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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

27 Oct 2010   #31

Windows 7 Pro x 2/Windows 10 Home/10 Pro//Windows 10 Insider Preview ?

Only prefer Intel because Microsoft in their infinite wisdom included an intel driver with XP sp3 that did not play nice with my AMD processor in my older computer at the time causing endless BSOD until patch became available & installed. Microsoft claiming at the time more computers were Intel based.

However my current opinion is only based on performance & generational differences of current processors which would change if I were using comparable processors from both chip makers.
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27 Oct 2010   #32

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3

I really loved my AMD Athlon 64 4000 on my DFI LanPary 939 NF4 SLI Expert board. This Board and CPU with 4 gigs of Mushkin Redlines DDR500 is where I learned alot about Overclocking and still kinda wish I'd have kept that setup to play around with would have been nice to see how it would run 7.

Now I believe Intel has a slight edge over the AMD processors, although you can still build a pretty good system with an AMD and for a reasonable price as well.

My next build will be with a i7 9XX something.

I do however like the idea of havig compatable components.

Maybe someday possibly having an AMD CPU with AMD/ATI GPU's and would be nice to see them come out with a good AMD/ATI chipset board.

My thinking is having all 3 important pieces of hardware manufactured by the same company and built specifically to work together for maximum preformace, would be pretty cool.
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27 Oct 2010   #33

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64

I've always liked to go with the underdogs and for my money the AMD chips are just more cost effective. I can't afford to be at 10/10ths in this hobby so saving real coin and playing at 7-8 10ths is just fine by me. At the pace the technologies advance it's too costly to try to stay out front, but I admire those whom can !
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27 Oct 2010   #34

Windows 10 Education 64 bit

AMD all the way for me. I don't need an extreme performance, extreme price, processor. For me AMD processors are a better deal.
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28 Oct 2010   #35

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I'd go for Intel. Been a user of its processors since 2004.
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28 Oct 2010   #36

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64

Have always used Intels, and have had good luck, so haven't changed. Maybe someday I'll try AMD.

Like their graphics cards.
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28 Oct 2010   #37

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu

I tend to use what ever will provide the best bang per buck, For upgrades and new builds the budget is set by others, who are often more concerned with the bottom line, than the technical status of the hardware - If it does the job it's the right choice.

I also try to purchase a matched set of the three essentials, Motherboard, Processor, and Memory, so the actual cost of the processor alone is not always the main consideration
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28 Oct 2010   #38


I prefer intel, price really doesn't faze me - but I am toying with building an AMD based system out of curiosity. (and to put a few spares lying around to good use).
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28 Oct 2010   #39


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thefabe View Post
I really loved my AMD Athlon 64 4000 on my DFI LanPary 939 NF4 SLI Expert board. Fabe
Funny you should mention this one.
I had the nf4 sli ultra, with the AMD Athlon 64 3500.
Heaps of issues getting it to run stable, so spent lots of hours having to put up with the clows on "dfi-street".
Was bad enough having to read the rants of the main clown from "faroffistan", but then all his fanboi's had to get into the act as well.

Took a long time to get it stable. Still have a brand new water cooling kit for it, that never got used. The comp is in the shed now.

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28 Oct 2010   #40

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE

For all practical purposes, I've always ran AMD, except a couple of over-the-counter rigs...which I quickly returned to the store, when I first got into computers. Most of what I considered Intel defects were probably my own...or that of the manufacturer's (HP or Gateway). What really soured me on Intel, at the time, was that they had electronic serial numbers, which could be switched on remotely, despite having disabled them locally. I'm still a bit paranoid now, but back then, I was the epitomy of paranoia.

I'm still stuck in S939, because I don't want to have to pay for a new hardware bundle, but that doesn't keep me from window shopping. I have considered Intel, but I seriously imagine that I will continue with AMD.
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