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What brand of CPU processors do you like to use?


  

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    • Intel
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    • AMD
      22
    • VIA
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DarkDragon: Obviously you haven't seen AMD passed 2004. ie. Phenom, Turion 64 X2... They're great chips and so easy to overclock as well.

What do AMD have to counter Intel's Quad and Octo-core processors? AMD seems to be really slacking, especially lately. They aren't bad processors, but nothing new and redefining. Granted, they do offer lots of overclocking space, but apart from that, Intel pretty much has the upper hand now.

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What do AMD have to counter Intel's Quad and Octo-core processors?

Phenom.

They might only be tri-core, but thier performance is similar if not better than Quad Core.

Why?

Vista and its software is not optimised properly to take full advantage of the quad core architecture, thus wasted.

And in terms of each individual processing core- AMD has the upper hand.

Each core runs faster clock speeds and can be better over clocked.

That said... I believe Mac OSX and most especially Snow Leopard to come- takes better advantage of the intel hardware which is... the better hardware.

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And in terms of each individual processing core- AMD has the upper hand.

Each core runs faster clock speeds and can be better over clocked.

Whoa... Clock Speed? Intel has advantage there. OverClocking? Again, compared to Phenom... Core2's have massive advantage there. It's been some time since Phenom, but only with new chipset (SB750), we are getting better overclocking results. Apart from that, it's still not groundbreaking for AMD. The only area where AMD is shining right now is Graphic department. In the CPU arena however, Intel has it's both feet grounded and it doesn't look like it will lose it's stand so easily.

I got nothing against AMD, but seriously.... it's really enough now to live in 2004 era and remember glory days. Phantom, it's time to look at 2008 now... and 2009... when Nehalem lands.

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AMD has been suffering ever since Intel redeemed themselves with their Core architecture processors, they overclock great (you can reach 4Ghz easily on a e8400), low temps, low voltage, and great value in terms of price. Not to take anything away from AMD their still a great cpu manufacturing company who consistently is still developing quality processors and selling them at a much lower price then its competitor, but if you want the best of the best you have to go with Intel, don't take my word for it just look at the many benchmarks.

Also Phenom did not live up to its expectations.

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hmm... well perhaps my understanding of clock speeds etc is different.

I dont claim to be right up there with my knowledge of chipsets. Though I still believe in Modern times, Intel has the upper hand.

But to be quite honest... who really cares?

Its a great thing that Apple went intel, but more so for the software advantage and greater competativity with the PC market.

If Apple used some AMD chips, I wouldn't really care.

I think these days, its really much of a muchness... Unless its for serious gaming or high end productivity (eg- professional photoshop etc) then I think this argument was valid five years ago, but no longer!

I strongly believe that Hardware is starting to outstrip its software.... I think even basic hardware will suit 80% of most people's needs... Sure this topic is still interesting for geeks like us.

But I think the more interesting topic of today is not clock speeds, but rather the software or programs that make the best use of it.

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Always had computers with Intel's in them.

Desktop (Packard Bell Platinum 2240 - 1997): Intel 200MHz Pentium MMX

Laptop (Toshiba Satellite 1905-s277 -2002): Intel Pentium 4 1600MHz (desktop version; can update to 2GHz)

Laptop (Toshiba Qosmio G15R-AV501 - 2005): Intel Centrino 1800MHz (Pentium 4 Equivalent 2200MHz)

Laptop (HP Pavilion dv9500t -2007): Intel Centrino Duo (Core 2 Duo-Santa Rosa) 2GHz Duo Core.

I've used PowerPC G5 Macs and when TIger wasn't beach-balling for one reason or another, the machine was reasonably fast. Hands down Intel Macs are fast and stable, so I picked Intel.

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I strongly believe that Hardware is starting to outstrip its software.... I think even basic hardware will suit 80% of most people's needs... Sure this topic is still interesting for geeks like us.

What you're saying is true, but there is still another angle to it. Though it actually doesn't matter which processor you're using for your regular computing, as most of the low-mid-end chips will suffice your needs. But even in low-end you can get picky and look for stuff such as value for money, power consumption and warranty issues (I am not sure how good AMD's support system overall is, but here in India I've had extraordinarily good experience with Intel).

So right now, except AMD's tricore chips (whenever AMD sorts out shipping issues)... Intel fares much better on most of the fronts. Offcourse, AMD now has good base with awesome mobo chipsets and onboard graphic... they just need to design a decent processor to make a good VFM plarform experience. Spider platform was step in a right direction, only if they had figured out their engine problems (Phenom). :)

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I strongly believe that Hardware is starting to outstrip its software.... I think even basic hardware will suit 80% of most people's needs... Sure this topic is still interesting for geeks like us.

What you're saying is true, but there is still another angle to it. Though it actually doesn't matter which processor you're using for your regular computing, as most of the low-mid-end chips will suffice your needs. But even in low-end you can get picky and look for stuff such as value for money, power consumption and warranty issues (I am not sure how good AMD's support system overall is, but here in India I've had extraordinarily good experience with Intel).

So right now, except AMD's tricore chips (whenever AMD sorts out shipping issues)... Intel fares much better on most of the fronts. Offcourse, AMD now has good base with awesome mobo chipsets and onboard graphic... they just need to design a decent processor to make a good VFM plarform experience. Spider platform was step in a right direction, only if they had figured out their engine problems (Phenom). :)

Sorry about double post... admins, please trash this post.

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Poll already explained that Intel is the favourites of most of people. I also like Intel because this come with the reliability and stability with that they also provide great after sales service as well.

So my vote is in favour of Intel only.

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