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Windows 7: Intel/AMD and nVidia/ATI

View Poll Results: What are you using?
AMD/ATI 26 15.03%
Intel/nVidia 75 43.35%
AMD/nVidia 30 17.34%
Intel/ATI 31 17.92%
AMD/Other (OnBoard) 0 0%
Intel/Other (OnBoard) 11 6.36%
Voters: 173. You may not vote on this poll

23 Jul 2009   #51


Intel/nvidia never lets me down

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23 Jul 2009   #52

Windows 7 7600.16384 x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dakana View Post
Nice rig, but I do hope that subwoofer is magnetically shielded. :) Also, you really need some decorations on the wall. :)

Yeah the speaker is fine, been there for a while. I just moved to a new apartment/state/city 2 months ago do decorations for my computer room haven't been decided yet.
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23 Jul 2009   #53

Windows 7 7232b x64

"Intel/nVidia" no surprise...
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23 Jul 2009   #54

Windows 7 RC x64

Intel and nVidia all teh way, without a doubt they are the best combo for a laptop.
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23 Jul 2009   #55

Microsoft Windows 7 RTM x64 Ultimate

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 LGA775



Couldn't be happier.
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23 Jul 2009   #56

Windows 7 build 7201

Intel & nVidia. Is AMD & ATI (really AMD) really a viable choice? I got burned a long time ago by AMD, since then it has been Intel and nVidia all through the years (even though they are pricier)
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23 Jul 2009   #57

Vista Home Premium 64-bit SP2

Both of my laptops have AMD and ATI. Turion and HD3200 in the Pavilion and Sempron and Xpress 200M in the Presario. Couldn't be happier...neither have let me down or left me disgusted.
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23 Jul 2009   #58

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Corpsecrank View Post
I actually find this as a surprise because I work heavily with video and find that the phenom II x4 is unmatched at least for what I have done.

I seem to get a really impressive frame rate encoding video with the newer multi-core AMD chips.

But most of the difference probably comes from more than just the processor you have installed. Your board can really make a difference in performance when working on something so intensive on the system.

Something else I wanted to note from experience with Intel systems.

I had a celeron 2.7Ghz back on socket 478a and I always had heat issues with that particular processor. I ran that CPU on an Intel motherboard with 2Gb of Kingston memory copper cooled. I ended up buying a really extreme cooler for the processor just to keep the heat within a reasonable range under normal usage.

I still to this day do not understand why I had all the heat issues with that system because it should have ran ice cold with all of the cooling I had in the machine. But it didn't it ran really hot which was weird and frustrating the entire time I had the system.
Read some reviews on the Phenom II x4, I'm running a quad extreme at 4.2ghz, the only thing that is holding me back is the fact i'm still running DDR2 memory but not for long. Also the 1600mhz front side bus with 12mb of L2 cache helps too.
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24 Jul 2009   #59

windows 7


Intel e8200 because it only cost $99 sold old processor for same price. Hits 3.6 on stock voltage.

Nvidia, had 4850 and 4870. Horrible driver support in both linux and osx. Also both ran hot and ati drives suck in windwos too. Got a gtx 260 for 110, same price i sold my 4870 for. Have had ati since 9700, feels good to have nvidia though.
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24 Jul 2009   #60



I've always used Intel - I've nothing against AMD though.

I was always a nvidia person, but when I first put this rig together, I felt like trying something new so I picked a 4850 as a temporary card.

I was happy enough with it to add a second for crossfire. Now I'm crossfiring a pair of 4890's and I can't really complain.

I'm not brand loyal so come next big upgrade, I could go either way.
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