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Which is "better" AMD or Intel

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  • grimshit
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I noticed an old post which was "AMD vs Intel Motherboards", the thread never had a poll on it to see overall what people thought was "better". All you have to do is vote for either Intel or AMD. Can you also post a reason as to why you think one is better than the other. Personally i have to go with AMD because there new 64Bit chips really do smoke Intels at most things except for video encoding.

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I went for AMD aswell due to the same reason as *plum*.

Also I am liking what I`m hearing about the new Dual Core AMD CPUs that are going to be released soon(ish)

Finaly I don't like the fact the Intel charge a premium just because they are the market favorite (which I beleive is only because they come as standard in most PCs as people are not always given a choice of CPU).

Just my two cents.
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I built both an Intel and AMD, but the Intel was back in the days of 386's. I'd have to say both are reliable and pretty stable. I converted to an AMD man after I installed my 1.0Ghz chip. It was cheaper, it did a hell of a job and nearly 4 years later, its still going strong. All the other PC's in my home are also bulit with AMD. The only real problem, if you can really call it a problem, is the heat it generates. Absolutely nothing that a good heat sink and fans can get rid of. And behind all the statistics and comparissons, I always root for the underdog! AMD all the way.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

AMD all the way. I feel when I buy something from them, I'm not paying for a name. I also think they are better at designing than Intel and give me more for my buck.
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AMD for me :)
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Credit where credit is due though.

If it wasn't for Intel the PC market might not be where it is today.

That said, I`m all for burning their HQ to the ground ....

**Hey Joe ... got a match ?**
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AMD and Intel are desiging dual core cpu's. The Intel version is called "Smithfield" (I think) and AMD will be "Toledo". From what ive read these "First Generation" dual core cpu's should be pin compatable with normal processors, so you wont have to upgrade from 939 or LGA775 to get one. Personally i think these dual core chips wont offer much of a performace boost when they first come out due to the lack of support for Multithreaded Applications (Applications that support 2 cpu's for thoes of you who dont know :oops: ). However AMD's "Orleans (64) and Windsor(FX)" look pretty intresting with a new socket layout "M2" which will have 1207 Pins!

For more information on the AMD roadmap go to http://www.c627627.com/AMD/Athlon64/ and check it out 8)

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*plum* wrote:
AMD and Intel are desiging dual core cpu's. The Intel version is called "Smithfield" (I think) and AMD will be "Toledo". From what ive read these "First Generation" dual core cpu's should be pin compatable with normal processors, so you wont have to upgrade from 939 or LGA775 to get one. Personally i think these dual core chips wont offer much of a performace boost when they first come out due to the lack of support for Multithreaded Applications (Applications that support 2 cpu's for thoes of you who dont know :oops: ). However AMD's "Orleans (64) and Windsor(FX)" look pretty intresting with a new socket layout "M2" which will have 1207 Pins!

For more information on the AMD roadmap go to http://www.c627627.com/AMD/Athlon64/ and check it out 8)

*plum*

so who did you chose? ;)
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Also Intel develops new technology for chipmaking, silicon-based laser devices (as in previos threads were saying with the speed of light). Don't know if AMD working on it, but I'm still going for AMD due to price and power consumption.
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I went for AMD, at the moment AMD is kicking Intel's ass in Gaming which is what i do the most. In technology AMD has done some stuff as well, they developed the Hyper Transport Bus which totally superseeds Intels FSB in bandwidth to the ram and latency, it also shipped the first desktop 64 bit processor so kudos to AMD for doing that.

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*plum* wrote:
I went for AMD, at the moment AMD is kicking Intel's ass in Gaming which is what i do the most. In technology AMD has done some stuff as well, they developed the Hyper Transport Bus which totally superseeds Intels FSB in bandwidth to the ram and latency, it also shipped the first desktop 64 bit processor so kudos to AMD for doing that.

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oh lol forgot you had already posted
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http://www.sun.com/amd/

^^ Another reason to choose AMD. They are working with WORLD leaders Sun.

If that doesn't make you want to "Join the dark side" ....
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I thought Intel was "The Empire" and AMD were the "Rebels" :lol:

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*plum* wrote:
I thought Intel was "The Empire" and AMD were the "Rebels" :lol:

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They are, but I wanted to use that quote because its more famous and people will understand what I`m trying to say. :oops:
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Hmm,wonder if we should include VIA in this vote as well. They're not anything for speed but they have developed Nano-ITX and all there processors only have a thermal rating of 10W for passivly cooled and 25W for active cooling which makes them great for putting in "stuff".

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*plum* wrote:
which makes them great for putting in "stuff".


Like food processors and microwaves you mean ? :lol:
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Yeah, that sort of "stuff", ive heard of them being put in dummies... :shock:

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*plum* wrote:
Yeah, that sort of "stuff", ive heard of them being put in dummies... :shock:

*plum*



o0o0o0o0oo0 might powerful !! :twisted:
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3/4 of the people who have voted are going for AMD, and no one is here arguing for Intel, looks like AMD is the peoples favorite 8)

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Na, Pentium is better, i personally think its far more powerful and better for generally everything than AMD.
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Pretorian wrote:
Na, Pentium is better, i personally think its far more powerful and better for generally everything than AMD.


Personal opinion and scientific fact are two completely different things. :D

Welcome to the forums by the way.
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Yeah, thanks for the welcome
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Just thought i could make a stand saying that Pentiums are better...
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Pretorian wrote:
Just thought i could make a stand saying that Pentiums are better...


You could, but then again, other people could make a stand and say AMD are better and we could be here for years discussing our personal preferances.
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Well, you can make that stand and i will give into it if you can prove to me that an P4 will outclass a AMD64 in most benchmarks.

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I Chose Intel however it seems lately that intel has there processors so high in ghz and the price is unfair however i like how intel processors perform i have a p4 ee and it does good and was very expensive but it does good for me.
However AMD seems to offer and more resonable priced processor. If intel would bring down there prices then it would be intel all the way but in terms of pricing its amd all the way.
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WoRd Of WiSdOm wrote:
I Chose Intel however it seems lately that intel has there processors so high in ghz and the price is unfair however i like how intel processors perform i have a p4 ee and it does good and was very expensive but it does good for me.
However AMD seems to offer and more resonable priced processor. If intel would bring down there prices then it would be intel all the way but in terms of pricing its amd all the way.


Very true.

Like I have said in previous posts. I have respect for Intel because they are very good at what they do and have improved the public pc sector in many ways, but I also beleive that their prices are more than what they should be.
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I've only had one Intel machine and that was my first computer years ago(before AMD). Now, I only build AMD machines.
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I don't like AMD very much. I've got an AMD processor (2.08 GHz) in my computer and it runs twice as slow as the computers in my local libaury, which have Intel processors(1.5GHz). I don't think it is the RAM, because that is the same (512mb), and I have a 120gb hard drive.
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Well, that should definatly not be. Its probably your OS and the Install of windows. The library PC's will probably have nothing on where as your pc is full of things that you use everyday.

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Grimshít wrote:
Well, that should definatly not be. Its probably your OS and the Install of windows. The library PC's will probably have nothing on where as your pc is full of things that you use everyday.

grimsh*t


This is very true.

Your Library PC's are most likey to be running something along the lines of windows 2000 server edition compared to your OS (XP I presume ?).

If it is XP, XP uses up alot more of your PC resources than previous versions of windows.

Also as Grimshít said, you most probably have alot more programs on your PC which are loaded as the PC boots whereas the library PC will have just the bare minimum.
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hi i want to buy new PC
i want to 'work' (study) with it and i suppose will no have any money to buy another one i next 5 years :roll: (middle europe )
what to buy... ?
ATHLON64 socket 939 512CACHE...
or
P4 lga775 2MB CACHE....
which socket will becompatible with Dual Core CPUs....
which socket 939 motherboard support 1M cache CPU
any your advise will be welcome

PS: sorry for my english :]

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All AMD motherboards will support dual core, Intel motherboards on the other hand will have to be the new "NForce 4 Intel SLi" or a "955X chipset."
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As already mentioned, AMD really smokes Intel at a lot; plus, due to their generally short pipeline, it's a lot better at things like gaming: a pretty important part of a lot of peoples spare time :)
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I'll be going to college in a few years and the colleges suggest 2.8 GHZ P4's or better. Would an AMD processor be a better buy and still do all of the applications as good as a P4?
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Generally :

Apps = Intel
Gaming = AMD

Although on certain processors, both cross over into each others teritory.
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Well I personally use AMD and I'm not very excited about it...
One of the reason(s) is that the proccessor in to 'hot' - I changed the cooler 2 times by now and he still has 65 - 70 °C
Another disadvantage is that, if I run many internet applications (that dont require too much data) and I also try play a game, the puter starts to reboot without any reason... even though I have 512 ram, that should be enough to run ""those app"" and that game...
It's true that Intel has some preety big prices, but if you really want quality, pay for it :)
So I'm really thinking on getting a Intel


Regards tommy :)
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Well. that certainly shouldnt be, few things too check

1: Is the heatsink mounted correctly, flat for an athlon 64, and slanted for the Athlon XP and low end Semprons that use Socket A.

2: Have you used a thermal compound between the CPU and heatsink? If so how much did you use?
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Well, I've only had one Intel system and that was the first system I ever owned.

I know better now and it's AMD all the way.............AMD RULES!!!
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elbow man wrote:
I don't like AMD very much. I've got an AMD processor (2.08 GHz) in my computer and it runs twice as slow as the computers in my local libaury, which have Intel processors(1.5GHz). I don't think it is the RAM, because that is the same (512mb), and I have a 120gb hard drive.


Dude, thats funny... i usually see people comparing AMD and Intel with AMDs lower clock to Intels high clockage CPUs

If an AMD 2.08Ghz runs slower than a 1.5Ghz Intel, you should check recheck the Clock reading hehe. Its most probably a software or CPU fault, no way an AMD 2.0Ghz be beaten by an Intel "1.5Ghz" OMFG can't believe this... *sigh*
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I go for AMD (specifically AMD64)

:)

I kinda like comparing AMD and Intel as "Skyline-'Godzilla' GTR" to "Ford Mustang GT"

both fast... one is cheaper :)
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I really like AMD, but mostly because they are cheaper. Plus, I've had really good luck with them. My processor has suffered heat damage and physical damage (don't ask, I bought a cheap fan...) and it's been running stable for 5+ years.

I really hate Celerons though (even though I own one)

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