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Windows 7: AMD or Intel

View Poll Results: Intel or AMD?
Intel 37 59.68%
AMD 19 30.65%
undecided / neutral 6 9.68%
Voters: 62. You may not vote on this poll

26 Oct 2010   #21


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Trucidation View Post
Got burned once with a bad Cyrix (a bargain buy which I regretted) and underwhelmed by a mediocre AMD (admittedly my fault for not doing proper research). Nothing but Intel for me now. After all it's my own money I'm spending, I don't want to second-guess myself later. Not to say I hadn't built my share of Intel-based rigs I ended up not liking (hello P4 Prescott, perpetually >60C) but I like the ability to say "no, the CPU isn't the bottleneck here".
What's wrong with Prescotts????

I built the handbrake a comp with a Prescott and at idle it ran @ -58c.
Plenty of headroom for o/cing.
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26 Oct 2010   #22

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LiquidSnak View Post
Where are you shopping? I could use a $250 six core intel processor
Not going to find a 6 core Intel for that price...which I know that you know. The top of the line Intel chips are always quite pricey.

However, the question is whether you really need those extra 2 cores?? As you can get a solid 4 core Intel that will perform onpar or even outperform the AMD 6 cores...for the same price if not for a lower price. Just because it has more cores does not mean it's better. In fact, so many apps still don't take advantage of anything over a dual 4 or 6 really doesn't matter much.
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26 Oct 2010   #23

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64

I'll be a rebel and be a Texas Instruments Man. Bold very bold !
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26 Oct 2010   #24

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Steve Ballmer Signature (jealous???)

So far the discussion has been very civil. I appreciate that.

I'm an intel man. Dassault CATIA is only certified with intel, so that's what I gotta use. Given the choice, I'd take whatever gave me the best bang for my buck. I've changed camps in the past (even a Cyrix once) and would do so again.
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26 Oct 2010   #25


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by spinifex View Post
What's wrong with Prescotts????
They're the hottest P4s to run weren't they? I was living in the tropics at the time, ambient room temperature averaged >30C, and the machine was at >65C idle. Other than that, nothing wrong - in fact I was pretty happy with that computer other than the ungodly high temps and extremely unfortunate tendency to emergency shutdown due to heat issues at full load. None of my other desktops ever got that hot.
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27 Oct 2010   #26

windows 7 professional & ultimate 64bit laptops

I thought AMD ran MUCH hotter and freezes more
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27 Oct 2010   #27


No idea man, actually from what friends told me over the years I was under the impression AMD chips ran cooler and were generally better bang-for-buck. Main reason I stuck with Intels was that they usually led the high-end section. Awesome sig btw.
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27 Oct 2010   #28

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

AMD just cause. I've always had them and never had an issue. Same reason I use ATI (now AMD) because I just always had them and they always worked, so I've had no reason to change. Price is a plus too. My Phenom II x4 965 handles everything and cost like £140.
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27 Oct 2010   #29

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit

I was using low end prescott and got too high of an temperature (of normal processor) on a normal room.

But it didn't explode so eh... who cares. xD

I'm personally Intel fanboy.

And Nvidia. xD
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27 Oct 2010   #30

windows 7 professional & ultimate 64bit laptops

I have Intel's in my laptops.

Core 2 Duo (2.2) Vista -------
i5-430M (2.27 boosts to 2.53) Win7 -------

what would be the comparable AMD chips?
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