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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%
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25 Oct 2010   #1
Windows i7 920

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 
AMD or Intel

So which company do you personally feel has the best processors? I used to be an AMD fan until Intel came around with the Core i7 900 series.
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25 Oct 2010   #2
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Intel has the speed edge buy a small degree, AMD has the bang for the buck buy a huge degree! Hands down AMD unless your business requires the maximum power to compete and even then as fast as things get out paced the AMD still makes a strong case......in my opinion!
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25 Oct 2010   #3
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Intel right now. And I don't think that AMD is necessarily best bang for the buck. At the highest level Intel chip..it's expensive. but a Core i5-650 competes with an AMD-1090T 6 core and the Intel is actually cheaper.
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25 Oct 2010   #4
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Windows i7 920 View Post
So which company do you personally feel has the best processors? I used to be an AMD fan until Intel came around with the Core i7 900 series.
Are you water cooled now?
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25 Oct 2010   #5
Windows i7 920

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Windows i7 920 View Post
So which company do you personally feel has the best processors? I used to be an AMD fan until Intel came around with the Core i7 900 series.
Are you water cooled now?
Nope. All air, and my temps have been staying below 40 C actually. Right now my CPU is 29 C. This is the Core i7 920 without overclock and it has a thermaltake V1 cooling kit on it. I messed around a little bit with overclocking it, and even at 4.2 GHz my temps were well within the safe zone, but I noticed no increase in performance. This leads me to believe that my graphics card is the bottleneck.
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25 Oct 2010   #6
MattRainier

7 Ultimate x64, Vista Ultimate x64, 7 Pro x64, XP Pro x86, Linux Mint Nadia Cinnamon
 
 

AMD guy, even though I have an Intel in my current box. I'm sorry, but a six-core processor for ~$250? Versus ~$1000 for a comparable Intel? 0.o I think I know where my money's going.
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25 Oct 2010   #7
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Exactly !
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25 Oct 2010   #8
Skulblaka

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Intel i7 980x

No more to be said...
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25 Oct 2010   #9
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MattRainier View Post
AMD guy, even though I have an Intel in my current box. I'm sorry, but a six-core processor for ~$250? Versus ~$1000 for a comparable Intel? 0.o I think I know where my money's going.
You miss the point.

While the AMD Six core 1090T is $260
Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT90ZFBGRBOX


.....a comparable performing chip from Intel is the Core i5-760 and it runs $208
Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT90ZFBGRBOX


Just because the Intel is only a quad core doesn't necessarily mean that it's not on par with the AMD.
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25 Oct 2010   #10
legend86

Windows 7 Premium 32-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Windows i7 920 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Windows i7 920 View Post
So which company do you personally feel has the best processors? I used to be an AMD fan until Intel came around with the Core i7 900 series.
Are you water cooled now?
Nope. All air, and my temps have been staying below 40 C actually. Right now my CPU is 29 C. This is the Core i7 920 without overclock and it has a thermaltake V1 cooling kit on it. I messed around a little bit with overclocking it, and even at 4.2 GHz my temps were well within the safe zone, but I noticed no increase in performance. This leads me to believe that my graphics card is the bottleneck.

Hahaha. You missed the joke completely.

Anways, I'd get an Intel if they weren't so pricey. But I love my AMD Quad-Core 965. Gives me more than enough speed for the cost.
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