Intel vs AMD: Which CPU platform should you buy into right now?

Gordon and Adam sit down to debate about which CPU platform is the best to buy as of March 2019. Intel versus AMD is an eternal debate, so we hope to shed some light on your buying decision.

Buy the Intel Core i9-9900k from Amazon:
Buy the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X from Amazon:

Shot on Sony a7s ii’s:

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  1. john sims on March 14, 2020 at 1:08 pm

    Plus the INSANE segmented memory space issues SAY IT ALL

  2. Indra Rani on March 14, 2020 at 1:11 pm

    Intel inside kidney outside

  3. gamerboyfridayYT on March 14, 2020 at 1:13 pm


  4. Satisha King on March 14, 2020 at 1:14 pm

    Which is better for gaming?

  5. Gangplank on March 14, 2020 at 1:15 pm

    So :
    Intel is for performance/gaming (but you have to pay more) (the cpu doesn’t burn) (limited overclock for many of their processors)
    AMD is for workstation (Budget but less performance) (a Cpu air/liquid cooler is recommended ) (almost every cpu can get overclocked)

  6. Ali Altaf on March 14, 2020 at 1:16 pm

    This means that AMD is not only Doing Better but also It will age like Finewine, FutureProof and will also last long.

  7. PCWorld on March 14, 2020 at 1:17 pm

    How did you choose one over the other?

  8. Henry Bole on March 14, 2020 at 1:21 pm

    I have had a AMD CPU system for 10 years and it is still works for gaming. My System never been overclocked. Power Supply is the original power supply when I built my system. Corsair TX850 Watts AMD Phenom II 1090T 6X 20 Gigs of ram Antec DF case with 7 fans AMD RX570 Graphic Card. Running on windows 10 64 bit Pro Version.I keep my hardware clean every few months by taking everything apart and giving it a good clean to remove the dust. That is why my PC never overheat. The only one thing I had to replace was a dead ram stick. And brought two SSD to make the start up time faster. And it dose load allot faster. For me I have looked after my PC but soon in like another year I would upgrade the Motherboard CPU and Memory and maybe the PSU as well but keep the original DF case and change all of the fans. I have achieved the impossible to keep a computer system going for a full 10 years at the end of 2020.

  9. victhe great on March 14, 2020 at 1:26 pm

    for me. intel cpu. because my i3 is 6 years old and still its run smoothly. and intel is easy to install just plug and play not live amd that u need to update bios. hahayz.

  10. Goldenary Gold on March 14, 2020 at 1:28 pm

    Cant we use both?

  11. Ace Art on March 14, 2020 at 1:28 pm

    For me intel

  12. LTE Life & Tech on March 14, 2020 at 1:30 pm

    Intel & intel uhd graphic Vs Amd & Radeon vega.

  13. Ritwik Rao on March 14, 2020 at 1:31 pm

    Noobie Question: For video editing, do I need a fatter GPU or a fatter CPU?

  14. Imad Boutkhourst on March 14, 2020 at 1:33 pm

    But but but Ryzen 9 …..

  15. UK Bobby Bee on March 14, 2020 at 1:34 pm

    I’ve been Intel for over 10 years but for a new build, i went AMD Ryzen 5 3600x. Savings went on gaming card.

  16. zayiden prasath on March 14, 2020 at 1:34 pm

    AMD all the way

  17. REV2M on March 14, 2020 at 1:35 pm

    It’s funny how everyone talks that amd is cheaper, and honestly I would love that to be truth, but anyone did look at the same range board prices, like let say maximus formula xi for intel and formula for amd? Amd boards are way more expensive because manufacturers seen advantage of people buying and processors so they up the prices mad for the boards… its b sh

  18. ТБ on March 14, 2020 at 1:38 pm

    to me , intel is like standard track race car , while amd is like a dakar rally multi functional vehicle

  19. ЗеМиАн on March 14, 2020 at 1:39 pm

    Всю жизнь я сижу на процессорах Intel. И вот пришло время, когда я всё чаще смотрю в сторону ADM, и именно разница в ценах в данный момент меня больше интересует.

  20. supernautistaken on March 14, 2020 at 1:39 pm

    Is there a difference in how the two companies report their specs? (units, etc)

    For laptops with respect to what is available now, I am looking at:
    [ AMD Ryzen™ 5 3500U ] VS. the [ Intel® Core™ i5-1035G1 Processor ]
    which to me have similar specs except the AMD has faster base clock.

  21. Fahad Zafar on March 14, 2020 at 1:42 pm

    I’m building a pc, and I need opinions on whether to go for intel or AMD. I don’t game on PC.

  22. Kaleb Farnsworth on March 14, 2020 at 1:42 pm

    I have a amd ryzen 5 3600 for one, and two I chose amd because for a simularly priced intel processor I would get only half of the threds and no overclocking period, since I do a lot of tasks at a time, having a lot of threds is really nice

  23. Andrew Fullerton on March 14, 2020 at 1:44 pm

    Shouldn’t be a debate lol at the end of the day Intel is for true gamers and amd is for content creators how hard is that to understand?

  24. John Sholl on March 14, 2020 at 1:45 pm

    I’ve been building pc’s since the 486 and have used AMD since 2001…better value

  25. Jesus Portilla on March 14, 2020 at 1:46 pm

    What’s the best AMD processor in Jan 2020?

  26. Akiresu PH on March 14, 2020 at 1:49 pm

    i well choose the core i9 because it has a better graphics for gaming you noobs

  27. Chris Kioone on March 14, 2020 at 1:49 pm

    I chose Amd for the price point and processing power it’ll help me game and run my video/audio editing software! I don’t need the highest rate of framework

  28. Killjoy0329 on March 14, 2020 at 1:50 pm

    Hey YT, I’m trynna build a pc that can run games smooth af and render 3D models, which cpu should I go for? I originally wanted to go with intel i9. And also what GPU do y’all recommend that would do the job?

  29. Gian-Luca Nardini on March 14, 2020 at 1:50 pm


  30. PurifiedXL on March 14, 2020 at 1:51 pm

    10 Months Ago I Would’ve Gave To Intel But All These New CPU’S AMD Has Just Smashed Intel With Ima Have To Go With Amd For Value And Performance… Intel Fanboys Just Be Real Come On!

  31. Zowv on March 14, 2020 at 1:51 pm

    I’m looking for performance, so I’m this case which is more viable for me intel or amd?

  32. gatordontplay417 on March 14, 2020 at 1:53 pm

    8 core 8 thread 2700X?

  33. Gavin Schoonbee on March 14, 2020 at 1:53 pm

    That warm fuzzy feeling you get from Intel is a 12 inch duldo getting shoved up your ass.

  34. ban885 on March 14, 2020 at 1:53 pm

    I’ve had intel in the past, switched to amd.

    Now I have amd ryzen 7 2700. Zero regrets. I love the performance. The price is just out of the ballpark. I would never pay 800$ for a processor that could do almost the exact same thing at a much lower price point.

  35. Ace Attack II Gaming on March 14, 2020 at 1:55 pm

    I prefer AMD

  36. Anthony Cottam on March 14, 2020 at 1:55 pm

    Which is better for college work for an Technology computing student, such as creating a website, using Microsoft office for reports and creating a game. Possibly little video editing too.

    Should I go with AMD or Intel and what is the difference between AMD A series like A6 and AMD Ryzen?

  37. Michael Hirschkind on March 14, 2020 at 1:55 pm

    Intel it’s “in the tel” I guess

  38. Henry Addy-Grigsby on March 14, 2020 at 1:56 pm

    I currently have a 9900k and gave my 8700k to my nephew. Yes intel is pricey but I can rely on the cpus working. Got burnt royally by AMD few years ago so it’s funny you all brought that up. I have been into PCs for over 30 years so I have had my share of working with much older architecture. For now AMD is on top and they seem to have fixed a lot of stuff that plagued them in the past. But in a few years I think both companies will be on par with each other again. I do think intel should at least be on 10nm bu now and the competition would be closer. AMD being on 7nm has given them such an edge and that’s good for overall competition.

  39. Brent Polk on March 14, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    Stop the pop zooms!!!!

  40. Filip 2 on March 14, 2020 at 2:02 pm

    AMD for gaming and work, Intel for cooking

  41. BLACK MANS P.O.V on March 14, 2020 at 2:02 pm

    I need a term sheet for most of the acronyms he is using to completely follow this …

  42. Nathanel Flanagan on March 14, 2020 at 2:04 pm

    i chose AMD for one reason and one reason only…


  43. LDRঊৣtгเ๏รקเгเt Y҉T҉ on March 14, 2020 at 2:04 pm

    AMD vs Intel
    Winner:3dfx lol

  44. Kamil Łysik on March 14, 2020 at 2:06 pm

    watch click and buy Samsung Acer

  45. Mark Palcko on March 14, 2020 at 2:07 pm

    I like how he is completely unbiased here. The moment I speak about Intel working much better for me on applications I use I’m instantly called a fan boy lol. I do hate this premium price but something with the stability like he said Intel being around so long and having that optimization works. How-ever I have a RTX Titan 24GB, I’m not rich but I save up a lot. How-ever I might take the chance on a Ryzen since this guy gave an honest review and says it’s now a solid platform for the most part. I believe I fell into the bad blood category when I had AMD quite some time ago. For now though I’m still waiting to see a Intel competitor CPU for the Ryzen 32 core CPU, then I’ll finally make up my mind.

  46. john sims on March 14, 2020 at 2:07 pm

    I DON’T get WARM FUZZIES from INTEL at ALL they have been in bed with the US government FOREVER

  47. DARYAXE on March 14, 2020 at 2:07 pm

    AMD is better because is easy to open the package

  48. John Anderson on March 14, 2020 at 2:08 pm

    AMD, the performance doesn’t drop by much if any..

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