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Windows 7: Intel vs amd

09 May 2011   #21
Nemix

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

IMO Intel runs the game when it comes to mobile PC notebooks mainly because of battery life/performance/heat ratio in which Intel has a pretty big gap on the market share. But on the desktop where power consumption and heat does not matter as much the price/performance ration between a AMD and Intel CPU is pretty close. I have to say AMD on the desktop is very competitive especially considering the price/performance ratio of their line of X6 and Black Edition CPU's with unlocked multiplier.




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09 May 2011   #22
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MadSupra354 View Post
The way I look at it: AMD = Gamers. Intel = Heavy usage.
but gamers = heavy usage

so, according to your logic, intel = amd
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09 May 2011   #23
Wallonn7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MadSupra354 View Post
The way I look at it: AMD = Gamers. Intel = Heavy usage.
but gamers = heavy usage

so, according to your logic, intel = amd
Very well observed, Mickey.
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09 May 2011   #24
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ivan the SoSo View Post
The main thing I don't like about Intel is every new chip they put out uses a different number of pins(the last change was one pin).....so new motherboard time....
That's not quite true at all. Socket 775 has gotten a ton of life out of it, through several generations, and the Sandy bridge sockets will be around for a while, too.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MadSupra354 View Post
The way I look at it: AMD = Gamers. Intel = Heavy usage.
How could that be true if Intel typically outperforms AMD at each level? AMD serves one purpose right now....to keep Intel's prices down and their innovation up.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MadSupra354 View Post
Some people will say "Intel are more stable than AMD because they have more pins" not true.
If "some people" say this, "some people" should be banned from ever discusing technical details again. The reason many, including myself, choose Intel is that aside from the performance, the Intel chipsets (not the processors, for the record) are easy to use, easy to set up, and run rock solid. The chipsets determine my processors choices, and Intel has owned this segment for years now.
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09 May 2011   #25
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

This always turns into Ford versus Chevy.......always ! I say viva la difference baby .... we all benefit for the chip wars, let them reign for all time
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09 May 2011   #26
Archmage

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
This always turns into Ford versus Chevy.......always ! I say viva la difference baby .... we all benefit for the chip wars, let them reign for all time
Well said.
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09 May 2011   #27
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I choose whichever I feel is the best bang for the buck at the time. I've owned quite a number of Intel machines and AMD machines. I've bought both and I've built both.

However, the last AMD I built was an AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+. Since then it's been Intel. Because dollar for dollar, I've felt the performance has been better in the $200-$300 price range with the Core 2 Duo, the Core 2 Quad, the Core i3/i5/i7 and now Sandy Bridge Core i5/i7 cpu's. And while some will say the AMD has a 6 core and it's cheaper, I find that the 4 core Intel performs evenly, if not better for most tests and is in the same price range.

I don't care at all about pins and upgrading CPU's, I've never upgraded a CPU without changing the motherboard. For me, it's always a new build, case and all every 2-3 years.
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09 May 2011   #28
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
This always turns into Ford versus Chevy.......always ! I say viva la difference baby .... we all benefit for the chip wars, let them reign for all time
Ford vs. Chevy? Aim higher than that....Ferrari vs. Lamborghini!
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10 May 2011   #29
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Konceptz804 View Post
Intel is going to give the best performance period, but also costs the most. AMD is cheaper and not as fast, but the differences may or may not be noticeable in what you do. That being said, your budget should determine what you want. Most gamers go with AMD because the cost is lower, and when utilizing an ATI card the system is better tied together (AMD chipset, AMD CPU, AMD/ATI GPU).
i beg to differ.

a fast amd is faster than a slow intel.
Well a fast Honda might be better than a Slow BMW but I'd prefer any day the BMW.

However that aside it really depends on what you want the computer to do.

These days most Video processing for serious Gaming is done in a separate GPU so all you need is for the main CPU on the Mobo to be fast enough to handle the data stream coming from the GPU.

I would tend to go for the cheaper CPU if there is as much as 800 USD difference in the price -- I can buy TWO decent laptops for that amount of money !!!!!.

Cheers
jimbo
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10 May 2011   #30
MadSupra354

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MadSupra354 View Post
The way I look at it: AMD = Gamers. Intel = Heavy usage.
but gamers = heavy usage

so, according to your logic, intel = amd
What I meant by heavy usage was if your doing allot of video editing and 3D rendering.
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