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No frills budget build. Looks ok

What are you using it for and what resolution

The board has very little overclocking and the memory has no XMP settings
 
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No frills budget build. Looks ok

What are you using it for and what resolution

The board has very little overclocking and the memory has no XMP settings
1440 x 900.
 

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In all honesty, it would be 45$ well spent in the long run.
I don't mind the $45 more, it will be an upgrade from an AMD x3 450 unlocked b50.
 

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I don't mind the $45 more, it will be an upgrade from an AMD x3 450 unlocked b50.
Yea the 2 core 4 thread CPU's are very good. I had a 2120 for a while and it was quite surprising when gaming on a 6950.
 
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In all honesty, Trinity would be a better build... A10-5800K is only $129 and will stomp on the i3 2105
 

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In all honesty, Trinity would be a better build...
Bad info here. Post some CPU to CPU performance using a discrete card if you can find any that beat the I3 in gaming tests.
 
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Bad info here. Post some CPU to CPU performance using a discrete card if you can find any that beat the I3 in gaming tests.
With the same GPU(7770), Trinty A10-5800K stomps on the i3-2120. I reviewed the A10-5800K against the 3220... Did you review anything? You giving bad info. I actually own both CPU's. I will be happy to perform benchies for you.
 

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With the same GPU(7770), Trinty A10-5800K stomps on the i3-2120. I reviewed the A10-5800K against the 3220... Did you review anything?
Every review I have seen favors the I3 series chips with a discrete card.


 
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We could play with select benchmarks all day. I will be happy to run a quick benchmark suite at home. Processor and Gaming.
Bottom line is that you are the only one arguing this. Plenty of other reviewers would favor the I3 if used with a GPU.

 
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Bottom line is that you are the only one arguing this. Plenty of other reviewers would favor the I3 if used with a GPU.
Like I said. I have a 3220 and a A10-5800K. I will run processor scores and some gaming.... Please provide the link for the review you posted. Multi threading, A10-5800K will stomp the 2120
 

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I am sure they did not use 13.2 Beta drivers in the testing. Ever think of that?
What would 13.2 betas have to do with a CPU to CPU test not using onboard video?

Discrete GPU Gaming Performance
Although likely not the target market for someone buying a Trinity APU, we looked at performance of AMD's latest APU when paired with a high-end discrete GPU. The end result is a total loss for Trinity. If you're going to use processor graphics Trinity is a clear winner, but if you plan on pairing the APU with a high end discrete GPU you're much better off with the Core i3 3220.

Anandtechs review

EVEN IN THERE CONCLUSION!!!!

The big exception to all of this is high-end gaming performance. If you're planning on pairing a beefy GPU with a cheap CPU, you're much better off going with Intel than AMD at this point. Single threaded performance is still far too important to most gaming workloads for the recommendation to be anything different.



 
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Brandon, they used a 6870 vs. 560 in one of your links. Did you look? Keep pulling. I will post some benchmarks later. The 2120 is NOT the 3220 BTW.
 

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one again brandon shows his hate against AMD and love for intel. lol. its getting a bit old now brandon.


for 500$ trinity build would be good. he can add another card to cfx with the onboard.
 
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one again brandon shows his hate against AMD and love for intel. lol. its getting a bit old now brandon.


for 500$ trinity build would be good. he can add another card to cfx with the onboard.
Das. I will re test with the same hardware... A10-5800K vs 3220..... When I get home..... When I did the review, I just benched with no GPU..... brandon acts like he actually tested them... LOL
 

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I am sure they did not use 13.2 Beta drivers in the testing. Ever think of that? LOL. What GPU did they use? Need more info...
Well Brandon has given 3 proofs to back his part of argument, we have seen none of yours, so why don't you look for some proofs (internet, self generated, projections from AMD, etc) and come back so we can have a proper argument? :)

That said, I think we should take a long hard look at FX4300 if the mobo+4300 is cheaper than the mobo+2105, benchmarks gives them a close call (one edges over the other depending on game), but overclocked the FX4300 is pretty capable for other tasks too.

Proof: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/gaming-processor-frame-rate-performance,review-32628-9.html
 

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one again brandon shows his hate against AMD and love for intel. lol. its getting a bit old now brandon.


for 500$ trinity build would be good. he can add another card to cfx with the onboard.
LOL DDD, no just no. I show love for the faster system. Yes the 5800K makes for a nice HTPC and does OC nicely but the intel is the faster and maybe not by much but it still is the faster. Also it has a larger upgrade path (2500K/2600K/2700K/3570K/3770K) than the 5800K since its already the highest CPU in the FM2 range.

Once again DDD, I own 3 other AMD systems as crunchers so do not think I hate AMD.
 
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Well Brandon has given 3 proofs to back his part of argument, we have seen none of yours, so why don't you look for some proofs (internet, self generated, projections from AMD, etc) and come back so we can have a proper argument? :)

That said, I think we should take a long hard look at FX4300 if the mobo+4300 is cheaper than the mobo+2105, benchmarks gives them a close call (one edges over the other depending on game), but overclocked the FX4300 is pretty capable for other tasks too.

Proof: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/gaming-processor-frame-rate-performance,review-32628-9.html
Can you F'in read. I am going to pit them up against each other later.
 

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Can you F'in read. I am going to pit them up against each other later.
Cursing at a MOD will get you no were proving a point.

Das. I will re test with the same hardware... A10-5800K vs 3220..... When I get home..... When I did the review, I just benched with no GPU..... brandon acts like he actually tested them... LOL
I never once said I tested them. I said going by almost all the reviews on the 5800K, WHEN USED WITH A DISCRETE GPU IT IS WISE TO GO WITH INTEL.