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intel and amd processors

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by aewarnick, Jan 10, 2003.

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  1. aewarnick

    aewarnick Thread Starter

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    Someone has recently told me that intel is better than amd. Is that true?
     
  2. kramnnim

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    I've almost come to the conclusion that Intel vs. AMD is like Ford vs. Chevy, or whatever. But generally you do get more for your money with AMD. Personally I'd buy an Athlon over a P4.
     
  3. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    They have their tradeoffs. Intel processors tend to run cooler, and AMD processors tend to run cheaper. :)
     
  4. aewarnick

    aewarnick Thread Starter

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    What about the noise level? I have a celeron and it is loud and annoying!!!
     
  5. coover

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    AMD processors are certainly run hotter than Intel processors (of equal speed), and because of this, they require heavy duty cooling fans, which may be a bit noisier - but AMD processors crunch numbers a heck of a lot faster than Intel.

    Example - I have an AMD XP 1600+, which actually clocks at about 1400 MHz/sec which does a [email protected] unit in 4 to 4 1/2 hours. I have a similar computer with an 1800 MHz/sec Intel (not a Celeron) which does the same [email protected] unit at an average speed of 1 every 6 to 7 hours. about 70% of the speed of the (supposedly) slower machine. My next build will be an AMD.
     
  6. aewarnick

    aewarnick Thread Starter

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    What would you say about this computer: Could I build one better for that price?

    How is this for $350 from Apex computers (800-638-7584)

    Processor

    ATHLON XP 1600+ CPU
    AMD certified heat sink and fan
    266MHZ.(FSB) Front Side Bus

    Motherboard

    ECS K7VMM MOTHERBOARD
    2 DDR DIMM sockets and 2 DIMM sockets support (can not be used simultaneously)
    VIA KM266 System Chipset
    266MHZ.(FSB) Front Side Bus
    2 USB Ports
    1 - EPP/ECP mode parallel port
    1 AGP 4X graphics slot, 2 PCI slots, 1 CNR slot
    Two - 16550 high-speed serial I/O port, 1 game port

    Graphic Card

    INTEGRATED 64MB SIS 730S VIDEO CARD
    1920x1200 16-bit color
    Excellent for DVD playback and 2D/3D gaming

    Memory

    256MB PC133 SDRAM MEMORY
    Name brand memory
    1 DIMM stick in installed leaving room for future expansion
    Maximum supported memory is 2GB

    Hard Drive

    40GB HARD DRIVE ULTRA ATA HARD DRIVE
    Name Brand (IBM, Maxtor, Western Digital)
    Ultra ATA/100

    CD/RW Drive

    40x12x40 ULTRA FAST CD RE-WRITE DRIVE
    Read - 40x, Write - 40x, Re-write - 12x
    Ahead Nero 5 Burning Rom Software + drivers included

    Network Card

    RJ45 10BT NETWORK CARD
    DSL & cable modem ready!

    Modem

    56K V.92 DATA/FAX MODEM
    Sound

    FULL DUPLEX SOUND CARD
    Stereo DVD Support/software
    AC97 audio codec

    Floppy Drive

    3.5" 1.44MB FLOPPY DRIVE
    Chassis

    STYLISH ATX MINI TOWER CASE
    350 watt power supply
    4 - 5.25" and 1+ 2 - 3.5" drive space

    Input Devices

    109 KEY ENHANCED PS2 KEYBOARD
    3 BUTTON PS2 SCROLL MOUSE
    180 WATT PMPO MULTIMEDIA SPEAKERS
    Monitor

    NOT INCLUDED
    Software

    All system + device drivers and manuals are included
    Applications:
    PC-Chillin 2000 and Internet virus protection
    Language Genius virus protection
    Recovery Genius
    PCDJ
    CD GHOST
    PageABC
    PowerDVD Software
    Nero Burning Software

    Diagnostics


    All components are tested and the system is burned in for a 24 hour period.
     
  7. bassetman

    bassetman Moderator (deceased) - Gone but never forgotten

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    Re:

    I'd get the 7,200 RPM if it's not already! :D

    John
     
  8. aewarnick

    aewarnick Thread Starter

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    Good point!
     
  9. coover

    coover

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    mediocre board! do you get an OS?
     
  10. aewarnick

    aewarnick Thread Starter

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    Nope, no os. But I don't need it.
     
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