AMD vs Intel, what’s better?

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Eh...there's a bunch of threads on this already, do a search for them...

What does it matter, aren't you an Apple freak? ;)

I go with AMD because of what you get for what you pay. A lot for a little.
 
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HexStar

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lol cool, thx for the info. Any other comments/opinions?
 
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No don't lock up this thread. Please don't. Compilerxp, I don't apreciate you making decisions on a thread that you didn't even create.:mad:
 
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okay.... I have no power to "lock" up a thread.

Er... we're already in the middle of the same topic... don't need another one.
 

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aaaaahhhhhhh!!!! I hate this question.

There's so much more to a computer then the CPU. If I could build 4 systems using 2 of each equilivant AMD/Pentium CPU's but using different components I could make AMD beat Intel and vice versa. Chosing low quality components can make even the best CPU be slaughtered by a slower/older CPU with less features/advances. Both CPU's have their own advantages, that I don't dispute, but people must look at the bigger picture.

Example: some stores will sell a 2600+ and brag about its speed but use a cheap PCHIPS mobo with onboard video and everything else and will throw in a 5400RPM drive and only 256MB cache, and they won't even bother to set it up has best performance.

I would take a Pentium 2Ghz, with high end stuff thats properly configured over that computer any day.
 
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Example:

My favorite home system that I use ALL the time is:

AMD 1.4G ATHLON “THUNDERBIRD” 266 cpu (kinda outdated)
ThermalTake Crystal ORB fan/heatsink (not stock)
Asus A7M266 mobo (outdated)
1x512MB PURE Micron CAS2 RAM
2x40G IBM(7200) hdds setup in RAID0
1x46G IBM(7200) hdd as backup,storage
LiteOn 16x/48x DVD
LiteOn 40x12x48 CDRW (outdated)
Mitsumi floppy
Enlight Mid-Tower case w/frt.80mm case fan
StarTech 461w Dual Fan Power Supply (Will support 10 drives)
Adaptec 1200 SCSI/Controller card (for RAID) setup)
Realtec 2 port add-in USB card
Belkin Self-Powered 4 port USB Hub
Diamond External 56k v/f/etc. modem hooks into serial port
Guillemot/MUSE MAXI SOUND sound card (prefer over Creative SoundBlaster line)
Radeon 7000 64MB DDR video card ( temp.- testing because it appeared defective) video cards vary from time to time
HP 990cse printer USB
HP 5200C scanner USB
Canon A50 Digital Camera USB
Digi-CamII Digital Camera USB
Sony TRV33 Digital Camcorder USB/Firewire Going to switch from USB to Firewire
Compact Flash Card Reader USB
Altec Lansing 300?? 2 speakers with subwoofer ( great sound for only 3 spkrs.)
CyberPower UPS Hooks into serial port
MS Internet Keyboard USB
MS Intellimouse Optical USB running USB/PS2 adapter
19” AOC TotalFlat Monitor at 1152x864 (Standard) large fonts with Refresh rate @100MHz
Win2000 Pro
Office 2000 Pro
Adobe Photo, etc.
36 Processes running in background except when benching then only 28 processes, CPU usage (like right now)/w 20 internet pages open, WORD open, Outlook(e-mail) open- only 1-2% !
 
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Another favorite home computer:

Intel PIII "Coppermine" 850 Mhz 512 cache (disc.)
Triple fan/heatsink combo ( not stock)
Asus P3V4X PC133 mobo (disc.)
1x512MB PURE Micron CAS2 RAM
1x40G IBM(7200)hdd
1x30G IBM (7200)hdd(backup)
Creative 52x CD-ROM
Acer 4x10x32 CDRW
Mitsumi floppy
Enlight mid-tower case w/Dual intake fan in drive bay
Slot rear exhaust fan
Enlight 400w PSU
Realtec 2-port USB add-in card
Diamond External 56k v/f/etc. modem hooks into serial port
Guillemot/MUSE MAXI SOUND sound card
"old" ATI Radeon 32MB video card DDR
Altec Lansing 300?? 2 speakers with subwoofer
CyberPower UPS Hooks into serial port
MS Internet Keyboard USB
MS Intellimouse Optical USB running USB/PS2 adapter
17" Viewsonic TF Monitor at 1024x768 large fonts, 100Mhz Refresh rate
Win2000 Pro
Office 2000 Pro
Adobe Photo, etc

Benches run almost even with the "old" 1.0Gig AMD cpus thanks mostly to the 512 cache. Same process specs as previously listed AMD system with cpu usage running at 6-7%!
 
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