • Jp Maldonado
      Jp Maldonado Před 12 dny

      +PotatoesAreLyfe I don't want it right now I could wait till the next one comes out how much do you think it will be when it comes out?

    • PotatoesAreLyfe
      PotatoesAreLyfe Před 12 dny

      Jp Maldonado also motherboards are one of the two things, the other being the power supply that you don’t want to skimp out on. Make sure you get one that is reliable as to avoid unwanted combustion :)

    • PotatoesAreLyfe
      PotatoesAreLyfe Před 12 dny

      Jp Maldonado Also make sure the motherboard supports OC because all Ryzen cpus are unlocked

  • Thomas The Dank Engine
    Thomas The Dank Engine Před 14 dny

    I recently built a pc with a AMD 2400g, 16 gb 3000mHz ram and allocating 2 gb of vram. It runs everything that I want at 60 fps and above on medium setting. It's great and worth the value

  • Matty McPatty
    Matty McPatty Před 15 dny

    im an intel boi, but i need to upgrade from my 2016 laptop with a 960m. So now i like amd

  • RamiDopeVlogs
    RamiDopeVlogs Před 15 dny +1

    Is it good for like gaming a Ryzen 7 2700u?

  • MuchRadioactive
    MuchRadioactive Před 16 dny

    Ima buy
    Core i3 Coffe Lake
    And Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050-Ti

    • MuchRadioactive
      MuchRadioactive Před 13 dny

      +Marius Volovnik Just like wow, its cheaper than 1080-ti, why would I waste more than 800$ On that, I'd rather buy 1050-Ti

    • MuchRadioactive
      MuchRadioactive Před 13 dny

      +sarahisstrangeI can play unturned on high settings

    • sarahisstrange
      sarahisstrange Před 13 dny

      u can't play a lot of recent games on that 1050ti

  • huang Edwin
    huang Edwin Před 16 dny +1

    Did any body see that he throw the amd chip but put the intel chip on the table

  • Shawn Sun
    Shawn Sun Před 16 dny

    AMD YES!

  • Unnecessarily Loud
    Unnecessarily Loud Před 16 dny

    Intel will destroy AMD in gaming, but otherwise, AMD is great for the price, including the motherboard prices too.

  • FightingDrake 81
    FightingDrake 81 Před 16 dny

    You get what you pay for. If you pay more for an intel, it’s probably going to be better than a cheaper AMD but AMD is still a good cpu.

  • Tk Racing
    Tk Racing Před 16 dny +1

    Lets be real for low budjet u get better performance with AMD.

  • FBI Nibba
    FBI Nibba Před 17 dny

    Amd has always been second and will still be.

  • Alejandroide
    Alejandroide Před 17 dny

    Just get Intel

  • neoforce205
    neoforce205 Před 17 dny +3

    INTEL : ...... & Meltdown & Spectre & Spoiler & more?!......

  • carthaginian
    carthaginian Před 18 dny

    AMD 2020

  • Renée Allen
    Renée Allen Před 18 dny

    I fucking hate you, I can’t even listen to you speak.

  • lance smith
    lance smith Před 19 dny

    crying amd fanboys \/\/\/\/

  • Bobby Senacud
    Bobby Senacud Před 19 dny

    I love AMD since K62.

  • j jacelon
    j jacelon Před 20 dny

    After upgrading my older BOXX AutoCAD Workstation/Server system, I basically have an extra EATX Case, Xeon CPU, EVGA GPU and 16GB DDR3 1600MHz ECC RAM sitting there (just really need to change/upgrade the Mobo as it died and cooling for the CPU chosen to have a working system).
    he question is, does it even make sense turning it into a gaming rig for my son, or would spending the extra for a newer Mobo/RAM/CPU setup make more sense for the types of games he plays (Ark Survival, Overwatch, Black ops 4, Apex, Rainbow 6).
    Ok so thes are what I'd like the options/comparison for:
    1) a new ASUS P9X79 WS (LGA2011) Mobo with my Xeon E5 1620 (4 core supposedly overclockable on this board form 3.7 to 4.2GHz) , 16Gb DDR3...
    or 2) a new ASUS ROG CROSSHAIR VI HERO (AM4) Mobo with new Ryzen 2600 (6 core) & new 16Gb DDR4..
    or 3) the 6 core Intel you rig you have in the video above..
    Other items I already have that would be common across the builds:
    Case: BOXX 8920 EATX Workstation/Server case with 2x 120mm front grill case fans,
    PSU: EVGA 850GB 80+
    GPU: 1x EVGA GTX 750 Ti FTW,
    SSD: Intel 180Gb running Win 10 OS

  • Scorpcruze
    Scorpcruze Před 20 dny


  • DiamondGamer466
    DiamondGamer466 Před 21 dnem +1

    I want to get an hp laptop with AMD Ryzen 5 2500U and Vega 8 Graphics Card, with 8gb of ram and 128gb of SSD (Solid State Drive). Is this good enough for games like Minecraft or ROBLOX? Would it overheat after a couple hours? Could someone please help me out I’m trying to get a good budget gaming laptop

  • David O
    David O Před 21 dnem

    According to UserBenchmark, the threadripper is the most powerful cpu in all of existence. COME AT ME INTEL FANBOIS!!

  • SSmorez _
    SSmorez _ Před 21 dnem

    I’m building a Gaming PC which one should I use ???

  • sasa ha
    sasa ha Před 21 dnem

    8700 from intel slowly kidnapping ryzen 2700x....srsly i overthoght this and the 8700 kicks his older brother in the butt and competes in price and performance with the ryzen 2700x

  • Speedyonfire
    Speedyonfire Před 22 dny +4

    WWIII happens in comments

  • Appoddigare
    Appoddigare Před 24 dny

    To me isnt really fair to compair a 404 euro (im from italy) to a 329 euro cpu. What matters isnt "how is it supposed to challenge" like if the top gamma amd has to challenge the top gamma intel, to me what actually should matters is the price. What could you offer for a determined price? I7 8600k is still 75€ over the amd, to make an equal comparison a 330€ intel should be against the 2700x. What could be expect from amd if they were to make a 400€ cpu? Probably something good

  • mall cop
    mall cop Před 25 dny

    amd going to show you the cpu. amd show you they got straight sides. amd show you how they got the right shape. amd show them to you in a very special way, so that they appear to have everything a cpu should have. But there's one thing he's not gonna show you.When you look at the cpu from the right angle, they're as thin as this playing card. amd whole case is an illusion, a magic trick

  • Stigma
    Stigma Před 26 dny

    What if the money you saved from AMD and spend it on GPU?

  • sameen
    sameen Před 26 dny +3

    but now intel is 30% more expensive lol

  • Asura
    Asura Před 28 dny

    Intel is better

  • KeanPlaysGames
    KeanPlaysGames Před 28 dny

    I have *AMD A8-5600K APU with Radeon™ HD Graphics*

  • pinepoop p
    pinepoop p Před 29 dny

    stop advertising

  • Clayton Blum
    Clayton Blum Před 29 dny

    I love my gaming, but only play one person games, nothing competitive. I'm also a father, so it look like amd is the better choice for me.

  • chas4702
    chas4702 Před 29 dny

    I will never purchase an AMD MB or CPU. I dont trust their products and their shoddy drivers. The Hex Core i5 8400 works great. A little competition is good for business. Intel has too many CPU's available to buy. I do wonder why i3 6100's and 7100's are priced higher than an i3 8100 quad core.

  • Al bida
    Al bida Před 29 dny

    Zen1 = iBridge
    Zen+ = Broadwell
    ipc +29% 3700x Fast Latency
    = 9900k
    Intel's defeat if the new architecture is not released

  • Francesco Salvadori
    Francesco Salvadori Před měsícem


  • Nirmal Raj
    Nirmal Raj Před měsícem

    Oh my God !!! I have a normal AMD A4 Pro with embedded graphics.
    Top clock speed Just 2Ghz but it just rocks.
    Thumbs up for the Red Team.
    Cheers AMD.

  • maxie the gamer
    maxie the gamer Před měsícem

    so let me guess AMD wins? I need that answer for I to buy a new computer please tell me fast thanks

  • Nachiket Tiwary
    Nachiket Tiwary Před měsícem

    which one would you choose b/w i7 8700 and r7 2700x?...suggestions please..I am very confused

  • Alex Jointsoon
    Alex Jointsoon Před měsícem

    im contemplating between ryzen 5 2400G and ryzen 5 2600. which one to buy? any ideas?

  • Alonso Martii
    Alonso Martii Před měsícem

    I've never used AMD but I am so proud and thankful for their help and arket. If it wasn't for them i would have never been able to afford Intel. (:

  • Walter Ditto
    Walter Ditto Před měsícem

    I game on a budget so AMD has always been my go-to. Itel is cool but not much style

  • Aaron Wendler
    Aaron Wendler Před měsícem

    how much did you sell your soul for Linus

  • Christopher Kiefer
    Christopher Kiefer Před měsícem

    I am more of a productivity person and less of a gamer than I used to be. I just ordered the parts for an AMD-based system, my first non-Intel system ever. Holding my breath to see how stable it will be!

  • Poro
    Poro Před měsícem

    all i want is a consistent 60 fps lmao

  • Whi Yeon Cho
    Whi Yeon Cho Před měsícem

    I got 2700x+b450m for 300

  • Clovet Music
    Clovet Music Před měsícem +1

    Full red build is really sexy rn

  • RockyRoad Magic
    RockyRoad Magic Před měsícem +1

    "well, if ur not poor people, u shud get intel."
    im a poor people

  • Priya pari
    Priya pari Před měsícem

    can i run complex modeling in ansys 19.2

  • Maxime Larouche
    Maxime Larouche Před měsícem

    Always had intel and nvidia setups. still waiting for my stuff to arrive but i cant wait to try my new 2700x, 32gb ddr4 3000 and vega 64 card setup. It costs ALOT less money, and performs a little less than intel. There was free games with my build, and games that i cared about. my gpu was 400$, cpu 430$ and memory 300$. With a nice msi bazooka board, corsair 750watts 80+ gold and go on. I will do video editing in the future so i was a no brainer for me!

  • Biscuit Nougat
    Biscuit Nougat Před měsícem

    Blue and Green BABYYY!!

  • Kuulpb
    Kuulpb Před měsícem

    Every single AMD product ive had (ive had either 3 or 4 by now) have been faulty or broken in some way from day 1, so i dont trust them

    PRATHAMESH RAUT Před měsícem

    So amd or intel pls tell anyone

  • LezBow
    LezBow Před měsícem

    AMD is the underdog, we watched as kids in cartoons, I #Belive in the Anime comback

  • Flabby Bum
    Flabby Bum Před měsícem

    That describes me - mostly productivity, with a bit of occasional casual gaming on the side. I think I'll go Ryzen on my next system.

  • h4melp
    h4melp Před měsícem +2

    R=Red G=Green B=Blue
    those are the colors of the major tech companies
    coincidence? i think not

  • LowFpsGamer
    LowFpsGamer Před měsícem

    Please linus tell me i want to sell my cpu i5 6600 and buy 1600x is that good option ?But i dont want oc 1600x .And my last important question why AMD is cheeper that Intel

  • Arshad Ismael
    Arshad Ismael Před měsícem

    AMD was and still remains the king of price performance ratio. And with Zen AMD has proved that they can do much better than what you call the poor man's choice. In this day and age if you are paying $100 for 5fps that would be called stupidity, i have been a system builder for 15years or so, built many intel and AMD the only generation i saw intel kick AMD to the curb was when they launched Bulldozer which was a fail so miserable i did not move from my Thuban. I recently moved to Devil's Canyon got a cpu mobo psu and AIO combo for $457 which is quite cheap for where i am from, i don't regret it the i7 runs great but still with what AMD is offering i would not recommend intel as a best buy for the price point.

  • Incineroar Knight
    Incineroar Knight Před měsícem

    plz suggest me a good processor for gigabyte 8 series motherboard

  • Uncommon Logic
    Uncommon Logic Před měsícem

    Best cpu's for gaming are intel due to fantastic ipc, which games love for higher fps.. BUT... The 2600x is right there at gaming performance, plus streaming and production to boot.. For best all around multi-use cpu Ryzen, to meet the Ryzen's performance here you need a 8600k 9600k to multitask gaming and streaming and you will be paying 80-100 bucks more than the 2600x which is the cost of a B450 motherboard for your Ryzen CPU.. So for the cost of your intel cpu alone (8600k-9600k) you can purchase a Ryzen 2600x and a B450 Motherboard, and the cpu comes with a good cooler... But if your a gamer ONLY and don't stream 8100 is great, but the 8400 is king for bang for buck intel gaming cpu…

  • Hassan Khan
    Hassan Khan Před měsícem


  • Hassan Khan
    Hassan Khan Před měsícem

    I am very glad AMD is making progress and I think Intel will have to lower its prices just to be in competition.

  • Rifat Bhuiyan
    Rifat Bhuiyan Před měsícem

    Well i hope the gaps of 10% to 15% gaming performance will be solved by ryzen 3000 series. I'd like very much to see the intel "rustler" out of market until they become honest as AMD

  • Jeremias Ryynänen
    Jeremias Ryynänen Před měsícem

    I recently purchased full amd build with rx 590 and ryzen 5 2600 with b450 tomahawk. The best thing about it is that I used 800€ and get 200+ fps on the games that I play

  • Yurong Jayson
    Yurong Jayson Před měsícem

    Hp laptop ad cpu. User it's actually good for gaming

  • antonarset
    antonarset Před měsícem

    My experience with a bit older AMD with 12 core shows many cores are not always a plus because not every application benefits from them. Gaming - for sure, 3d rendering - yes, AMD is much cheaper, but many applications rely on single core and there AMD seems doesnt care much...

    JACK FROST Před měsícem +1

    "If you are not poor then get intel processors" Linus

  • Space Man
    Space Man Před měsícem

    4:46 freaking love this guy. give him a channel

  • Arob
    Arob Před měsícem +2

    Same argument between iPhone and Android. Competition is always good for the industry.

  • chinchin 1
    chinchin 1 Před měsícem +22

    I'm a console player and human eye can only see 4 gb of RAM

  • Mihai Avr
    Mihai Avr Před měsícem

    It's like asking if breathing is a good option

  • LMM
    LMM Před měsícem

    AmD sUcKs! Stfu you're like 12 living off your parents bank account.

  • Arif
    Arif Před měsícem +1

    *Fucking hate Ryzen CPUs. They suck at gaming. An intel i5 beats Ryzen 7 2700X in gaming. This just shows how bad Ryzen is. I would never buy Ryzen CPU until I see new Zen processor actually beating intel in gaming. But AMD's GPUs are pure gold. They age better than nvidia. AMD GPUs get better and better over time through driver updates. For example, AMD Vega 56 was a gtx 1070 competitor at launch. Now, it competes with RTX 2060/1070Ti. Another example: AMD R9 290X was a GTX 780Ti competitor. Now it's performance is close to GTX 980/1060.*

  • Ujjwal Shahi
    Ujjwal Shahi Před měsícem

    4:46 unzip haha...

  • actionong
    actionong Před měsícem

    Thank you Linus. Not only did I learn about CPUs I also got tips on grooming supplies

  • Eric Pickett
    Eric Pickett Před měsícem

    I have a Elitebook 8460P with AMD Video card. Intel is not good on support. They said no more support for sandybridge but AMD constantly comes out with updates. I wish there was a performace laptop like the elitebook that uses only AMD. But I guess that won't happen with intel.

  • Skywtaker
    Skywtaker Před měsícem +2

    I love the ryzen because my ryzen 5 is super fast and has good integrated graphics

  • burgersoft777
    burgersoft777 Před měsícem

    Enough with the homo erotica already :-)