Intel or AMD

Started Mar 18, 2013 | Discussions thread
gipper51
Veteran MemberPosts: 3,972Gear list
Like?
Re: Intel or AMD
In reply to chris49, Mar 19, 2013

Right now Intel has a clear-cut lead on the high end processors (i7). AMD is really only competitive on the entry to mid level range. AMD's counterpart to the i5 is the 8 core FX-8350, which is faster in certain multi-threaded benchmarks but slower in most others. In general the i5 is slightly faster in most typical uses for a PC, including photoshop benchmarks. The i5 also draws less power and overclocks extremely well (the K version) if that interests you.

Either one will be sufficient for heavy photo editing when paired with plenty of RAM and a decent SSD.

I'd look at the benchmarks from this review and see which one suits your needs better:

http://www.anandtech.com/show/6396/the-vishera-review-amd-fx8350-fx8320-fx6300-and-fx4300-tested

 gipper51's gear list:gipper51's gear list
Canon EOS 5D Mark II Canon EOS 6D Canon EF 17-40mm f/4.0L USM Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Tamron AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) +3 more
Reply   Reply with quote   Complain
Post (hide subjects)Posted by
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark post MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow