Why is AMD the Budget Option for Gamers?

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  • John deJong
    John deJong 13 hours ago

    With the accusations of built-in government spyware, it makes more sense to use AMD (Not sure if this is "Tin-Hat" or not). Then again, I'm a bit biased anyway for AMD products, because I've been using the CPUs for 20yrs. Had to do some creative cooling solutions back then for the Athlon chips. Man those were furnaces back then.

  • Benjamin Berrevoets
    Benjamin Berrevoets 15 hours ago

    Anthony really knows his stuff. Love videos that feature him. Great video guys!

  • Light Moe
    Light Moe 20 hours ago

    Let me introduce u gus to kristofree he will make a 300 dollar pc like a 800 dollar one

  • Vishal Yadav
    Vishal Yadav Day ago

    why would u buy an OC amd when intel costs the same performs the same and does not has the hassle of overclocking......also much stable system :P

  • Vaughan Lockett
    Vaughan Lockett Day ago

    AMD for sensible people on a budget.
    It’s all about bragging rights over your mates if your going intel .
    I have 30 years between my two PC builds so I needed some advice. I spent some time researching and listening to Linus’s you tube channel. Set a budget and stuck to it a little help from younger guys at work I built a desk top budget gaming pc for 600 Euros . It’s a absolute smasher and dose everything I want it to do .
    AMD 3i , Asus board 8 gb ram , budget case 500w ps 64gb pci card Samsung 500 storage 1050ti GC Three case fans . Quite as a mouse . I kick ass on WOW and WOT .
    Thanks Linus and your team.

  • musculita x
    musculita x Day ago

    Now I'm thinking 🤔... Would a Amd gaming pc of let's say £3000 be better than a Intel ? Someone let me know XD I'm curious

  • Oleg Baskakov
    Oleg Baskakov Day ago

    The truth is: gaming performance relies mostly on GPU... so you can compare AMD with a potato and still get parity.

  • Arvin B
    Arvin B 2 days ago

    Shocking. The market is efficient with sufficient competition. Econ 101.

  • Margo Parts
    Margo Parts 2 days ago

    Excellent comparison for a budget PC builder - Thanks!

  • Miguel Mayol
    Miguel Mayol 2 days ago

    mitigations=off (without internet) vs on in Manjaro Lignux with this same CPUs as now Intel is 40% worse after mitigations. Plus, of course, MS WOS and wine.

    Perhaps some games performance and video editing and rendering performance increases with Intel make worth to play - or render - wine - or Lignux native games or video editing software - offline and with mitigations=off, as it is 66% faster (60%x1.66=100) much more than any overclock

  • Sinclare
    Sinclare 3 days ago

    There's one thing wrong with intel, there boards. 1156, 2011...... Most people get what I mean. Amd cpu's does not require you to get new boards to keep up with there growth. I could be wrong.✌

  • Chocolate dragon
    Chocolate dragon 3 days ago

    I used a 2600x because you of the value. I own an i7-8700k as well. Both are fantastic

  • Rctk Radeon
    Rctk Radeon 3 days ago

    nice video.

  • GhostlyGhille
    GhostlyGhille 3 days ago +1

    talked about not needing cooling on intel proceeds to use A.I.O. lol

  • James Gray
    James Gray 4 days ago

    One of the best videos my family has watched from you.
    What if you were using a 590 graphics card. Would AMD perform better in some areas?

  • Ball Race
    Ball Race 4 days ago

    Intel is cheaper than amd.

  • Oakaxe
    Oakaxe 5 days ago

    Is the 750$ budget USD or CAD?

  • mariozeferino
    mariozeferino 5 days ago

    here's what I'd like to see: an explanation on Why my brand new Ryzen 7 2700 is twice slower than my extremely old I7 920 on Lumion rendering software. when it should be 3.5 faster. Ifeel like i am being scammed by AMD.

  • montyman montyman
    montyman montyman 5 days ago

    I lov my AMD

  • Kenshin Himura
    Kenshin Himura 5 days ago

    Yes AMD is for poor people

  • RockManDo KeeperOfTheStones

    Save a buck, get a bucket of regret.

  • Mike Mckay
    Mike Mckay 6 days ago

    This is just needlessly complicated
    Cases and PSUs work on both, so those could have been excluded especially as they don't impact performanceSo the "budget" could then have just been for drives, CPU, motherboard, cooler, ram and GPU but with a reflectively smaller budget and with an identical case and PSU being "assumed" for each build

  • matt karl
    matt karl 6 days ago

    I own both intel and AMD systems. For my most recent build (after years of not gaming) I went with AMD and I have no regrets. I have been an AMD fan since I was 14 when I built my first gaming system (33yo now) I am into this build for under 1k and not completely finished with it, however it is finished in the aspect of being a respectable gaming system.
    -ASUS Prime X470-Pro - $150
    -Ryzen 5 2400g - $150 (because I wanted to wait to buy a card - will prob upgrade to 7 2700 eventually)
    -Sapphire Nitro+ RX590 - $229
    -16GB Crucial tactical 3000mhz - $100 (will add another 16)
    -FSP HYDRO GE 550 - $75
    -Crucial MX500 1TB SSD - $120
    -Metallic Gear MG-NE510_SR01 Neo Series ATX Case Silver - $110
    ***Total $932
    I big part of the cost went into the aluminum and glass case which I forget exactly the cost but it was something like $110 and a 3 year warranty on all of the hardware. All things considered I still came in well under 1k and absolutely love the way the rig turned out.
    I am not a hardcore gamer by any means. I mostly just been playing Paladins with my g/f. With gfx maxed out the game is capping FPS solid at 175..which is totally overkill because I vsync 144hz.. but from the research I did prior to this build I should be able to see 60+fps max setting / 1080 on mostly any game that is out right now.

  • The Bo
    The Bo 6 days ago

    Double channel ram has a bigger impact on games than one could think. Comparing single channel 1bank 8GB vs 2x4GB could be not so fair. Maybe Comparing them the same ram config could show more differences

  • DaviT
    DaviT 6 days ago

    I wish that dude could loose weight... :-( Dude is talented we don't wanna loose you broand it would make a huge difference to your presentation look

  • Th3HotRed
    Th3HotRed 6 days ago

    why Ryzen Graphics card was not used?

  • I don’t know what my name should be

    I wanna see this video but for a 1000$ budget

  • IdDuncan
    IdDuncan 7 days ago

    Maybe add also a prductivity task load testing, Image, & Video édition etc... Just an idea to cover also multitasking behoavior

  • Dj Sharpe
    Dj Sharpe 8 days ago

    Try and match price to performance of this build... uk prices £1200 full build including monitor keyboard mouse...

    • Dj Sharpe
      Dj Sharpe 8 days ago

      Also keeping it aesthetically pleasing... certainly you can pick cheaper components... but would you really want that! What would you build for yourself with £1200 $1300???

  • AegisHyperon
    AegisHyperon 8 days ago

    Xeon is significantly cheaper than Epyc, easy choice if you want ECC

  • Brian Jobim Tan
    Brian Jobim Tan 8 days ago

    Would this work?
    Linus Tech Tips Challenge

    Component Selection Price

    AMD - Ryzen 7 1700X 3.4 GHz 8-Core Processor $169.88
    CPU Cooler

    Cooler Master - Hyper 212 RGB Black Edition 57.3 CFM CPU Cooler $36.99

    MSI - X370 GAMING PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard $111.98

    Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $72.89

    Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.40

    Western Digital - Blue 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $64.89
    Video Card

    MSI - Radeon RX 570 8 GB ARMOR OC Video Card $139.99

    Cooler Master - MasterBox Lite 5 ATX Mid Tower Case $49.99
    Power Supply

    Corsair - CX (2017) 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $49.89

  • SaltyScrubLord
    SaltyScrubLord 8 days ago

    Can ROG STRIX Z390-I GAMING, i know its not posible but can it use Ryzen 7 processor? i overheard some1 pairing it with it, and i coundlt find anywhere the answer. And i asume its a no but wtf are they doing then? and if it is posible, how?

  • Shokwavx
    Shokwavx 8 days ago

    I'd love to see this at different price points: $1000, $1500...

  • Михайло Заклецький

    650w? Really? :)))

  • Erick Harianto
    Erick Harianto 9 days ago +1

    Strange I tried to build all new pc...AMD is way cheaper for entry-med level PC build, I did a performance and price research

  • Vert343
    Vert343 9 days ago

    The other thing useful on AMD based systems, I could chuck a Ryzen 3 3300x in my current 1300x motherboard without a problem,
    I couldnt chuck an Intel i3-9100 into a 7100's mobo with just a bios upgrade

  • Vert343
    Vert343 9 days ago +3

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

    • Vert343
      Vert343 2 days ago

      +Divine Elite Then go ahead and buy it, it will get better performance, by a little, but not twice the performance by any means

    • Divine Elite
      Divine Elite 3 days ago

      I pReFEr thE £1000 0pti0n 1!1!1

  • John E
    John E 9 days ago

    My $1000 AMD build is just as fast as my girlfriend's intel and nvidia build. And costs $600 less..I actually bave better performance when Im multitasking because of the 6 cores and 12 threads of the ryzen 2600 paired with the 16 gigs of 3200 RAM.

  • Yeets In Blyat
    Yeets In Blyat 9 days ago

    I’ll save ya 12 minutes. It’s because they provide similar performance in the low and mid range, for a good bit less.

  • You Don't Need To Know Sh!t

    i am poor i stuck with my i3 6100 and gtx 960 :D

  • Evan Gangle
    Evan Gangle 10 days ago

    yeah but you can get the r3 1200 on newegg for $80 and that creams anything intel has to offer at that price.

  • sKyRyu
    sKyRyu 10 days ago +1

    I hate when someone goes like intel totally suck..
    Not worth it..
    Amd is better.. Intel suck..
    I personally bought a pc in late 2012-13ish.a i5 3rd gen.. And it is still freaking working right now... It sometimes have load pressure and lag a bit... But It is old AF....
    I think if u got a pretty good budget.. Then intel is one of beat..
    But budget pc amd is ruling rn

  • Tobias Stamenkovic
    Tobias Stamenkovic 10 days ago

    Was "allmost" interesting... Would have loved to see both rigs with a 1660, and figure how much additional goodness you get from the CPU side of things.
    I mean, if your looking for sort ofa game console replacement that was actually not bad, but alot of us arent just interested in gaming performance "only".
    You see, when half my cores and clogged up by some VM running in the background etc i DO care for them cores and RAM. Oh the sweet RAM... :P

  • John Doe
    John Doe 10 days ago

    What would life had been like if Cyrix lived.

    CRAZY TV 10 days ago

    Im using Ryzen 3 2200g with 8gb DDR4 dual channel ram without a dedicated GPU still I can play most of the modern titles without any issues.Its great APU if your budget is low

  • Rajesh Mandal
    Rajesh Mandal 11 days ago

    No you are wrong it's all about money.. if i had lot's of money i m not buying shit to play Games 🤦😂

  • dapper mole-rat
    dapper mole-rat 11 days ago +2

    Please focus more on CPU heavy tasks, games rely too much on GPU performance.

    CSHARP 11 days ago

    Find them.. SURP-RYZEN!!!!

  • Edward Aquilina
    Edward Aquilina 12 days ago

    Can you please redo this test with high end parts?

  • Houze
    Houze 12 days ago

    This would be more fun to watch if it was used parts off of ebay.

  • ravenwda007
    ravenwda007 12 days ago

    My i7 3770k 4.4ghz is still going strong. Might go amd in a year or two

  • Rami Bos
    Rami Bos 12 days ago +3

    New title: is AMD more consumer friendly?
    - cheaper processors
    - cheaper motherboards
    - good cooler included with the most processors
    - all unlocked
    - years long chipset support for future upgrades
    AMD lacks a bit in IPC but all we "poor" folks need is 60-100FPS so no need for more than 4Ghz.

    • Vert343
      Vert343 9 days ago

      AMD also has backwards compaitibility from Ryzen 3000 to 1000 series motherboards and the other way around, making it even more pro-consumer

  • F A T A L - T λ C O
    F A T A L - T λ C O 13 days ago

    Yeah as an AMD owner, I am a bit on the poor side. And I am happy!

  • Mathew Leonard
    Mathew Leonard 14 days ago +3

    why the hell would you do a budget of 750 before taxes and shipping ? everybody is going to have to pay for that

  • bafare25
    bafare25 14 days ago +1

    I've been using AMD for 18 years and I'm not poor.

  • jonzuk
    jonzuk 14 days ago

    Who's the guy with Linus does he have his own channel

  • Warsun
    Warsun 15 days ago

    Its at times like this i wonder if they even know AMD exist. Look. pcpartpicker.com/list/F2MNdX

  • Art None
    Art None 15 days ago +1

    In Russia amd 1.5 times cheaper than intel, and u can buy oem

    • Ulaş DOĞAN
      Ulaş DOĞAN 11 days ago

      And just by paying 500 rubles more you can get a decent cooler like Gammaxx 400, instead of using stock cooler.

  • Zoltoks
    Zoltoks 15 days ago

    I love my i5 8400 :D

  • Yusuf Sulaiman
    Yusuf Sulaiman 15 days ago

    The value I believe is not in the gaming for AMD. I would choose Intel over AMD if I want to create a gaming PC only. Period.
    But, if you have other things that you have to do with your pc such as video editing or programming and occasionally gaming, I would choose AMD over Intel.

    • Rane MstSage
      Rane MstSage 13 days ago

      With Ryzen, AMD is great for gaming, they have come along way.

  • Generic Scottish Channel

    I like the physical representation of the 2 with their laptops.

  • Judge Dredd
    Judge Dredd 16 days ago

    5:52 incompatible issues ??? what was wrong?

  • BroToPro
    BroToPro 16 days ago

    for me intel is only good if you can get like a 6th-7th gen system that's used for very cheap

  • Renato Lizardo
    Renato Lizardo 17 days ago

    You gotta buy the monitor though, gsync is way more expensive than freesync monitors.

  • Michael Davies
    Michael Davies 17 days ago

    First world problems aye , I wanna buy 3rd gen ryzen but I love intel

  • Dor .Eilon
    Dor .Eilon 17 days ago +3

    I would love to see a video like a 1500$ price

    • Dor .Eilon
      Dor .Eilon 17 days ago

      *a video like this for 1500$

  • wizardmole
    wizardmole 17 days ago

    I use AMD, and I can agree its for poor people XD

  • wizardmole
    wizardmole 17 days ago +1

    Ive been using an Athlon 200ge paired with a 1050 ti, and it does the job, for the price that is..

  • twertygo
    twertygo 18 days ago

    I'd like to see a mid range graphics cards performance

  • Bloodk
    Bloodk 18 days ago

    Honestly I think you should've benchmarked inside a case instead of a test bench since temperatures and airflow can play a huge role in a budget build like this.

    • Thino Kemell
      Thino Kemell 17 days ago

      there's not much difference, if the case has well planed good airflow then it can actually outperform an open air test bench but i do agree that the airflow can play a big role but it's a simple thing to avoid bad flow

  • Qta
    Qta 18 days ago

    my overclocked 4770k is laughing at every AMD CPU.

  • xterva PC
    xterva PC 19 days ago

    that won't happen in my case with 500 dollar budget

  • Earls jr Computer
    Earls jr Computer 19 days ago

    i like intel better support in windows

  • Timothy Girdwood
    Timothy Girdwood 19 days ago

    Was he limited to Nvidia for some reason? He could have bought a vega 56 ($299) with that $40 left he had on his budget.

  • Raptore eninefour
    Raptore eninefour 19 days ago

    How much for an Anthony?

  • Splash _CSC
    Splash _CSC 20 days ago

    So do a video where you have 70 dollars in your pocket at the 10th of the month! For food water and to live off! Then buy a computer from some stupid used place! Wheres there some real important parts missing! Reality bro! Love your content! have a good one! Peace!

  • Nmotsch idontwannagivemyrealname

    "So that means I don't need a cooler anymore"
    Intel stock coolers, eww

  • Javier Godoy
    Javier Godoy 21 day ago

    For CPU go for ryzen they are the best For GPU go for nvidia a 256 bits Will be good

  • Robert King
    Robert King 22 days ago

    Seriously? 6 cores at half the clock speed is comparable? In what universe???

  • Not Given
    Not Given 22 days ago

    I'd like to see you guys do an analysis like this but for a Linux server build (nothing having to do with gaming, nor with video performance in general). I'd like to build some servers to use in-house (on-premises) to experiment with developing fast (no Internet-related speed restrictions) shared database applications and for other things that I don't want to have deployed in the cloud. Reliability and storage redundancy would be very important, whereas, CPU performance wouldn't be. A discussion of RAID controller options as well as JBOD controller options would be very nice also, as would issues pertaining to disk drive choices. Slower cooler-running and quiet drives would be my choice over louder, hotter-running, high-RPM drives.

  • Andrew Davis
    Andrew Davis 24 days ago

    A good cooler might let the 8400 stay closer to its 4ghz boost clock for longer

  • MyFestivus
    MyFestivus 24 days ago

    AMD has always been for the "budget minded".

  • M Z W N
    M Z W N 25 days ago

    Can you make budget gaming pc amd r5 2600? And rx580? Plsssss

  • Wut
    Wut 26 days ago

    Well amd is much better and cheaper and I play amd supported games

    PERIODIC TABLE 27 days ago

    All hail the PC Master Race! Whether you're a fan of intel or AMD.

  • Nanta
    Nanta 27 days ago

    That AMD rig is almost the same as mine

    SAYAM.S SANGHVI 27 days ago


  • foosfighter
    foosfighter 27 days ago

    no SSD is a fail build

  • Matthew Friedley
    Matthew Friedley 28 days ago

    Hey guys. I love your channel. I'm clueless when it comes to what to get for a computer gaming build. What would you suggest for around 500 to 600 dollars. (American) dont know where to start other than just checking out PC part picker and watch a lot of videos on builds. Thanks.

  • Broken Piano Tunes
    Broken Piano Tunes 28 days ago

    Just finished building my friends PC with an Ryzen 5 QED it runs smoother than my i5 8th gen build, not faster, just smoother in game.

  • Wade Carlson
    Wade Carlson 28 days ago

    Overclocking doesn't get you much... The i58400 route would beat the amd hands down

  • Wade Carlson
    Wade Carlson 28 days ago +1

    The i5 8400 beats most amd chips in gaming and it's super cheap... You can get an Intel motherboard cheap that runs the i5 8400... No reason to spend more on amd lol

    FORS4TAN 29 days ago

    5-10% is still a benefit. Benefits not the logo win.

  • Benjamin Frost
    Benjamin Frost 29 days ago

    Do this again for AMD vs Nvidia graphics

  • vmws
    vmws 29 days ago

    What about a ryzen5 2600 and a gtx 1060

  • Jonathan Padron
    Jonathan Padron 29 days ago

    Just built my first pc with more or less the best I could’ve bought 2080, 9900k, 360mm cooler. I’m planning on doing a cool cheap build in the future so I wanna go the amd route and build a good rig for maybe 500$

  • Antti Tolamo
    Antti Tolamo Month ago

    There is also TOC. Intel has bit harder upgrade path for CPU's and motherboard than AMD. Costs more as you may need to change motherboard if you get new Intel CPU. If both are close otherwise it makes more sense to buy AMD as it gives you more options to upgrade.

  • MIke M
    MIke M Month ago +1

    You are building a budget air cooled pc and you are worried about overclocking lol.

  • Rné S.
    Rné S. Month ago

    Ryzen 7 3700x or i7 9700k for gaming ?

  • Shaun Anderson
    Shaun Anderson Month ago

    Where was that cooler on the AMD price list? Bullshit.