AMD A8-3870K or Intel Core-i5 Ivy Bridge?

Started Nov 5, 2012 | Discussions thread
herebefore Veteran Member • Posts: 3,296
Re: AMD A8-3870K or Intel Core-i5 Ivy Bridge?

kelpdiver wrote:

herebefore wrote:

If you plan on any video editing or rendering the edge would go the AMD A8-3870K.

This isn't seen in Anand benchmarks, where even the A10 replacement to the A8 is still lagging far behind the i5. Core for core, the AMDs just don't keep up.

Are you using a software approach optimized for the AMD? Is this a solution that is not available with the i5, or if video rendering is key, with a gfx card?

Any time the software can be optimized for the AMD I use it that way. Elements cannot be (if I remember correctly).

Nero Vision recognizes the AMD stuff and uses it. (a little box comes up at the bottom of the screen and says AMD while it converts.

TMPGenc MPG EDIT is just plain fast and smooth on both systems. (it only works with mpg files though).

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