Is the AMD still viable?
I'm looking at a mild upgrade to my existing rig, including video card and memory, not much else. I'm curious if the 8320 is still adequate considering the reasonable cost of the 6500 Skylake (which is considered pretty good for its price but no overclocking). I do some gaming, but don't care about 4k or reaching super ultra high whatever. I plan on a 380x AMD gfx card, so that part should be good to go.
If I go the AMD route, I only need to swap CPU, as I currently have an AMD system and compatible MB. Whereas, going Intel would require new MB, new RAM, and the CPU.
Aside from normal computer usage (internet, email, etc) and playing WoW or BF4, the AMD should be just fine. Right? Or would it be best to spend the little extra and go Intel, considering the new platform means I can upgrade the CPU later.
I am currently using an AMD FX-6100 with a Radeon 6770. Any upgrade is an upgrade. As for budget, I can do the Intel route for about $575 USD or the AMD upgrade for about $400. I really just want to know if the 8320 is still a viable option or just bite the bullet and go all in Intel.