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Windows 7: Poll: What CPU Are You Running?

View Poll Results: What Is Your Main HOME CPU?
Something that beats everything else listed below 2 3.77%
High-End Intel (Core i7 or above) 18 33.96%
High-End AMD (Opteron, Bulldozer, Hex Core Phenom II) 4 7.55%
Mid-Range Intel (Core i5-ish) 8 15.09%
Mid-Range AMD (Quad Core Phenom II) 7 13.21%
Budget Intel (Core i3-ish) 2 3.77%
Budget AMD (Athlon II range) 2 3.77%
Older Intel CPU (Core2-something-or-other) 9 16.98%
Older AMD (Hey - Socket 939 was a beast in its day...) 0 0%
You slide the little beads from one side to the other... 1 1.89%
Voters: 53. You may not vote on this poll

31 Dec 2011   #21
thebauss

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

AMD shouldn't even be on the list as a high-end CPU :P Intel all the way!
Intel Core i7-3960X (Six Core Extreme, 15MB Cache) Overclocked up to 4.2Ghz


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31 Dec 2011   #22
1Bowtie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Mine just an Intel Q 9770 Extreme it does the job quite well
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31 Dec 2011   #23
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Currently, an AMD Athlon (tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 7550 @2.5GHz, as listed in My Specs.
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31 Dec 2011   #24
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thebauss View Post
AMD shouldn't even be on the list as a high-end CPU :P Intel all the way!
Intel Core i7-3960X (Six Core Extreme, 15MB Cache) Overclocked up to 4.2Ghz

A fan boy if i ever heard of one I owned both unless you are really doing something extreme you really won't notice

Of course you won't belive me though
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31 Dec 2011   #25
Emcee

7 Professional x64 - SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post

How did i vote in the wrong category ?

contrary to belife the quadcore still does a better job then the hexcore if you really want to call that High end !
Oh I agree, I have almost the same processor, but according to his definition we're running mid-level AMDs.
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31 Dec 2011   #26
C-11

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E8300 @ 2.83GH

All I need for now. Bought in 7/3/2008.
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31 Dec 2011   #27
Raillex

Windows 7 Home 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thebauss View Post
AMD shouldn't even be on the list as a high-end CPU :P Intel all the way!
Intel Core i7-3960X (Six Core Extreme, 15MB Cache) Overclocked up to 4.2Ghz

A fan boy if i ever heard of one I owned both unless you are really doing something extreme you really won't notice

Of course you won't believe me though
I've been building computers long enough to say we've pretty much reached the point of diminishing returns as far as CPUs are concerned, regardless of manufacturer. The performance differential between, say, a 200MHz Pentium MMX and an AMD Thunderbird 1.4GHz was gargantuan, and well worth the money. Moving from a single core Opteron 152 to a dual core Opteron 170 was also noticeable, but nowhere near as stunning as the rapid raw megahertz jumps (7 times faster, in my case) we saw in the early 2000's. The difference between a dual core AMD running at 3GHz and a quad core AMD at 4.2GHz was barely noticeable, at least to me. And I really can't tell any real world difference between my Intel 2600k and Phenom II 975 machines other than slightly faster boot times on the Intel box.

IMHO, folks thinking about upgrading their computer should consider getting an SSD instead of the newest offerings from either Intel or AMD.
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31 Dec 2011   #28
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Raillex View Post
...IMHO, folks thinking about upgrading their computer should consider getting an SSD instead of the newest offerings from either Intel or AMD.
For everyday general use, if I had to choose between the best CPU along with a mechanical HD or a mid-range CPU along with an SSD, I would pick the latter pair.
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31 Dec 2011   #29
Kipper

 

My main system running an i7 980X on the Rampage III BE Extreme board.

1st Review test bench: i7 3960X

2nd Review test bench: i7 3930K

So far I have two reviews published on the new X79 motherboards and currently doing a 3-way review for the ASUS P9X79 Deluxe, Pro and WS boards. With 5 or 6 more of these new boards on the shelve waiting their turn on the bench.

Please know, I am not bragging but in the review business you need to have the latest chips and boards available, I am just grateful to all the manufacturers that send me the review samples.

If I was building an everyday system for myself I would never spend this kind of cash for a 24/7 system for normal computing needs.
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31 Dec 2011   #30
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Please! Links to the reviews on those systems when they get published.
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