Tag: CPU

Between Intel and AMD

If you are building your own computer it might seem like a no-brainer when it comes to choosing your CPU. The CPU is your computer processing unit and is truly the brain of your computer responsible for the fast movement of data and tasks.

So what’s the no-brainer? If I’m building a computer I’m heading to Intel, right? Not so fast. AMD also fits the needs of gamers quite well.

It is an industry given that Intel makes the fastest processors on Earth. But while that factor is huge AMD has made a positive impression on the gaming community with lower process prices and near Intel performance.

If you are building a computer both Intel and AMD is user-friendly and can be tweaked. In the current market, both AMD and Intel processor technology should remain where it is for next few years at least. So don’t worry about your processor going obsolete tomorrow.

When looking at new processors for your gaming computer build, keep your eyes on gigahertz (GHz). A gaming computer, which needs to handle multiple assignments quickly can function at 2.5GHz but for optimal performance should be in the 3.5GHz plus range. Top of the line gaming computers usually achieve a 4.0GHz output.

Also, the more multiple CPU cores, the better for gaming. If budget is a concern, for your money you are going to get fewer cores with Intel options and more with AMD. With that said, though, Intel cores are more efficient so it might be apples to apple decision.

All the top Intel and AMD processors are in that sweet spot 4.0GHz output with multi cores. They range in price from around $70 to over $300 depending on a number of cores and the GHz output.

It’s hard to beat Intel, but I wouldn’t dread using an AMD processor for gaming if it meets all my needs and falls within my budget.

The most modern Intel processors are the Intel Pentium G3258, Intel Core i54690K and the Intel Core i74790K.

On the AMD side of the ledger look out for the AMD Athlon X4 860K, AMD FX 6300, AMD FX 8320, AMD FX 8350 or the AMD FX 9590.

The ultimate winner for gaming in the Intel-AMD battle?

You be the judge of that!

Do your research in building your gaming computer and you will gain the knowledge of each hardware component.

 

Tips Before Buying a Laptop or Desktop Computer

From the beginning to now, computers have always been a part of our life. People use them for different purposes in their day to day life. In today’s busy life, it is almost impossible for us to pass a day without a computer as they are involved with almost every single task.

Particularly, there are two types of computers. One is a desktop which means the normal, usual computers and the other one is laptops which are actually portable computers. Though the demands for laptops are growing day by day, but the need of desktop computers will always be there. Laptop computers won’t be able to replace desktops completely as desktops are more comfortable to use and they are reliable for powerful works.

Things to Consider

If you are thinking of purchasing a desktop computer or a laptop, then there some things you need to decide first. In other words, you need to take the decision according to your needs.

Think of your Requirements

Firstly, you need to ask yourself that what you actually need. If you want reliability and hardcore performance, then go for a desktop. But if you are a moving person and you want portability with performance, then go for a laptop. So, first decide what is your demands and what do you actually need.

Budget

After deciding which is right for you, the second most important thing is budget. Because this is the thing in which all the other facts depend on. So, first decide your budget and then go for a choice between the ranges of your budget.

If you are going for a Laptop

If you have decided to go for a laptop, then there are some consideration facts before you make the purchase. The 3 major facts are:

1. Size

2. Specs

3. Battery Life

Size

The size of a laptop is the first thing to consider. Decide what display size you want and what should be the size of the actual laptop.

Specs

Specifications are the second most important thing. It includes processor, ram, hard disk, motherboard, etc. Go for the best specs that suit your requirements.

Battery life

As laptops are portable so they have a limited battery life. Some laptops offer a medium battery life and some offer heavy battery life. But they make some compromises according to price range.

If you are going for a Desktop

Desktop computers are more reliable and comfortable to use in various places. But they are not portable. They are perfect for power users and for users who wants better performance. But if you are thinking of purchasing a desktop, here are the things you need to consider.

1. Hardware

2. Software

1. Hardware

The hardware segment includes parts such as a monitor, keyboard, sound boxes, CPU and other parts. Choose all these parts according to your budget.

2. Software

Choose the OS platform you want to work on. There are different OS platforms such as Windows, Mac OS, Linux etc.