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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

30 Dec 2011   #1
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 
Poll: What CPU Are You Running?

Thought it might be interesting to take a quick survey to see who is running what on their main rig at home. I'm not looking for the SuperCluster you get to play with at work or school, just your main home computer. I know a lot of us have more than one rig, plus maybe a laptop, so vote for the best thing you're rocking on a regular basis.

Since polls are limited to ten choices and there are scads of CPUs out there, pick the range which best fits.

PS: The poll is public, so we'll see who voted for what. (Just so you know.)

List your exact CPU in a post here if you care to.


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30 Dec 2011   #2
Qdos

 

Intel 775 Q9300... does everything I need, but would like the EE Q9650 to overclock...
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30 Dec 2011   #3
TanyaC

Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon | Win 7 Ult x64
 
 

My PC that I use mostly runs an I5-2500K.
I have a couple of other computers too, a server running an I5-2400, and a test computer running and I7-920
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30 Dec 2011   #4
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

i5-2500, though it pained me to vote "mid-range".
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30 Dec 2011   #5
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

AMD phenom II X4 965BE OC'ed 4.0 GHZ
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31 Dec 2011   #6
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

I'm running a i5-2500K and have the same feelings as ignatzatsonic. So, hyperthreading is the difference between mid range and high end? Off to Newegg to go shopping. NOT!
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31 Dec 2011   #7
Emcee

7 Professional x64 - SP1
 
 

Phenom X2 955BE. Great bang for the buck.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
AMD phenom II X4 965BE OC'ed 4.0 GHZ
You voted in the wrong category.
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31 Dec 2011   #8
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

AMD Althon II 640 X4(4cpus) @3.1ghz
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31 Dec 2011   #9
profdlp

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
I'm running a i5-2500K and have the same feelings as ignatzatsonic. So, hyperthreading is the difference between mid range and high end? Off to Newegg to go shopping. NOT!
No!

There is a lot of gray area here. Someone like me who is running a Socket 1366 Core i7-920 at just slightly above stock would probably lose a benchmark battle to a massively overclocked 2600K running a full GHz faster.

I had to draw the line somewhere, given the ten choice limit and the fact that the poll would be unusable if we were allowed as many choices as we would need to cover everything. The High-Mid-Low was just for the sake of convenience in guiding people to the ballpark location since I couldn't list too many details.

My rationale went like like:

AMD - High, Mid, Low and Ancient (4 AMD options)
Intel - High, Mid, Low and Ancient (4 Intel options)
Way better (1 option)
Way worse (1 option)

The last two covered the extremes, those being the lucky few who actually run a Quad-CPU/Quad-Core XEON setup at home, along with the unfortunate souls still getting their money's worth out of the 386SX rig they paid $1,399 for in 1991 - assuming they sprung the extra 400 bucks for the 40MB HD. (InfoWorld)

For what it's worth, I based the options on the PassMark Software - CPU Benchmark Charts.
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31 Dec 2011   #10
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Prof, don't take offense, it was just a little joke. Although, when I built it I thought it was better than mid range. But, an i7 is a better CPU than an i5 in that it is capable of doing more. At any rate, just having a little fun. Happy new year to everyone.
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