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Marketing and Prejudice Get the Better of Consumers with PC Processors: Test

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I've learned from experience that AMD seems to gimp the Intel systems somehow. In previous tests, in partitular the IE9 WebGL tests, they used slower RAM on the Intel machines. In this case, they used the highest-end chipset available for the AMD rig, and a mid-range chipset for the Intel rig. Who knows what else they could have skimped on.
 
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In previous tests, in partitular the IE9 WebGL tests, they used slower RAM on the Intel machines.
Do you happen to have a link to a source/info/that test (not doubting, just want to look it over myself)?
 
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Sorry, I had a look around, but I can't find it. It was a good few years ago now.
 

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i've done LAN events where it was blind tested with other users rigs, and people can never tell. its usually about the peripherals, unless there is some drastic hardware change - crossfire vs single GPU, and so on.
That's what I'm getting at. Saying the AMD feels faster is BS. They should feel the same in games.

The only exceptions to that would be a bug of some sort on either setup, or the Intel would feel faster in the cases where a game is only borderline smooth on an Intel rig, as in those rare cases the couple of fps the AMD is behind would be noticeable. Other than those 2 rare instances, they should pretty much feel the same. (Only in games, of course)
 
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That's what I'm getting at. Saying the AMD feels faster is BS. They should feel the same in games.

The only exceptions to that would be a bug of some sort on either setup, or the Intel would feel faster in the cases where a game is only borderline smooth on an Intel rig, as in those rare cases the couple of fps the AMD is behind would be noticeable. Other than those 2 rare instances, they should pretty much feel the same. (Only in games, of course)
I still think it's that. In the SS I think I see BF3 on the screen, HTing doesn't play nice with high-end video cards in BF3. My friend has a GTX580 and i7-950 (I think) and was getting really bad Micro Stuttering with HTing on. Once he turned it off the game was running smooth as silk. If they did something like that, they would know people would find it less enjoyable, and technically they aren't fudging the tests (both stock setups after all) but people would have less fun playing on a system with terrible Micro Stutter.
 
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