AMD or intel, which one?

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  1. KSNIPPY

    KSNIPPY As lost as i get i will find you

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    building a new computer and cant decide on what kind of processor to go with, i dont intend on spending too much on a processor so im looking at about 200 bucks at the most on one, the cheaper the better. i want a good gaming computer but dont know if multitasking would be that bad on an amd compared to a intel, or visa versa, would gaming be noticeably less on an intel? any suggestions:x:
     
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    You could go Intel Penitum M if you want the absolute best for gaming. CPU's are less than $200 for a 730, and if you buy a P4P800-SE and a CT-479, costs are still very low.
     
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    KSNIPPY As lost as i get i will find you

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    ha thats almost the exact search i did on newegg, and ive read a good bit of reviews on there.
    from the reviews i have read theres not that much comparison between them, yeah some people list some better things but theyre just the normal things about how multitasking and gaming abilities are different on the two.
    i guess i just need someone to list me reasons why one would be better than the other:dunno:
     
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    Yeah, it probably wont make a bigger deal either way. Personally I like AMD, cheaper prices for better performance generally.
     
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    yeah im also somewhat of an amd fan, i currently have an old athlon xp2000 on this machine, i just wondered if making the switch over to intel would be worth it.
     
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    thanks alot:bigthumb:
    this will definately be helpful
     
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    dammit ski, that's what I was gonna post :hs:

    ksnippy: it seems that in your price range the AMD Athlon 64 3200+ or 3500+ (Venice cores) are the best bang for the buck. I myself have a 3500+ arriving tomorrow along with some other goodies I've been wanting to get for a while.
     
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    KSNIPPY As lost as i get i will find you

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    yeah those are the two i have been looking at

    my mind is pretty well made up on the 3500+
     
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    :hsd:

    :love:
     
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    ummm... no. the Opteron 146 owns Pentium M and costs much less. The best gaming cpu's all say AMD on them.
     
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    I was playing around with that tool (http://www23.tomshardware.com/) and I was surprised how much better an equivalent a64 3k vs a p4 3k would perform under gaming tests :eek5:
     
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    If you can get one that does 3GHz+ on air maybe, @ 2.7GHz my beat any AMD CPU up to 3GHz.
     
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    I may be a radical nut but, everything I've done on my 1ghz Athlon was always faster than my 2.4ghz P4 :dunno:. I will readily admit I'm too lazy to run benchmarks on them, but from everyday usage performing the same tasks the amd always finished first. I'd never buy an Intel chip for a Desktop again..
     
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    if I did things like video edditing, or multi tasking with office, I would use Intel. Amd benchmarks better for gaming and such, and thats the kind of user I am
     
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    There is just as much riding on the quality of the motherboard as on the CPU. Keep in mind that motherboards transmit billions of electrical pulses every second across wires as thin as a hair and just as close to each other. Radio interference is a big performance drain when you're talking about that level of precision.

    That said, the general way things work is Intel CPUs have more ports than AMD CPUs for pulling in and spitting out data, but those ports are slower. Intels are better for doing a bunch of easy tasks at once, like a bunch of documents and websites, whereas AMDs are better for doing a couple of hard tasks like running games or video/audio recording.
     
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    i'm not trying to be a dick but you completly full of shit. intel has more 'ports' wtf?
     
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    WTF???? :ugh2:

    Intels NetBurst Arcictecture has more and longer 'pipelines' than Althon 64's however AMDs are definately not faster at harder tasks. A64s are better at games for most parts, but definately not better at video/audio recording/editing,etc.
     

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