Working out a gaming build, AMD or Intel?
I have been comparing parts for a few days now, I'm trying to plan out the best gaming build. I haven't been in the loop for a good 4 years now so I'm finding it a little more difficult than I used to. My main concern obviously is what graphics card and processor to get. I'm pretty much set on going for Nvidia, I'm thinking of going for the GTX 780. It seems like the best for performance and price balance. From what I have looked at I could pay double for a Titan and not really get much difference in performance. (Any input here would be great)
But now to my main concern. I was pretty much just looking into Intel processors. But I've done some more looking and had a look at trying to see what is suggested for the cheapest but best gaming build capable of playing recent titles (AC: Black Flag, Thief, Crysis 3 [Maybe not on max spec, but still high] etc.) This is when I started looking at AMD processors and I've become incredibly confused.
I'm in the UK, so I'm going to talk in Pounds Sterling. I could purchase either of the following:
AMD FX8350 Black Edition 8 Core Processor (4.0/4.2GHz, 8MB Level 3 Cache, 8MB Level 2 Cache, Socket AM3+, 125W, Retail Boxed)
Intel Core i7 4770K Quad Core Retail CPU (Socket 1150, 3.50GHz, 8MB, Haswell, 84W, Intel Graphics, BX80646I74770K, 4th Generation Intel Core, Turbo Boost Technology 2.0)
Can someone please clear up for me, what truly is the better option, what I am paying for, and... just why can I purchase AMD 8 core processors for such a cheap price when the latest Intel 6 Core would cost me £1000?