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- - By Denkko (**) Date 2012-05-11 00:55 Edited 2012-05-11 00:58
Last week I went to several local electronic stores in town, and I was surprised about the number of people from these stores that preferred more AMD processors than Intel processors for gaming use. I like Intel processors more (which are more expensive than amd's, as we all know), but after listening to their opinions, I would like to know: if you are going to build a new computer desktop from scratch using only AMD processors, which AMD processor is the fastest and best for engine chess? and what other components would work better for this processor. I am trying to decide what are my best choices, if I want to spend no more than $ 1,900.00. Any help from you guys will be appreciated.
Parent - By Barnard (Bronze) Date 2012-05-11 02:05
dont buy AMD processors for chess,for the same price,the Intel processor is too much better than the AMD for chess
Parent - By Banned for Life (Gold) Date 2012-05-11 04:03
AMD may be a good choice for graphics heavy 'gaming'. You don't find too many people saying they are great for chess though.
Parent - By Eelco de Groot (***) Date 2012-05-11 06:30
I don't know much about AMD's newer chips or Rybka running on AMD, but on the other hand I don't see, if you buy one of the newest chips from AMD with a lot of cores, why it should not perform quite nicely for chess too :razz: I don't think those many cores will be important in gaming but they are in chess! Only it was Lukas Cimiottiti who posted here that the real bottleneck with Bulldozer from AMD is not the chip, but Windows in that case, I presume it is tested with Rybka by him. Joerg Oster posted some nice Stockfish benchmarks with Ubuntu though on Talkchess for his new 8 cores on one chip computer.

stockfish bench 64 8 19 default depth
Total time (ms) : 45890
Nodes searched  : 294348940
Nodes/second    : 6414228

You never know if Windows 8 might perform better with Bulldozer chips, I can't say much about Rybka under Linux, if that would be a performance hit running with wine or something like that. Linux not really ideal in case you would like to visit Playchess etc.
- - By Hurnavich (Bronze) Date 2012-05-11 11:18
I have a AMD phenom II x6 1100t mild overclock @ 3625Mhz  6 core it beats my i7 950@ 4206Mhz which is at a much higher overclock in fritz bench mark.i have seen these overclocked in playchess room @4100Mhz

getting on average 14000 kns on Houdini 2.0c x64

so for price good for a cheap workhorse much better than AMD fx8150 from what i have seen benchmark wise for chess.

Parent - - By Fellowship (**) Date 2012-05-11 13:31

As for houdini and Rybka ;AMD Processors are, i think, good for these engines.

But  ( 1st Post)
If you have $1900 then go for i73960x series which is clearly better than Pii1100t.

But  $170-190 price of Pii 1100t is penny compared to $999 price of I7 3960x .

BTW i am using Pii 965BE x4 which is medium range .
Parent - - By Hurnavich (Bronze) Date 2012-05-11 13:38
Parent - - By Fellowship (**) Date 2012-05-11 14:47
As i am new to rybka forum . \\

can i play correspondent chess in this forum ?
If so; where?
Parent - By Barnard (Bronze) Date 2012-05-11 20:53
go to the correspondence chess sub-forum,and tell to people if someone want play a correspondence chess game
Parent - By Ray (****) Date 2012-05-11 21:44

> I have a AMD phenom II x6 1100t mild overclock @ 3625Mhz

Same here, mine at 3725Mhz. Superb CPU and was great value for money. Better than the bulldozers.
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