Why is AMD the Budget Option for Gamers?

  • Published on:  3/13/2019
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  • LODE (Mar 13, 2019)

    Regardless of how you feel about AMD. They forced Intel to better themselves. Everyone wins, we got options!

  • Dennis Pietrandrea (23 hours ago)

    +Eric Glaeser clock speed doesn't equal good single core performance alone. A 3.9Ghz Ryzen CPU would destroy the FX series of CPUs so definitely not worth buying.

  • Dennis Pietrandrea (23 hours ago)

    +Rudy Sal 14 the 9900k is not effected by these vulnerabilities so eat me.

  • bassblaster505 (Mar 14, 2019)

    title change, it was*Is AMD for Poor People?*

  • Marian Valjasek (2 days ago)

    +Ultra Intel is for fool people because its more hard to make a AMD rig which will be great one in performance.

  • Emmanuel Gallardo (Apr 23, 2019)

    No it's not poor, it's for wise users

  • jarrett maltry (Mar 14, 2019)

    Here when It was called "is AMD for POOR people!?"

  • BoHjalmarGames  (May 2, 2019)

    +DamageIncM It isn't for poor people because it's cheaper.

  • lk7496 (Mar 14, 2019)

    Why is AMD the Budget Option for Gamers?Because their stuff cost less.

  • Programming Patel (Apr 21, 2019)

    lk7496 lol he took your title

  • bogdan TNT (Apr 10, 2019)

    We should be like "The more you know 💫"

  • ImaITman (Mar 18, 2019)

    Please do more of these at different price points. This was a GREAT video

  • Henry M (Mar 22, 2019)

    Could have been better, since two important points were missed... the Intel B360 mobo can only run up to 2666mHz ram, while the AMD A320 does 3200mHz.Also, AMD ryzen is less effected by Spectre, Meltdown (etc) and the resultant mitigations now in use. if the two builds were actually built and run head to head, with 2666 and 3200mHz ram, who knows...

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  • Spencer Reynolds (Mar 16, 2019)

    Do a $500 limited build. It's more realistic for entry level gamers.

  • Shawn Michael Scott (2 days ago)

    ryzen 3 1200 + rx 570

  • shadow (2 days ago)

    for 420$ i got a 200ge at 4 ghz 8 gb of ram and a 4gb rx550

  • Zaphod Beeblebrox (Mar 15, 2019)

    In a budget of $500 or less, AMD would completely destroy Intel.

  • Falhaind Rubin (5 days ago)

    hey man suggest me that build, thanks!

  • AA G (6 days ago)

    Sorry I might not want a ching Chong chip

  • maevian (Mar 18, 2019)

    Intel prices are pretty reasonable in the US, The difference in price between intel and AMD is way bigger in europe

  • SparklMastr (6 days ago)

    And Canada

  • Wut (Apr 30, 2019)

    In my country they ignore amd fr

  • Vert343 (4 days ago)

    Intel top CPU in the UK: £500-1000AMD top CPU in the UK: £300-500