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Windows 7: witch is best intel or amd

14 Nov 2009   #1
F17ZY

windows 7 hp 64bit
 
 
witch is best intel or amd

hey guys thinking of buying a new mobo but don't no if to stick with intel or go with amd as i don't no witch is best i use my pc for re-encodeing video files using music dj software watching dvds on watching bluray moives on internet downloading youtube a media server and a few other things but witch would be best for me and i am also going up update my ram to 8gb but witch cpu to pick thanks


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14 Nov 2009   #2
AlexRD

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by F17ZY View Post
hey guys thinking of buying a new mobo but don't no if to stick with intel or go with amd as i don't no witch is best i use my pc for re-encodeing video files using music dj software watching dvds on watching bluray moives on internet downloading youtube a media server and a few other things but witch would be best for me and i am also going up update my ram to 8gb but witch cpu to pick thanks
If you want to make a choice you have to choose between models from AMD and Intel. They don't make just one processor and sell it named Intel and AMD.
Personally, i think the Intel Core i7 kicks ass, but you should probably wait for more experienced users to give more detailed info.
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14 Nov 2009   #3
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Not to be a pain, but could you edit your post and put in some punctuation? Thanks.
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14 Nov 2009   #4
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

The general consensus is that Intel has the edge at most price points.

But it is a religious debate like Mac versus Windows or Ford versus Chevy. So you will have zealots for both sides telling you that you are a fool for not buying what they bought.

If you have a top-end budget, either is likely to do well for you.
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14 Nov 2009   #5
CSSteve

Windows 7 64 bit Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by F17ZY View Post
hey guys thinking of buying a new mobo but don't no if to stick with Intel or go with amd as i don't no witch is best i use my pc for re-encoding video files using music dj software watching dvds on watching bluray movies on internet downloading youtube a media server and a few other things but witch would be best for me and i am also going up update my ram to 8gb but witch CPU to pick thanks
The new Intel I5 processors are a tremendous bargain for the performance level. You can build an Intel I5 based system for a reasonable budget and have a machine that will be an exceptional performer for the next 3 years.

If you want a real top notch set up, step up to the Intel I7 860 processor. The price is on par with the older quad cores and you will not be disappointed. Have a look at the specs of my build for a guide if you like. I spent about 1k on the build and could not be more pleased.
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14 Nov 2009   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

For encoding video files, a quad processor would do well. For the rest of your stated task any good duo core processor will do. As already said, AMD or Intel is a religious question. I like AMD because you get the best beat for the buck. But at the very high end (which you probably do not need), the Intel has a bigger selection.
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14 Nov 2009   #7
F17ZY

windows 7 hp 64bit
 
 

i have around £200 for a cpu and £150 for a mobo but i can't seem to find. the best for that sort of cash i have an intel dualcore now but when encoding videos core 1 is 100% and core 2 sits around 75% so not much left to do other things with
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14 Nov 2009   #8
antt

Windows 7 build 7100 x86
 
 

you want to do other things while encoding video? like what?

I personally like intel because my experience has been that they run cooler and get things done quicker, saving battery life. But in the desktop space its much of a muchness.
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14 Nov 2009   #9
CSSteve

Windows 7 64 bit Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by F17ZY View Post
i have around £200 for a cpu and £150 for a mobo but i can't seem to find. the best for that sort of cash i have an intel dualcore now but when encoding videos core 1 is 100% and core 2 sits around 75% so not much left to do other things with
Here is an excellent motherboard for $140.
Newegg.com - Intel BOXDP55WG LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
Here is a tremendously powerful processor for $199.
Newegg.com - Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

You will need to buy some DDR3 memory for this build.
This will cost you about $25 per gig.
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14 Nov 2009   #10
TheSchaft

Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
The general consensus is that Intel has the edge at most price points.

But it is a religious debate like Mac versus Windows or Ford versus Chevy. So you will have zealots for both sides telling you that you are a fool for not buying what they bought.

If you have a top-end budget, either is likely to do well for you.
I agree - this on a par with Mac vs Windows, etc.

I'm sure you will get a lot of passionate recommendations, but go with what you can afford for what you want to do with it, realizing that you'll be in the market for a replacement in about 3 years.

(Personal preference is Intel - never had good experiences with AMD, but it has been years since I toasted an AMD by leaving off the heatsink for 5 seconds.)
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