Why is AMD the Budget Option for Gamers?

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  • Published: 13 March 2019
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  • Lucas Pittol da Silva
    Lucas Pittol da Silva  14 hours back

    $350 for an RTX 2060 6GB vram is a joke, so cheap. Brazilian gamers MUST pay AT LEAST $558,00 for it. Brazil IS NOT for beginners.

    • Drew Kosonen
      Drew Kosonen  1 days back

      So glad to see AMD getting some body blows on Intel. I've been building AMD PC's for about 15 years. Last year, I told myself I was going to do an Intel build because I finally felt like I could afford one. Then Ryzen came out, and when I saw that the 2700x was outperforming Intel chips, I bought one of those. AMD was there for me all the times I needed an affordable build, I couldn't abandon them now that they were finally making something good.

      Not to mention, building with AMD all these years, I didn't have to buy a motherboard EVERY time I bought a new CPU. Intel are whores, so they split their chipsets into "performance tiers" to squeeze more money out of you. AMD respects their users enough to let us squeeze more value out of our builds, Intel just says "haha fuck you give us money." If you're cool with wasting money just for a few extra FPS that you'll never notice, go right ahead and buy Intel.

      • Blake Alcorn
        Blake Alcorn  1 days back

        So you're telling me that if Intel just unlocks overclocking on all CPU's then AMD's gains are virtually gone?

        • BlaCCsmoke89
          BlaCCsmoke89  2 days back

          I'll be poor then

          • bradleydepew01
            bradleydepew01  2 days back

            rx gpu vs gtx gpu?

            • muffinfairy97
              muffinfairy97  3 days back

              under $700 amd
              Over $700 Intel
              That's how I see it at the moment

              • MadManX668
                MadManX668  3 days back

                Holy shit hes FAT!!!

                I wonder if you needs to buy to plain tickets when he flies...

                on another hand, can a play fly with so much weight on board ?

                • Kyle Miller
                  Kyle Miller  3 days back

                  broooo make the fat guy cut his hair its soooo grosss

                  • Cory D
                    Cory D  3 days back

                    no, the Commodore 64 is for poor people

                    • iComment87
                      iComment87  4 days back

                      RX590 v GTX 1660

                      • MapleLeafAce
                        MapleLeafAce  4 days back

                        So basically long story short, the differences really aren’t that huge.

                        • cyoungbe1
                          cyoungbe1  4 days back

                          You forgot to mention that AM4 is next gen cpu compatible aka Zen 2 😁. You can't say that about Intel mobos. easy win for Team Red on that aspect alone.

                          • Carlos GUTIERREZ SANCHEZ

                            I was asking myself why Anthony didn't use a AMD Radeon card, that could has made the price-performance gap wider

                            • MrNev3ts
                              MrNev3ts  5 days back

                              I dont get why team intel switched Ghz for more cores :S Why would you need more cores just for gaming...

                              • The Police Department United

                                Fat people never lose silly
                                They run Amd!
                                Like the fast food chain it is

                                • You know the deal son
                                  You know the deal son  1 weeks back

                                  linus
                                  you are such a clickbait b i t c h

                                  • MadBunnyRabbit
                                    MadBunnyRabbit  1 weeks back

                                    Is it the fact that intel can go turbo higher than amd that they get those better performance in games? Because really that seems like the only part that they have over amd. When I'm comparing products it looks like to me that amd is just unquestionably better, including pricing, except for that turbo speed.

                                    • Praveer Kumar
                                      Praveer Kumar  1 weeks back

                                      I am upset

                                      • bp56789
                                        bp56789  1 weeks back

                                        Economists would predict this

                                        • AdonisGaming93
                                          AdonisGaming93  2 weeks back

                                          I'm not surprised but the amd extra cores will make it better for things outside gaming/multitasking/streaming. So with AMD you get comparable performance but better multitasking. I really hope AMD keeps this up so we get some needed competition.

                                          • Cbeddoe19
                                            Cbeddoe19  2 weeks back

                                            How much do the Intel security patches affect performance?
                                            Is this a situation where Intel was squeezing ahead a couple years ago but slid 6-10% after all the security issues?
                                            Can't wait for Ryzen 3. AMD take my money!

                                            • Stefano
                                              Stefano  2 weeks back

                                              Can anyone help me with the parts of a $400 ryzen 1600 PC with possible external HDD bay in the case?

                                              • Dan Bam
                                                Dan Bam  2 weeks back

                                                He changed the video title it was "is amd for gay people"

                                                • LegendarySkypenis
                                                  LegendarySkypenis  2 weeks back

                                                  I am a peasant I buy amd.

                                                  • ZGX
                                                    ZGX  2 weeks back

                                                    Next month amd will just be the best choice overall

                                                    • J C
                                                      J C  2 weeks back

                                                      This is still a budget machine

                                                      • VeryGoodReviews
                                                        VeryGoodReviews  2 weeks back

                                                        I really like this Anthony guy but please shave your head

                                                        • Suilujz
                                                          Suilujz  3 weeks back

                                                          Short answer: BECAUSE INTEL COSTS SO FKING MUCH

                                                          Example (prices will be different in other countries)
                                                          Ryzen 5 2600 = ~160€
                                                          i5 9600k = ~300€

                                                          Single core: i5 is 23% faster
                                                          Quad core: i5 is 25% faster
                                                          Multi core: Ryzen is 20% faster

                                                          So almost half the price but the overall processing power is better, and that's just Zen+, Zen 2 will be released in 1 month.
                                                          Also AMD doesn't have shitty versions of their processors that can't be overclocked at all (basically they force you to buy a new one if you need more performance)

                                                          • Don Scott
                                                            Don Scott  3 weeks back

                                                            I want to see this for the new CPUs.

                                                            • BaboonLoveMonkey
                                                              BaboonLoveMonkey  3 weeks back

                                                              The i5 8400 is excellent value and totally underrated (my main system sport one). But I'd still go AMD where pretty much everything except the RAM has better price/performance value. I should have gone AMD for my late 2017 build. But I was unreasonably wary of AMD's poor performance history prior to Ryzen, and I had need of an integrated GPU for a while, and Ryzen APUs were still not out.

                                                              • Skurvios Dogius
                                                                Skurvios Dogius  3 weeks back

                                                                Nice Orange n Black hoodie Linus

                                                                • Jarod Skaff
                                                                  Jarod Skaff  3 weeks back

                                                                  Um... I'm not the kind of person to spend almost a thousand dollars on a PC. The max I would spend on a PC would be less than $400, if I'm saving up for it. Although there's a nice PC being sold for $280 right now>https://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Built-Fast-Desktop-PC-AMD-A8-QUAD-CORE-GAMING-RADEON-R7-APU-BUDGET-WIFI/283352031491?hash=item41f918e103:g:TwkAAOSwsWVcvKCQ

                                                                  • Jarod Skaff
                                                                    Jarod Skaff  3 weeks back

                                                                    (I'm making a stupid joke that is a true fact but not the whole reason) I'll tell you why AMD is cheaper for good gaming, it's because they're placing APUs in their PCs so they don't have to place stupid on-board GPUs inside or spend a crap ton of money on a full blown graphics card which takes up PCIe slots as well.

                                                                    • Rijee Bangz
                                                                      Rijee Bangz  3 weeks back

                                                                      Hope they will notice this comment...

                                                                      Do a high-end build value comparison build between AMD and Intel and then let's see who is cheaper.

                                                                      *"AMD V.S. INTEL: HIGH-END BUILD VALUE COMPARISON"*

                                                                    • Night Kids
                                                                      Night Kids  3 weeks back

                                                                      WOO! ANTHONY'S BACK!

                                                                      • Doggo Puppos
                                                                        Doggo Puppos  3 weeks back

                                                                        AMD is for the poor? I'm buying a Ryzen 5 2600 tomorrow because of preferences. I just think the Ryzen is just better imo!

                                                                        • Absolute Unit
                                                                          Absolute Unit  3 weeks back

                                                                          @Doggo Puppos well if u have a b450 it will work i think

                                                                        • Doggo Puppos
                                                                          Doggo Puppos  3 weeks back

                                                                          @Absolute Unit I don't think my motherboard would support the 3000 series 😂😭

                                                                        • Absolute Unit
                                                                          Absolute Unit  3 weeks back

                                                                          dont buy it, wait for the 3000 series to come out in july

                                                                      • César Guevara
                                                                        César Guevara  4 weeks back

                                                                        how about a no limit build both sides? how will a high-end build do in value-per-dollar comparison?

                                                                        • Rijee Bangz
                                                                          Rijee Bangz  3 weeks back

                                                                          This is a good point. Hope they will take notice on your comment.

                                                                          *"AMD V.S. INTEL: HIGH-END BUILD VALUE COMPARISON"*

                                                                      • Smoke Inc
                                                                        Smoke Inc  4 weeks back

                                                                        amd ryzen bitches get on our level

                                                                        • RDCST
                                                                          RDCST  4 weeks back

                                                                          At this time, 29/05/2019, the I5 8400 cost more than $200 and the Ryzen 5 2600 less than $150 in the same web page.

                                                                          • CosmicMicron
                                                                            CosmicMicron  4 weeks back

                                                                            Everyone is talking about some bullshit theoretical vulnerability. Can you explain to us how PRACTICALLY this is an issue to millions around the world that own HT CPUs?
                                                                            Trying to scare off people with bullshit accusations to boost AMD sales. That is how AMD is going to win the biggest piece of the cake this year not with better tech.

                                                                            Also can someone explain is simple terms how is the new 300USD 3600X SO MUCH BETTER than the 180USD 2600X?..... Is it 2x better? If not you are trying to sell bullshit to the people. AGAIN.
                                                                            AMD has put out the heavy youtuber budget this year. That is all i can tell from seeing all those videos lately...

                                                                            • Skeeter Ton
                                                                              Skeeter Ton  4 weeks back

                                                                              Oh boy looks like Linus needs to redo this video

                                                                              • MohdWahidi Rosni
                                                                                MohdWahidi Rosni  4 weeks back

                                                                                I think I played better. Haha. Good one Anthony!

                                                                                • Lemonade
                                                                                  Lemonade  4 weeks back

                                                                                  So the answer is "idk" lol

                                                                                  • Omar RObledo
                                                                                    Omar RObledo  4 weeks back

                                                                                    you forgot to mention not trashy integrated graphics.

                                                                                    • MrGrzech1991
                                                                                      MrGrzech1991  4 weeks back

                                                                                      n00bs intel single channel, amd dual channel... payed by amd...

                                                                                      • ilyas ily
                                                                                        ilyas ily  4 weeks back

                                                                                        It is not just The ""Budget"" Option only Now ....

                                                                                        • ZMacZ Furreh
                                                                                          ZMacZ Furreh  4 weeks back

                                                                                          Ryzen 5 2400G Apu @$139 + Mainboard @$50-70 (dependant on the amount of upgradables) + 16GB 3200 Mhz DDR4 @$100 + SSD 240GB NVMe @ $40 + 1TB Harddrive SATA $40 + Windows 10 OEM @ $50 or less..
                                                                                          Now you can game, although not at Ultra settings, and overall spare out $250 on ur budget.

                                                                                          Note: For APU users, make sure to switch the internal memory usage for the graphices to 4GB (not auto or less)
                                                                                          (It's THE most important setting in the whole system, since that's what the GPU will use..)
                                                                                          (Also, it's the reaso for the 3200Mhz memory => dependancy)

                                                                                          - currently doing assembly on this..

                                                                                          $400 in all for me (using used housing and 500W power supply)
                                                                                          :D

                                                                                          • ZMacZ Furreh
                                                                                            ZMacZ Furreh  4 weeks back

                                                                                            Wanna buy one ? :DDDD

                                                                                          • ZMacZ Furreh
                                                                                            ZMacZ Furreh  4 weeks back

                                                                                            Don't believe the stats on the APU graphics performance as is.
                                                                                            Most people don't switch the graphics memory to the 4GB fixed in the bios.
                                                                                            And they also don't use max speed memory.

                                                                                          • ZMacZ Furreh
                                                                                            ZMacZ Furreh  4 weeks back

                                                                                            Also, using 32GB Ram and skipping the NVMe SSD, you can opt for a RAMDRive,
                                                                                            which would then be 24GB, which could be used to store the virtual memory,
                                                                                            and in some cases to store the game you'd want to play. (tricky).
                                                                                            I install on the Ramdrive, and once installed, copy it back onto the HDD.
                                                                                            Upon boot, it refills the content with the install. (takes a little time),
                                                                                            but then ZOOM !!!..
                                                                                            However, this would cost still $60 more.. (x2 for the memory)

                                                                                        • abortionsrock
                                                                                          abortionsrock  4 weeks back

                                                                                          I'd love for an in depth SSD price to performance comparison.