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Windows 7: AMD taking microprocessor market share from Intel

02 Aug 2011   #21
Beta

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1 and Mac OS X 10.8.3
 
 

I think that the new intel mother boards are lacking. Most do not have more then 2 sata 3 ports on them. Also the equivent AMD motherboard from the same manufacuter cost around $70-$90 less. So less features = pay more?


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02 Aug 2011   #22
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Beta View Post
I think that the new intel mother boards are lacking. Most do not have more then 2 sata 3 ports on them. Also the equivent AMD motherboard from the same manufacuter cost around $70-$90 less. So less features = pay more?
I think you meant 2 sata 6.0Gbps ports. Everything is a trade off. I think you will find that an Intel board priced $70-$90 more than an AMD board is likely going to have features other than the ## of SATA 6.0Gbps ports that would also need to be considered.

For me personally, I have nothing but an SSD drive which could effectively need a SATA 6.0Gbps port....and I only run 1 SSD drive...so 2 x Sata 6.0Gbps would be plenty for me.
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02 Aug 2011   #23
Beta

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1 and Mac OS X 10.8.3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Beta View Post
I think that the new intel mother boards are lacking. Most do not have more then 2 sata 3 ports on them. Also the equivent AMD motherboard from the same manufacuter cost around $70-$90 less. So less features = pay more?
I think you meant 2 sata 6.0Gbps ports. Everything is a trade off. I think you will find that an Intel board priced $70-$90 more than an AMD board is likely going to have features other than the ## of SATA 6.0Gbps ports that would also need to be considered.

For me personally, I have nothing but an SSD drive which could effectively need a SATA 6.0Gbps port....and I only run 1 SSD drive...so 2 x Sata 6.0Gbps would be plenty for me.
Alway think about what you are going to do in 5 years with a motherboard. Thats how I look at things. And I said the same equivalent motherboard with the same features cost more as a intel board and has less sata III ports. Thats what I said. So why am I paying more for a motherboard that is the same as the AMD board for? I does not make any sense.
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02 Aug 2011   #24
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Beta View Post
Alway think about what you are going to do in 5 years with a motherboard. Thats how I look at things.
Me too and chances are for me, a 5 year old mobo will be relegated to a secondary machine for testing or given to my kids to use.

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And I said the same equivalent motherboard with the same features cost more as a intel board and has less sata III ports. Thats what I said.
But I am willing to bet that the "ONLY" difference between the boards for your $70-$90 isn't JUST the # of SATA 6.0Gbps boards. I question how equivalent they would be. For example, what about performance differences between the chipsets. Sure, they both have their respective chipsets, but that doesn't necessarily mean they perform identically.

I just generally dont' find with any build that I would put together that I see close to $90 difference between AMD and Intel mobos. They are often much closer in price than that for me, your mileage may vary.
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02 Aug 2011   #25
Beta

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1 and Mac OS X 10.8.3
 
 

I see your point. I alway use my old builds for testing if I just don't sell them off (which I have just done). I alway like a nice but heated conversation.
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02 Aug 2011   #26
draftsman

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.700 Build 7600
 
 

I admit I am surprised at the gain by AMD in the market share of processors. I've always advised people from choosing AMD processors when for near the same money they could have an intel processor. I recently acquired a Toshiba laptop with the i3 processor. I love it. I think anyone would.
I have to admit though what I've been reading lately indicates to me that AMD has made a huge effort and has succeeded in improving their processor performance considerably recently. Yes I think AMD's competition is a good thing for both companies.
I'm afraid though that I am one of those people that resists change when I get comfortable with what I know. I'll be sticking with the Intel processesor. I will wish AMD continued success. That's a win for everybody.
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03 Aug 2011   #27
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I have to admit I'm thinking about building a killer micro system off their new APU chip as well await the 8 cores arrival and OC results to hit the scene. Competition is great news for us all and I will always pull for the underdog, "Go AMD" !
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03 Aug 2011   #28
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Last I heard AMD has been floundering without a CEO for about the past 8+ months. They have school kids for a marketing division and Bulldozer is six or more months behind schedule. That's the last thing you want to hear as a business. No thanks, I'll stick with Intel even if it means spending more. By the time Bulldozer hits the market, it will be obsolete.
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04 Aug 2011   #29
legacy7955

win 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

The fact is that AMD makes a great product for the rest of us that don't play the most sophisticated games, the products are well designed, durable, and personally I find AMD to be less ARROGANT in their attitude towards their customers as well compare to Intel.

More competition is better!
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04 Aug 2011   #30
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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legacy7955 +1
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