Is AMD a Good Option in 2018??

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Comments • 9 374

  • High Desert Exile
    High Desert Exile 23 hours ago

    daily hygiene not likely

  • DumDum
    DumDum Day ago

    if you get 40 fps on ultra average in any of the latest game it means you are good to go if you are not making a living out of playing games. 1080p High setting with 60ghz monitor mean you will get a steady 60fps and the game will still look great you don't need more to enjoy it. Watching a movie on 8k and watching the movie on 1080p doesn't make a movie better or worse if a movie is crap or good it will be crap and good in both resolution.This is kind of same battle like Iphone vs Android phones , yea iphone is in most cases much more faster in benchmarks but none of us will take advantage of the speed for whatever you use you phone, unless you are using you 24/7 multitasking and shit and you are to lazy to push and swipe and close a background app even thou you using your phone all day i guess you need to rethink your life choices.

  • sajjad pirsabahi

    I'm not poor but in Iran prices are so fucking high

  • Rory Nell
    Rory Nell Day ago

    not really a fair comparison to just compare the top end of both lineups u need to compare pricing to performance across the board really to show whether blue or red is better for gaming.

  • Kadin Noe
    Kadin Noe Day ago

    2019 gang like if ur in 2019 gang

  • Bork The Swedish Chef

    Why is dollar shaveclub 5 bux to join? Should it nit be one dollar?

  • Ayden Smith
    Ayden Smith 2 days ago

    Save 100 bucks potentially get a better graphics card or whatever so amd is much better considering the performance difference

  • Trickz_43
    Trickz_43 2 days ago

    I got an i7 6700k and want to upgrade to ryzen 7 2700x due to be able to stream and play R6 at the same time because of the extra cores

  • Kingsthrone
    Kingsthrone 2 days ago

    FPS / TDP have been the numbers I have looked for the last 20 years building PCs. 15-20 years ago AMD crushed Intel in those aspects, hands down. But since around 12 years it has been only Intel for me.

  • FanStalin Gibs
    FanStalin Gibs 4 days ago

    What if I stream video games, record games and use premiere pro to edit lets play footage?

  • lil Pæňuť
    lil Pæňuť 4 days ago +1

    3:00 hear that?

  • MexiMex13
    MexiMex13 4 days ago

    Broke boys for life baby! DGK all day

  • Jim Clyton
    Jim Clyton 5 days ago

    Hey guys im building my own pc but im not sure about the grafica card if i should ya me amd or nvidia need help my monitor have freesync

  • bui quocphu
    bui quocphu 6 days ago

    When I come to think that AMD is releasing their third gen Ryzen processors I just feel like that's what's worth my money. Same price for I3 with 6 cores.Heck yeah.Really think that AMD is going to overtake Intel unless Intel got some secret technology they are concealing binding their time to drop it. Hope that bomb from Intel is going to be cheap, though, I'm not such a rich guy.

  • SqpS TeRRoR
    SqpS TeRRoR 6 days ago

    If you do the math on how much more you pay for those extra 7-10 fps then 1 fps costs alot of money

  • lcycooI
    lcycooI 6 days ago

    Why argue so much? Our net decisions as buyers still obey statistical laws and economics principles. Classic economics says people "mindlessly" optimise for max utility, but that always presumes having the biggest picture in mind. Chasing fps as the sole metric of utility is actually being tunnel-visioned into the smallest picture possible.

  • DamageIncM
    DamageIncM 6 days ago

    But I AM a poor man...

  • Madflame
    Madflame 7 days ago

    Intel goldiggers

  • Rodney Raccoon
    Rodney Raccoon 7 days ago

    3k dislikes by intel lemmings

  • fdjw88
    fdjw88 7 days ago

    ryzen MB is a plus too, as of now many AMD MB already support 3rd gen ryzen, and many thinks that they will even support 4th gen Ryzen. but with intel, those MB support 2 gens at max. so if 2 years down the road you want to upgrade your PC, with AMD you just swap the old with the new, but with intel, the entire MB

  • MMK
    MMK 8 days ago

    Thank you for the Corgi butts! Was not planning on finishing the video but that changed my mind! 😅

  • Harry Emmott
    Harry Emmott 8 days ago

    *Hears Linus mention sponsor* "Well, I'm just gonna press 'L' a couple of times..."

  • Tortoise_Maniac
    Tortoise_Maniac 8 days ago

    It's 2019, this video is irrelevant

  • CurtisCroweThePhotoPro

    Well intel sold the same re-branded CPU for like 4 generations soo...Yeah AMD was going to eventually going to catch up. We should give them a participation prize.

  • Bogart Gaming & Tech

    Is anyone experienced with ryzen 2000 series cpus in x370 motherboards? I have a bit of an issue on my hands
    Specially MSI X370 SLU Plus
    Ryzen 5 2600
    Samsung 960 Evo nvme SSD (has win 10 installed and legit. However it's an installation from my old fx-8370 machine I don't have anymore but it's a working SSD I also bought new awhile back)
    2 sticks of 8gb hyperx fury 2666mhz (same exact sticks. Just bought individually a couple days apart. Didn't expect to get dual sticks so soon)
    EVGA 450w power supply (will be replaced soon. Was not intending on putting any of these parts with it. 850w will come in a few weeks)
    (Testing card)
    MSI AMD Radeon r7 260x OC 2GB GDDR5
    (intended permanent card. Haven't tested with this setup yet due to poor power supply. But it's a known working card. I bought it new before they announced the RTX series and Volta was up in the air for consumer variants)
    Ok now that your know the setup

    I power the Mobo on with the screwdriver method (not installed in case yet. Case got here today) the Radeon fan jerks once stops and spins up and stays revved up. CPU fan revs up fine no jerking light strip lights and stays lit. No video signal no post and no beeps

    JHMVC 9 days ago


  • Hari Kane
    Hari Kane 9 days ago

    Always Team Red....

  • Miomir Knezevic
    Miomir Knezevic 9 days ago

    What about this test : Money spend on Intel vs that same amount of money spend on Amd ?

  • J C
    J C 9 days ago

    its always about the cpu... ask any big render farm

  • aliwalyd3 lol
    aliwalyd3 lol 10 days ago

    Hey! I am saving up to building a PC with a budget of $1200 (about $800 with all sales, only buying parts on sale). I wanna save a bit. Are there any annoyances or inconveniences on an and processor compared to an Intel processor? I am curious and I don't want to buy something then not like it. By annoyances I mean some games not working or they get low framerates no matter what GPU I use. Please, someone tell me.

  • Yaroglekk
    Yaroglekk 10 days ago +22

    Roses are red.
    AMD is red.
    I am red.
    Evrything is red.

  • KrugisaXD
    KrugisaXD 10 days ago

    higher is better :)

  • Crystal Gami
    Crystal Gami 10 days ago

    If the gpus company start facing intel it'll be amazing intel keep rising the price of their cpus and have a small difference between them I could save up and get better gpu rams or anything else also if nivida de their own cpu intel will be in great danger they'll have their own gpu and cpu in the same device then compare them with the gtx's

  • Yoav Aizic
    Yoav Aizic 10 days ago +1

    Amd=high tech less price intel= a lot of low tech staff what makes it cost more but hey no1 care r benchmark is better and there is a lot of rich kids in the world

  • -Aiko54-
    -Aiko54- 10 days ago

    Short answer: yes.

  • Fu11Meta1A1
    Fu11Meta1A1 10 days ago

    1:44 I was watching in a dark room and the screen tilt made me think my phone was possessed

  • Saif Chowdhury
    Saif Chowdhury 11 days ago

    I love my Ryzen 5

  • Kesateria Matahari
    Kesateria Matahari 11 days ago

    nah man, the question should be will Intel be a good option in 2019?

    GT FURY 11 days ago


  • chelsea
    chelsea 11 days ago

    I’m not tech savvy so Idk what any of this means. I just wanna know which is better for gaming?

  • bobx dark
    bobx dark 11 days ago

    I repost this one here: one thing that we all need to take into consideration is that a LOT of
    software out there is compiled with "Intel C Compiler", and I have
    witnessed even software not actually even working properly, when on AMD.

    I am an AMD fan, will never buy Intel (ever again since at least 2005), and that is how I ran into these
    problems over the years.

  • Ankit Aggarwal
    Ankit Aggarwal 11 days ago

    Intel inside, kidney outside.

  • James Wehner
    James Wehner 11 days ago

    PLUS freesync monitors are way cheeper

  • Zsavage1
    Zsavage1 12 days ago

    Nice tests... now try it with an AMD video card.....

    • Zsavage1
      Zsavage1 7 days ago

      +Deano I disagree... but that's just me...

    • Deano
      Deano 7 days ago

      Doesn't make a difference

  • Dogtooth
    Dogtooth 12 days ago

    Yeah yeah just go with your super value bang for buck AMD shite and enjoy inferior performance and being called poor. I'm sticking with my 9900k.

    NBW DOUGHBOY 12 days ago

    Zen 2 Will be the Only Option Sir. Cant wait for the 5GHZ Overclock on 12core,24thread CPU WHEWWWW

  • kharl Esconde
    kharl Esconde 12 days ago

    Iam more on Browsing and Editing rather than Gaming, What's the best?

  • Paul Trigger
    Paul Trigger 13 days ago

    The biggest thing that burns me on AMD is not the processor itself but the mobo chipsets are largely worse

  • DsLmaNiaC
    DsLmaNiaC 13 days ago

    Conclusion: If you only plan to play only GTA V, get Intel.
    The rest, you are fine with AMD.

  • Daniel Piskorski
    Daniel Piskorski 13 days ago

    If it plays games who gives a load

  • Alxa
    Alxa 13 days ago

    Hell yeah. Better at multitasking, consume less power, they run cooler, almost the same gaming performance and they are cheaper (and that's with ryzen 2000. ryzen 3000 will be released soon and they will be much better than the current gen). Intel will not have a proper answer to amd until 2021. The winners here are consumers.

  • ProjectSynx
    ProjectSynx 13 days ago

    Meh , i went from a i7-6700 to a ryzen 7 2700x , never going back to intel. i mean boys , intel is great if you are just a gamer.. and you will get more fps ingame. but don't stream with that garbage unless you own a i9-7980XE. the i7 8700k cant even handle a decent preset when single pc streaming ... and yes some kiddo is going to try to prove me wrong , but come with facts and no random 'that's not true!' stuff

  • Allarian
    Allarian 13 days ago

    I have always used intel, but am getting 2nd thoughts now. The fps increase intel gives just isn't good enough to justify the cost difference. I think when I make a new gaming pc later this year, I'll give Ryzen a shot. Especially since I hear that Ryzen 3000 will be coming out soon.

  • CAJ game
    CAJ game 14 days ago

    Z390 intel force you to buy i9 or 8 generation so I’m stack in my old motherboard coz of that

  • Pierre Betts
    Pierre Betts 14 days ago

    RYZEN 5 2600 WITH Golax GTX 1060 3gb

  • Destrukter
    Destrukter 14 days ago

    Just bought an 2700x

  • Selaphir
    Selaphir 14 days ago

    For people who need motherboards with Thunderbolt support, AMD is not even an option. Not many sites/channels (like ltt) seem to mention this.

  • Faff About
    Faff About 14 days ago

    Just finished an AMD 2700X build, holy crap this thing moves, Used a X470 board, Nvidia RTX 2080, 3000MHZ Cas 14 RAM, NVMe drive. Have a similar spec I7 8700K at work and this thing is definitely quicker and benches higher. Im back on Red Team!

  • Krispy Toast
    Krispy Toast 14 days ago


  • valen tino
    valen tino 14 days ago

    So many salty intelsheeps here

  • Emalo
    Emalo 15 days ago +2

    Is AMD good option in 2019??

    • Ayden Smith
      Ayden Smith Day ago

      Still more cost effective better productivity around the same gaming etc.

    • don Looney
      don Looney 6 days ago

      For sure AM4 is supported to 2020 and Zen2 will fucking kill Intel. Intel has10nm coming this year. Happy Birthday. AMD is now on 7nm.

  • Tertion
    Tertion 15 days ago

    OR..... maybe in the future programmers will start coding games correctly and make them more multitreaded

  • FlukeyKent
    FlukeyKent 15 days ago

    If EA Sports (New Gen Fifas) + iPhone + Evil Empire had a scummy baby = Intel
    It's got talent but its overrated, overhyped and overpriced with skeletons from legal battles from foul play and bribes COUGH BIG TECH TheXvidRS COUGH COUGH lol

  • Rick James
    Rick James 15 days ago

    linus, we all know that you're being paid by intel. Not going to bash you for it because most youtube stars are sponsored so it is what it is, and you got to feed your family also haha. Whatever the case, good video. If I were going to build a brand new PC, id probably go with AMD for the cpu. I'm not a 4k gamer, and don't have the $$$ to pay for such a capable GPU, so that doesn't matter too much. To even get to 4k settings in popular games, you need a geforce 1070 or a radeon vega 56/64..both are $500 cards

  • enflame97
    enflame97 15 days ago

    HELLO FROM 2019!

  • Sherman Tank Tree Hugga

    What if you're rich people and buy AMD to gentrify its market so all the poor people move to Intel so Intel becomes cheap and you move back to Intel?

  • m s
    m s 15 days ago

    I am building my first pc, and I would really appreciate the help of someone with far more knowledge than me in the topic. I am going to use this PC for gaming, possibly overclocking and the possibility for an upgrade.
    Case: NZXT H500 - £65.99
    Motherboard: MSI B450 Tomahawk - £91.94
    GPU: RX 580 ARMOR OC - £199.99 (please tell me if theres a better card available)
    CPU: Ryzen 5 2600 - £144.98
    RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 2x8 300mhz - £105.14
    PSU: EVGA 650W BQ 80+ - £73.99
    SSD: ADATA SU800 128GB - £31.58
    Hard drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB HD - £38.98
    X2 Artic fans - £8.96
    X4 fan splitters - £6.99
    Viewsonic xg2401 freesync 144hz - £194.86
    Also, would the vega 56 sapphire pulse rit in this? Thanks in advance :)

  • sasa ha
    sasa ha 15 days ago

    I am happy amd kicking intels ass...its force them to rethink their cpu selling. Pls lower the cost

  • Rocker Ajithkumar
    Rocker Ajithkumar 15 days ago

    U say that poor but they are clever

  • mor3idscream
    mor3idscream 15 days ago

    crazy, Im on a 8 core 8200...100 times slower then these chips and with my way outdated, under powered GPUS, I can still run everything at max and not notice "slow graphics" on any games i play...ever. Long story short, get what ever you want, water cool it, over clock, get decent cards and tweek your computer for 90-100 FPS on ANY new chip from 2018

  • Emmanuel Jonathan Cabasi

    i love linus' ad segways hahaha

  • Soumik Mahajan
    Soumik Mahajan 16 days ago

    RIP INTEL...

  • AssHat
    AssHat 17 days ago

    AMD, because I can’t afford a GPU yet, so the Ryzen 3 2200G is the better option due to it being an APU.

  • User
    User 17 days ago

    Intel processors are less expensive in US than in some parts of Europe - I can buy a Ryzen 2700 or i5 9600K for the same price (+ AMD has a great stock cooler bundled so I don't need to buy an AiO), and that is a problem - who would buy a 6/6 CPU if you can buy an 8/16 one? I would recommend Intel only if you really have money to blow - i9 9900K is a very great processor for everything you can throw at it, but its price really makes you think twice about buying this CPU.

  • Oliver Schaffer Peci
    Oliver Schaffer Peci 17 days ago

    Thanks for making this Video. I didnt Really know what to do about this

  • Mando Beho
    Mando Beho 17 days ago

    it's only numerical difference but in summary AMD is ideal and closed to INTEL in terms of performance but the big question is "PRICE" that you can buy AMD is "WORTH IT" and for long term value. What's the big sense of numerical value in performance that both CPU are closed and very exaggerated to define INTEL performance in far performance in numerical value but in actual usage performance of both CPU was CLOSED enough the run the multi-application. PRICE for all user even you are poor or rich, so think of it because all of these device will last depend on the user ...

  • Shikiri
    Shikiri 17 days ago

    AMD has really impressed me.

  • Tiago Ribeiro
    Tiago Ribeiro 17 days ago

    I'm not interested in games, I just wanted to know if in terms of compatibility AMD is suitable for music production

  • Gianne Paulo Garcia
    Gianne Paulo Garcia 17 days ago

    Faster frame rates makes you a better gamer? Ulol! How to make look intel sounds better? Use percentage...

  • Zadcost Live
    Zadcost Live 17 days ago

    I just use AMD because It works wonders while livestreaming

  • josh webber
    josh webber 17 days ago

    I think amd has never been a better option just build my first pc with a ryzen 5 1600x and a rx 580

  • Neo For Gaming
    Neo For Gaming 18 days ago

    This T shirt changed My life with my girlfriend HAAHA .... It May Change Yours As well

  • Informed Choice
    Informed Choice 18 days ago

    It would be good to include a small legend. In the graph at 2:47, if you don't know Blue vs Red you would be baffled. Just a small legend would help.

  • freethinker4liberty
    freethinker4liberty 18 days ago

    I've been an amd fanboy since I upgraded from Pentium 90 all those years ago, never looked back, amd all the way. Thankfully looking to upgrade to 2700x now but I may wait until 3xxx series. I'm stuck with the fx8150 tho, does the job with gaming but man it's slow for encoding.

  • Nicholas Roth
    Nicholas Roth 18 days ago


  • ALI
    ALI 18 days ago

    Do u say rayzen better than intel core?

    FARUQ HOSSAIN 18 days ago

    i really think cpu doesnt matter but you still need it but ram and gpu is more useful

  • ShookDoggo
    ShookDoggo 18 days ago

    yes, Ryzen still has a better price/performance ratio

  • Lance K
    Lance K 18 days ago

    OMG, this channel loves intel so much 😂😂

  • Swoop03
    Swoop03 18 days ago

    So basically, intel does a little better at strictly gaming. AMD does better at processing information in the real world but does nearly as good at gaming for a lower price. I have been on the blue team since I knew what a computer was. I can't tell you why, probably because of loaded questions or biased advertising before i knew any better. I'm running blue and green right now, but I'm looking at a new pc, as the price to upgrade mine at its current stage in life will include a new motherboard and power supply and more ram, I might as well just start over and spend a few extra dollars and do it right this time. When I built this system 7 years ago I had money but was frugal with it, now I'm broke and still cheap, so the cheaper just as good option is looking great to me.

  • OniMirage
    OniMirage 19 days ago

    1tb SSD's are currently about $150, yes for an EVO. Since you have to buy a hard drive anyway, use the savings to buy a 1TB or 2TB "main drive" SSD.

  • Peter Farewege
    Peter Farewege 19 days ago

    U just wasted 2 apples

  • Grey Ghost
    Grey Ghost 19 days ago

    I just want a fast system that runs linux...

  • _LLV_
    _LLV_ 19 days ago +1

    Still smokes my fucking i5

  • Trevor Starks
    Trevor Starks 19 days ago

    I'm not entirely sure why you're bagging on AMD so much. I've seen comments saying that the AMD is a power hog and runs hotter. Which isnt true. AMD on average runs about 10 Degrees C cooler then its Intel counter part. Intel with a Whopping 4% over AMD in gaming, isnt nearly enough to make a difference. Like some people have said. You aren't going to see any difference between 45 FPS and 50 FPS. I've done a lot of digging because I'm putting together a new rig. Hands down AMD ingenuity puts Intel to shame. Once game developers figure out multi-thread gaming. I'm fairly certain that AMD will walk all over Intel.
    Currently I have an Intel i5 and its been good. but with a few tabs open the work load on the CPU is incredibly stupid. Having Chrome, TeamSpeak, and a game open jumps the consumption up past a 90% work load. Take the loss in that 5 FPS and get yourself a Ryzen 5 or 7. Did I mention AMD is cheaper?

  • Jethro Santiago
    Jethro Santiago 19 days ago

    Mine is a8 dumbshit pc is real

  • Irritator squad
    Irritator squad 20 days ago

    I bought the Ryzen ITS AMAZING HOLY SHIT

  • Alberto Velez
    Alberto Velez 20 days ago

    I hate in-video ads, shame on u

  • nemesis9410
    nemesis9410 20 days ago

    Bruh, tap water tastes fucking disgusting compared to filtered...

  • Ethan Eldredge
    Ethan Eldredge 21 day ago

    TLDR Yes