The $700 Gaming PC Battle – AMD vs Intel

by birtanpublished on April 16, 2021

So last week we built a gaming pc for around $700 more specifically in intel gaming pc and a lot of you guys were disappointed by that because we didn't go with a risin config but if you pay close attention at the end of that video I mentioned how I was going to compare that Intel system to an AMD based system for about the same price to see what the performance differences are in gaming and some other tests I've picked my parts for AMD and I've ran my benchmarks and looking at those numbers it really is i opening and I think I've come up with a better conclusion so why don't we take a look at that but first a quick

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Lpx kit clocked at 26 66 megahertz the motherboard of choice was the azrog be 365 m phantom gaming 4 for storage I went with the silicon power a 85:12 gigabyte nvme SSD GP of choice was the EVGA gtx 1660 SC ultra and powering the entire hardware was the corsair CX 450 m power supply and all of this was enclosed inside the fantex p300 case the total cost of the system was around $700 when we bought them but around 692 when you include the mail-in rebates so we decided to put together an AMD Rison based PC for the exact same price and this is what we came up with the CP of

Choice is the Rison 5 2600 it features 6 cores 12 threads and it's unlocked which means we could overclock it slightly to see if it would make any difference plus it can be picked up for $118 which is $27 cheaper than the core i5 9400 f we decided to stick with the same memory kit from Corsair just to keep up with the price and for motherboard we went with the MSI be 450 tomahawk it's priced at 112 dollars which is $26 more compared the be 365 phantom gaming for from asrock generally be 450 motherboards are a bit pricier compared to be 365 or be

360 motherboards and the trade-off is that you actually get overclocking support with be 450 as well as more features and connectivity the remaining components are basically a copy and paste from the Intel build so that includes the SSD the power supply the graphics card and the case so after gathering price points from these two systems I gotta say they even out I'm sure you can replace the motherboard with something cheaper to bring down the cost and there are a million combinations that you can go with now please do keep in mind that the prices

That you're seeing here will likely not be the same when you're shopping around for another time for the exact same components because they do tend to fluctuate over time now some online retailers do tend to bundle the CPU and the motherboard in fact you could pick up an AMD p450 motherboard and an AMD processor for a really good deal and save some dollars and spend that budget towards potentially a better cooling solution or maybe a better graphics card now before I get into the performance results I do want to take this time to appreciate aim DS right

Stealth cooler that comes with a cpu it looks a lot and I mean a lot better than this ugly Intel stock only solution I mean the design on this Intel cooler has been the same for the past decade and that is unacceptable they better address this really fast and please no ketchup and mustard cables I also ran a noise test on both these colors to see which one does a better job with the acoustic performance and surprisingly the rate still does a better job and cooling the processor so that is definitely a bonus so here is a final indie build and I love the way how

It looks the stealth cooler really makes a world of difference if you were to ask me the tomahawk board also blends in with the case pretty well and all round I really can't complain about the system and now the moment that you've been waiting for performance how do these two CPU stack up with each other especially in gaming and other tasks well before I get to that I do want to mention that I did manage to overclock the Rison 5 2600 to 3 point 8 gigahertz on all course at one point 275 I don't really want to push it too high because these stock color isn't a robust cooling solution

For extreme overclocking now I did want to compare the Intel bill to three different settings on the MDP see because with Intel is just one setting in that is stock you really can't overclock the processor because it's locked it is kind of a bummer so the three different settings for the AMD build is basically stock and then stock with an overclocker faster memory speed and the overclocked rise in 520 600 with the faster memory kit I do want to emphasize that the price difference between the corsair 26 66 megahertz kit and be corsair 3000

Megahertz kid is only $3.00 starting with cinnamon chart 15 and r20 the risin 5 2600 takes the lead here over at the 90 400 F and that was expected given those extra threats however single core performance did take a hit because Intel was able to achieve higher clock speeds swapping the memory for a 3,000 megahertz kid didn't really do all that much however or economy 2600 did help improve performance across all of these tests as you can see with blender it shaped over 30 seconds which is pretty impressive cinnamon runs definitely get a boost

Including Geekbench as well but unfortunately single core performance is still not Indies strong suit compared to Intel that's just a way how it is and now on to the content creation side of things I actually decided to not run a dual epremier this time but instead utilize the DaVinci Resolve studio just because personally speaking I've ditched Adobe Premiere a really long time ago just because of the crazy glitches and all that kind of stuff that I've been experiencing with my personal system so ever since the switch to resolve it has been a flawless experience and what's

Surprising to me is that running resolve on both the AMD and Intel system was flawless I mean I did not experience stutters or crashes playback was absolutely smooth it rendered videos faster a lot faster than I thought and as you can see the core i5 CPU rendered our 10 minute 4k project to aged up to 65 in 6 minutes and 14 seconds or as the Rison 5 2600 took an extra 15 seconds to complete the render I know what you're thinking shouldn't the rise and CPB a lot faster because it has 6 cores and 12 threads and the Intel should be a lot slower cuz it doesn't have hyper

Threading well technically yes but I think I may have an explanation for this because as I was monitoring CPU utilization I noticed that the Intel CPU or cost significantly higher reaching four gigahertz on all six cores and utilizing 100% but with the rise in CPU all cores were not even boosting past 3.6 gigahertz and the utilization was not even reaching 90% it was around 80 to around 90% so that was something that I wanted to point out which is probably why there is a bit of a difference between the two but I mean that being

Said it is a close call and I just realized that you can actually edit video on both these systems can't really complain about them and now on to gaming I ran all of these benchmarks at 1080p and as you can see the majority of the games that I play favor the core i5 9400 F like Battlefield 1 overwatch far cry 5 & Warhammer 2 where honesty risin 5 2600 takes the slightest edge over Intel in apex legends and shadowed the Tomb Raider but it's nothing significant even overclocking the rise in CPU barely improved performance the new Hydra x-series from Corsair is a full water

Cooling ecosystem with transparent blocks for RGB goodness and built-in flow indicators with soft and heart tubing available and the full array of fittings so you can design the perfect loop for you hide your X by Corsair everything's linked below so the numbers really do speak for themselves and honestly guys I can't pick a winner between these two systems because they gave me an amazing gaming experience overall until I actually started benchmarking them I was able to tell which one was actually faster because Intel did take the lead in some titles

Then again aim D was not too far behind I didn't have an issue gaming on it I still had fun and I think that's the takeaway from this whole comparison because it's amazing that we have competition and it's great that we have all this vast selection of hardware that we can pick and choose and you know kind of build around with and I think that's a good thing I mean there's nothing wrong going with both these platforms it's all about having a good time I mean you just want to hop into a gameplay I mean sure you benchmark them just to make sure that your hardware is running

Right but you don't benchmark them every single time when you're playing in game you just want to get in and have some fun that being said I was surprised by the Core i5 processor and its performance with DaVinci results studio 16 just still six physical course actually do mean something now I'm not really sure what the story would be like when you switch over to Adobe Premiere because it doesn't have a GPS so that could certainly prolong the rendering time but if you look at something like blender the Rison definitely takes the edge over

Intel because those threads do come in handy and the difference is significant between the two so this this is certainly opened my eyes and it's been an interesting journey comparing both Intel and AMD and I'm glad that I did it because you know this is this is great it's just great let me know what you guys think about this comparison guys I mean which one would you pick in the comments down below I just want to know your thoughts about it in fact if you have any other combinations that you would perhaps like us trying actually if you want us to

Challenge ourselves to build something less than $500 I don't know maybe we should that'd be interesting thanks so much for watching guys make sure to check out some relevant content over here subscribe and hit that notification bell so that you don't miss out on a new video I me bro with hundra connects signing off and I'll talk to you guys in the next one

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