Which motherboard would last longer in terms of reliability Intel or Amd?

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Hi guys, its been a long time since I bought a computer again, I just wanted to know which motherboard lasts longer and has the least Dead on arrival cases.

I saw a lot of bad reviews of motherboards on amazon which consist mostly on amd, is intel a lot more reliable and tends to work out of the box?

I just want to use this for games, going to use it for playing on my 4k TV which I need a good gpu.(but we're not talking about gpu)

The games im going to play are, FFXIV, WoW, Black Desert. And other games that are new. Is there a reason to go amd or intel in my case? I want to save a few bucks on this one, but if amd is really is a poor choice, I don't mind stretching my budget a bit.

Thanks!!
 

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I'm sure it depends more on the model of the motherboards you are comparing. Both AMD and Intel have some really good and some not so good motherboards. On average though, AMD motherboards offer more for less cost (once you get past the budget boards).
 

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There is no difference in durability or reliability if you look at it from an Intel vs AMD comparison. There are both good and bad boards.

The only question really is which companies make higher quality boards that are more reliable and which don't. The bottom line, really, is that any motherboard you buy from ASUS, ASRock, Gigabyte or MSI (For consumer motherboards, excepting a few niche products, these are the companies you want to purchase a motherboard from) is going to be better than most any other brands of motherboard in similar price categories AND from those companies, you probably will quite literally get what you pay for.

At below 100 dollars most motherboards are basic, lacking in many features and using just average components on the PCB. At 100 to 150 dollars, which is the typical mid range, you'll usually get a fairly decent board that lacks SOME of the high end features of the elite overclocking and hardcore gaming centric motherboards, but will probably still get a board with very good connectivity, features and power delivery with at least decent VRM configurations that are likely better than what the very best motherboards had two generations ago.

My advice, buy a motherboard, whether Intel or AMD really is irrelevant except that AMD Ryzen is going to be less expensive for similar performance, that is in the 120-160 dollar range, and is made by ASUS or ASRock. These are high quality manufacturers without some of the QA problems seen in noticeable numbers from some other manufacturers.
 

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the answer is neither,.....

it's not the platform (amd/intel) but the quality of the motherboard design and the components used on the board

while a higher price can mean a better board overall, it can also include useless things like rgb lighting which adds cost but does nothing for overall reliability

the next link is the software support (drivers) for the motherboard peripherals some companies will invest more time developing trouble free drivers and do continuous updates while other companies do far less in terms of supporting their products

last, we come to Bios support, again it's the motherboard maker who determines how stable a system is not AMD or Intel's cpu platforms
 

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Thank you! I am trying to save money whenever I can, unlike my last build. Thank you!
 

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Not really. AMD and Intel pretty much have the final say on the majority of the code and microcode written in to the bios on all these boards. The manufacturers themselves really only have the leeway to make sure that it includes hardware level driver support according to what gets supplied to them by the graphics card, cpu, lan, audio and storage controller companies supplying them with the components they are using on any given board.

Very little of that is derived from anything created by the board maker. Mainly only board specific features and bells/whistles are maker supplied.
 

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For sure, When you get ready to pull the trigger on some hardware, just ask and I'll offer MY opinion on what I think a good use of those funds would be.
 

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Thank you darkbreeze! :D

 

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I beg to differ, if that was the case then Intel would have been able to make all board makers patch their bios's for the spectre issue for every affected motherboard, in reality it's the motherboard maker's decision on whether they wish to apply microcode updates from AMD/intel while intel has some say due to its company size and the fact they make the chipsets, it's the motherboard maker who has final say as to what is or is not included or fixed/updated in their products

the board makers are also free to choose the chipset, the featureset and what 3rd party controllers are used NOT AMD OR INTEL
 

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Darkbreeze, i'm planning on getting amd chipset maybe 1920x, and rtx 2080 (not the Ti) can this handle my 4k TV?
 

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An integrated graphics GPU could handle 4k tv if you are just watching or streaming video to it. If you are gaming on it, then yeah, you'll want whatever the biggest card you can afford is. If you want 60fps or more on 4k, go with the biggest card you can afford.

You certainly don't NEED a Threadripper CPU for 4k gaming. Any Ryzen 5 or 7 is plenty for that. Maybe if you're going to be simultaneously streaming, recording, multiple browser tabs, full screen gaming, overlays, and a bunch of other processes at the same time, but not for basic 4k gaming or even gaming while streaming/recording/encoding. The 8/16 of the Ryzen 7 is plenty for that.

What exactly are you DOING on the 4k tv?
 

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I am just asking if rtx 2080 can handle 4k games, like battlefield?
 

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Well, it's about equal to the 1080 ti, which as of about two months ago was the greatest 4k consumer gaming card on the planet. So my opinion would be yes, it can handle it. If you CAN afford a 2080 ti, certainly that is a better option for 4k. Better is always, well, better, when it comes to such a demanding resolution, but unless you are shooting for the highest possible FPS, the 2080 should do very well so long as you don't encounter any problems with it like a lot of folks are seeing. Even so, I expect future driver and bios updates to clear those issues up.
 

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Thank you so much! I will buy the 2080 not the TI, thanks!
 

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