Why is AMD the Budget Option for Gamers?


  1. Anders Larsson

    Anders LarssonHour ago

    If it’s AMD vs Intel you have to go with an AMD GPU ;)

  2. Pure Gameplay

    Pure Gameplay2 hours ago

    LOL american prices are seriously FUCKED. In Canada, I3 8350k is $320+ and the ryzen 5 2600 is $230, Come to Canada and you'll definitely see the price to performance that AMD has over swagtel. Ryzen 5 2600 and 2600x shit all over the I3 and cost 30% less, its literally a no brainer. The real title of this video should be, "Why does everyone like to be shit on by Intel"

  3. Pure Gameplay

    Pure Gameplay2 hours ago

    Its not the budget option, is the logical option. Thats like saying every bag other than gucci is just a budget bag, when in reality some shit is just overpriced swag trash.


    DAVID L CARTER2 hours ago

    I knew big man would win this challenge,,, can you guys do the same thing with a 5 gpu mining rig?? THAT WOULD BE COOL


    DAVID L CARTER2 hours ago

    I have no reason to change and I am sticking with AMD


    DAVID L CARTER2 hours ago

    llinus AMD is for smart people like me that want the best for my money ,,I build miners and I am glad I bought the right RX590 NITRO cards for my miners and they work great and I see Nvidia trying to keep up with the 200 to 250 usd cards and I am glad to see the MH/z clock listings recently

  7. Manuel Jurado

    Manuel Jurado2 hours ago

    One of your best video ever!: Great content, fantastic presentation and awesome execution. Please do this comparison for at least a couple of budgets more.

  8. Fran

    Fran4 hours ago

    6:32 You are using liquid cooling, which wasn't in none of the lists 🤦

  9. Ashley Perkins

    Ashley Perkins5 hours ago

    so he cheated by putting a non amd graphics card in the amd build....

  10. SanityDragon

    SanityDragon5 hours ago

    Productivity would also be interesting as i'm guessing the intel chip would win in premiere (quicksync) but the Ryzen chip would smash rendering? Nice video; worth a part 2 for productivity and then an all round balance?

  11. Elbert Joseph Layco

    Elbert Joseph Layco8 hours ago

    For $750, i see there's a little bit of value difference. Will that increase/decrease based on the cost range like at $500 or even $1000?

  12. furyp100

    furyp1009 hours ago

    I think it would be more reasonable to just compare motherboard and cpu prices since cases, psu, ram, and gpu doesn't matter for amd vs intel comparisons

  13. Сука Блять

    Сука Блять9 hours ago

    So basically AMD is better no matter how you try to spin it. Just Linus is an intel-shill and can’t bring himself to outright admit that fact.

  14. roddybrod

    roddybrod10 hours ago

    Really loved this video! I've got plenty of friends making commitments to PC Gaming and this is a great introduction to budgeting their systems out! I really would have wished that you mentioned something about an i7's value proposition for this budget as I feel like many people automatically jump to them.

  15. Matthew Langley

    Matthew Langley11 hours ago

    Honestly AMD (right now the 2700x) at the just below top end gaming machine is the top pick IMHO. Especially if you're looking at 1440p or greater where the advantages of a 9700k or 9900k diminish greatly do to being GPU bound, and what does that cheaper price on the AMD get you? A serious upgrade to GPU. For example the 2700x is regularly $310, but it also goes down quite a bit by $10-$20 less, even more commonly you can get some killer combo deals on newegg with a great MB or RAM and get anywhere from $20-$50 off. Likewise you get a pretty good stock cooler with it, often compared to say a $40-$50 aftermarket cooler. The 9700k is $420 and no cooler. all this plus cheaper motherboard options (that you can also get at some great deals or combo deals) typically means you can net about $150-$200 savings going 2700x and the 9700k is only a minimal amount better on CPU bound games, usually at 1080p, and usually no faster at 1440p or greater. Likewise multicore is a toss up between the two, 16 vs 8 threads in the AMD camp nets you some wins in some cases, while the 9700k with equal cores and higher clockspeeds nets you in some others. That $200 or so dollars will add a massive amount to your gaming results if applied either towards a GPU, a good monitor, or honestly to something else. Again 1440p you lost a couple FPS (and maybe none at all) but getter more FPS in GPU, higher refresh or better image quality in a better monitor, or maybe something like a better keyboard, mouse, headset, better chair, desk, faster drives, more high speed drives so you install less etc. Honestly unless you are either beyond having a budget at all (even if you have deep pockets) or you just need to get to that 240 fps in 1080p games (say an aspiring FPS pro or something) it just doesn't make sense, the price difference for the limited gain is just too much. There are countless ways to improve your gaming experience even if you've been dropping it like it's hot on components. Even then you can take that extra money that won't really benefit you much and spend them on games or software if nothing else. My wife and I got a set of 1080 tis for our gaming rigs last year (and for context I'm running a caselabs case so don't mind spending extra money for the quality)... this year when we upgrade CPU we could have dropped more on a 9700k or even a 9900k, but I just couldn't justify it. It really just doesn't add up unless we basically had an almost unlimited budget for our rigs and all of our gaming equipment and games. Just my opinion though.

  16. Gerrard Harvey

    Gerrard Harvey12 hours ago

    +Linus random question: why do I get the Video_scheduler_internal_error BSOD and how do I fix it? After all I tried it appears it is related to graphics card driver or hardware but I'm not sure which. I don't have a second gfx card to test. I do know that with the gfx driver completely removed using DDU, it doesn't crash. But as soon as Windows update auto installs the driver, it crashes.

  17. Nazar Andriyuk

    Nazar Andriyuk12 hours ago

    1500 price point

  18. EagleClaw1842

    EagleClaw184213 hours ago

    i feel bad for that chair

  19. Cbeddoe19

    Cbeddoe1913 hours ago

    Because its way cheaper and you can upgrade old motherboards with new processors. Or you can buy older products for dirt friggin cheap. That little performance penalty isn't worth 2-3x the money for most people

  20. Bryce Stewart

    Bryce Stewart13 hours ago

    $750 for a gaming rig, don't thing so. A grand or two for sure!!!

  21. LittleDooKidle

    LittleDooKidle14 hours ago

    Poor people? Im still using the FX 8350

  22. Nicholas Ebbing

    Nicholas Ebbing15 hours ago

    I still remember Luke, man. I do like the new people though.

  23. Unicorn Diarrhea

    Unicorn Diarrhea15 hours ago

    More videos with Anthony! I like that guy.

  24. Farva

    Farva16 hours ago

    AMD always

  25. Daniel Pérez

    Daniel Pérez18 hours ago

    This was easy more informative and interesting than I was expecting! Thanks for this!

  26. ared18t

    ared18t19 hours ago

    Hey it's the Linux guy. :D

  27. The TNTsheep

    The TNTsheep19 hours ago

    An important thing to consider for budget gamers is that AM4 will be compatible with new CPUs for the foreseeable future, while the Intel chipsets can be expected to run away before you can say 'WAIITTTTT!..."

  28. rx10

    rx1020 hours ago

    2:23 I hope his health is a concern of LMG. He clearly needs help

  29. oddeda

    oddeda20 hours ago

    I was thinking AMD would be much better. To tell you the truth, for lees than 2% performance, I would not OC and stick to Intel with its better stability.

  30. Ri so pia

    Ri so pia6 hours ago

    Wait for ryzen 2

  31. MrDeathknight1

    MrDeathknight121 hour ago

    I've been looking at lap tops for a few games for under 450 and then at 300 pounds which had been intresting refebs the way to go on 300 pound budget but new amd was the way at 450 2500u and on board gpu blasts Intel for game performance from what I can tell on reading on line

  32. James Neave

    James Neave23 hours ago

    Also, it kinda shows that CPU is largely irrelevant outside of workstation loads.

  33. James Neave

    James Neave23 hours ago

    But... With the standardisation of 8 cores on the major console platforms, have engines and games been optimized for 8 threads or cores? In stock case, AMD would have a clear advantage.

  34. Dunix 16

    Dunix 1623 hours ago

    I have a i5 8400 its very good

  35. Chaosbud Gaming

    Chaosbud GamingDay ago

    I have the 8400 with a 1060 6gb and have been so far very happy with my performance. Figure by Christmas I'll try to do some upgrades

  36. gr82bAnAUTiger

    gr82bAnAUTigerDay ago

    Personally I think it's silly to hold yourself to such a tight budget on something like a PC purchase which should last you 3-5 years especially on the CPU side. An 8700k vs 2700x build is a lot more interesting to me, as they should be fairly similar in prices. The 8700k would win in gaming and the 2700x in productivity while the 8700k system would be about $75-$100 more for the processor (if you can get it at $330 which it goes on sale for all the time) and overclocking board, over 3 years that's like $2.50-$3.00 a month difference. I would also advise a SSD at minimum for boot drive with your primary game on it to reduce texture load times and give a much better experience.

  37. TJ Max

    TJ MaxDay ago

    Fun thing. Here in Europe (Serbia) 2060 is around 500$ so this doesn't do us any good lol

  38. Razorize

    RazorizeDay ago

    now stream with the same systems and you will easily be able to stream better with amd than intel

  39. Nikola Miladinovic

    Nikola MiladinovicDay ago

    You are so miserable with these f*****g commercials, just like every other channel

  40. Beep

    BeepDay ago

    I also had the budget of 750. But i have to buy monitor, cpu case and keyboard and mouse in that budget.

  41. Richardo Otros

    Richardo OtrosDay ago

    What laptop is Antoni using?

  42. Gameplay and Talk

    Gameplay and TalkDay ago

    This was a fun concept. I was honestly surprised both came out so even, roughly. I'd definitely like to see future videos comparing other price points.

  43. Finchnz

    FinchnzDay ago

    This was really good, I am still running a 4970k and its good to see where each team is going in regards to a setup that is middle of the road.

  44. Bound4Earth

    Bound4EarthDay ago

    Rosewill PSU, HAHA.

  45. Excellion123

    Excellion123Day ago

    Vega56 would have been a much better choice than rtx 2060

  46. F0110W3R '

    F0110W3R 'Day ago

    FX processors anyone! Yeah, it's kinda sad I switched to a Ryzen 5 1500x when it came out. I discount on it from Newegg, so it was cheaper than Intel's current offerings. Once I got that I just slapped it into a cheap b350 and I was good to go!

  47. T A

    T ADay ago

    Linus, please can you include European pricing next time? Thank you.

  48. Luke Borg

    Luke BorgDay ago

    because of AMD"s advertising... you can have an athlon 3000 CPU that runs LIKE 3.0GHZ! (in reality it's 1.4ghz).... i hate AMD< always have

  49. Pwnpie

    PwnpieDay ago

    for the first time in my life i am ready to make a gaming PC, have a budget of $1500 but its giving me a damn headache trying to figure what to get, everyone i ask have different opinions. oh god

  50. King of Gamers

    King of GamersDay ago

    What about a 3000 dollar limit

  51. King of Gamers

    King of GamersDay ago

    The i9 9980xe was worth it

  52. King of Gamers

    King of GamersDay ago

    I bought a 2000 dollar cpu worth it i9

  53. Vern Haynes

    Vern HaynesDay ago

    Here is something to think about...Without AMD to keep it honest, how much would an 8400k cost? Competition keeps the tech advancing, keeps prices low, and ensures a constant stream of new/faster tech.

  54. Luda Pecurka

    Luda PecurkaDay ago

    Soon to be for top of the top end gaming systems ;)

  55. RiftMull ‘

    RiftMull ‘Day ago

    anthony picked my motherboard on his first build lol

  56. jodaneidajo

    jodaneidajoDay ago

    AMD won a Google gaming deal now, stock is soaring

  57. Silverhawk Shayhan

    Silverhawk ShayhanDay ago

    I would like to see some comparisons between low PC hardware to high end server hardware for media servers, like plex or emby with all the features enabled to how different types of hardware effects performance of the software.

  58. GMBlazey

    GMBlazeyDay ago

    1050ti i5 3340 8gb ram £250 maxed anything ive ran

  59. Ri so pia

    Ri so pia6 hours ago

    30 fps noob

  60. Zapablast05

    Zapablast05Day ago

    Lol AMD for poor people? What a blindsided dolt. I'll take AMD and put the money savings towards a more exciting hobby, like track days.

  61. Carys Kelly

    Carys KellyDay ago

    Can you help me build my own pc, please. I don't think you have ever done one with an older girl gamer. I am 11 almost 12, and I want to get into the world of pc gaming!

  62. Victor Ov

    Victor Ov2 days ago

    Would be good to see some productivity and stream benchmarks not just "gaming"/

  63. Simon Verdinek

    Simon VerdinekDay ago

    Yeah .. sponsored by Intel and nVidia? Very unlikley to see those results here.

  64. Victor Ov

    Victor Ov2 days ago

    Loool AMD is for poor people.

  65. Alparslan Kopuz

    Alparslan Kopuz2 days ago

    İ like the see more of this

  66. plonk420

    plonk4202 days ago

    one thing as a grown up, i don't skimp on PSU like i did as a "kid," not even for budget builds... at the VERY least a Seasonic Bronze

  67. Hoàng Nam Nguyễn

    Hoàng Nam Nguyễn2 days ago

    Question: Why Intel CPU and B360 only support Ram 2666, but you can put 3000???

  68. The Legacy

    The Legacy2 days ago

    Could you do an update on this video which includes productivity numbers? Considering amd's proficiency with the number of course, it would be very interesting to see.

  69. Shorne Pubique

    Shorne Pubique2 days ago

    they should make Anthony the Oracle. "we need to visit the oracle." then they tap the mirrort and Anthony appears and he says "thisss bettter be goooood" like the wizard of oz. and then they're like blah blah blah can you help us... and then he speaks in riddle and they have to decipher what he's saying and then before he fades away he does the tap head meme and leaves.

  70. Tony Torres

    Tony Torres2 days ago

    i dont see the appeal in budget "pc" gaming if you aren't aiming for at least 144fps/144hz just stick to console low budget computer hurt my eyes

  71. Russell Winters

    Russell Winters2 days ago

    Remember Athlon XP Barton cores? Pepperidge farm remembers.

  72. 1 WithTheDark

    1 WithTheDark2 days ago

    What about a mid ranged 1200-1500 dollar pc builds between intel and amd? wonder if it would stay around the same or will one come out on top?

  73. Dirk Snyder

    Dirk Snyder2 days ago

    I would have liked to see how those systems differed in productivity workloads. I supect the AMD system would have blown the Intel system away in applications like video editing, simply because of the higher thread count.

  74. SORAW441

    SORAW4412 days ago

    Nah, not really. Using Ryzen 2600X and a 1080Ti Mini no problem with a Gigabyte b450i, SP 512GB SsD, 16gigs of 3200 c14 DDR4 and Windows 10 LTSC 1809. I hate elitists who constantly act like having the absolute best is the only thing or GTFO. It’s not 1999 anymore. I agree AMD GPUs are buggy but I’m not complaining about FPS or latency on my CPU. Mistrust over buggy releases is hard to wipe off but I’m pretty sure AMD rocks now.

  75. David Wesson

    David Wesson2 days ago

    I really enjoyed this video! I would love to see another future video with an even lower budget, say $500, that may or may not be overclockable / for premium gaming purposes.

  76. Jokery

    Jokery2 days ago

    only reason intel better performs because focused on single core performance which most games use but when multicore AI in games will be a thing will be mind blowing and intel will die

  77. john paul de paz

    john paul de paz2 days ago

    i know linus is a very reliable..

  78. john paul de paz

    john paul de paz2 days ago

    what about the power consumption in idle mode or vice on its very peak demand


    IQ DESTRUCTOR2 days ago

    IM UPSET - miles teller, probably

  80. EliteMetrics Playz

    EliteMetrics Playz2 days ago

    Can you do rtx vs gtx

  81. Israel Lewis

    Israel Lewis2 days ago

    Nice to see Linus using an HP Envy ;)

  82. Matt D.

    Matt D.2 days ago

    I'm about to build a rig with a $2000 budget, so it would great to see how Linus and Anthony would do it. I'm new to PC building and driving myself crazy trying to figure out value vs performance....

  83. Arkhein

    Arkhein2 days ago

    You forgot to mention upgrading. You can keep your b AMD mobo up to 2020 (if I'm not mistaken) and use their entire mainstream CPU lineup. Intel on the other hand makes you switch your mobo for the high end ones to be able to enjoy more performance from an OCed CPU.

  84. Saricon

    Saricon2 days ago

    As cool as the other stuff u uploaded recently is, i am always so interested in these kind of videos, cause they actually help me deciding what to buy and probide information i can really use instead of just entertainment.

  85. mohamed tawfik

    mohamed tawfik2 days ago

    here is the better 750$ deal pcpartpicker.com/list/8NNFD2

  86. Spfere

    Spfere2 days ago

    Yes please, more of this, it is actually very useful for more than the rich kids that got daddys wallet to play around with.

  87. Pixel SkuII

    Pixel SkuII2 days ago

    Yeah but I have AirPods so

  88. Random PC Test

    Random PC Test2 days ago

    i5 7500, 16gb ddr4, 1060 6gb best cheap pc lol i5 and mobo for like 200 usd in a bundle NEW

  89. mike szwagierczak

    mike szwagierczak2 days ago

    try and do a budget gaming build for 500$ canadian. looking into doing a budget build myself but dont know what to do

  90. Viktor Kenesei

    Viktor Kenesei2 days ago

    And what is the vulnerability of the intel?

  91. marceelino

    marceelino2 days ago

    what was the OC?

  92. John Locke

    John Locke2 days ago

    How is that guy so fucking fat AND ugly

  93. Tobias Carlsson

    Tobias Carlsson2 days ago

    I'm rich, with AMD I'm even richer.

  94. ReloadFast

    ReloadFast2 days ago

    oh yes, bring them on!. It would also be interested to see a build guide that´s not from scratch, what parts would you change them. What parts would you carry over and what would you change, even if it's still relevant technology.

  95. Swapnil Sinha

    Swapnil Sinha2 days ago

    A 300$ build would be great..

  96. Tim Owen

    Tim Owen2 days ago

    "I probably should have gone for dual channel" Oh Linus, Linus, Linus.

  97. Austin Swails

    Austin Swails2 days ago

    hello i came here looking for the "Is AMD For Poor People?" video, can't seem to find it.

  98. ImaITman

    ImaITman2 days ago

    Please do more of these at different price points. This was a GREAT video

  99. TheWhataman00

    TheWhataman002 days ago

    And THIS IS WHY we watch LTT.

  100. mattig89ch

    mattig89ch2 days ago

    I would be interested in seeing more price point comparisons, or different video card manufacturers.

  101. Xan the Dragon

    Xan the Dragon2 days ago

    Man he went with an i3 lol

  102. Aaron Slippery

    Aaron Slippery3 days ago

    petition to add Linus to list of approved list of tech youtubers ayy m88 evga intel nvidia m89 lol

  103. ACE

    ACE3 days ago

    so Intel is to AMD as Walmart is to Target?