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Solved AMD vs Intel, what’s better?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by HexStar, Oct 1, 2003.

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  1. HexStar

    HexStar Guest Thread Starter

    What processor is better? AMD or Intel? Why?
     
  2. McTimson

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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.
     
  3. HexStar

    HexStar Guest Thread Starter

    lol cool, thx for the info. Any other comments/opinions?
     
  4. compilerxp

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  5. HexStar

    HexStar Guest Thread Starter

    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:
     
  6. compilerxp

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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.
     
  7. Triple6

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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.
     
  8. StillLearnin'

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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    AMD 1.4G ATHLON “THUNDERBIRD” 266 cpu (kinda outdated)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    Asus A7M266 mobo (outdated)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% !
     
  9. Rockn

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    Athlon XP.....cause I say so.
     
  10. StillLearnin'

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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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