Major differences between AMD and Pentium...

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  1. Lateralus

    Lateralus New Member

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    Is there any? I'm not really looking to start a debate, I'm planning on putting together a computer this summer and I just want to know if one performs better than the other etc.
     
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    Yes, there ARE.
     
  3. Musaca

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    Intel has the 3Ghz
    Amd has the 2.xGhz

    Amd use to run fast & cooler, but I'm unsure if they've been keeping with the times or not.
     
  4. Kent

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    $$$
     
  5. CyberBullets

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    RISC vs CISC ;)
     
  6. M4A1

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    I have heard "pentiums are more stable." Any truth to this?
     
  7. Dopeskills

    Dopeskills Nothing can beat the Hyundai !!!

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    Athlons have more cache and are better for games

    P4s have faster bus speeds and are better for content applications (photoshop) and general purpose stuff.

    Athlons run very hot, but it shouldn't be an issue.
     
  8. Mugatu

    Mugatu Ask me about market research. OT Supporter

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    There are differences but there are also just as big differences between motherboards, videocards, RAM, and other things that will make just as big of a difference.

    What are you going to be using this computer for? Unless you're going to be doing very intensive stuff like the latest games at full-res you probably wont notice any difference.

    I have no idea which is the "best" at the moment but historically AMD has been better at graphics and games while Intel was generally better overall - this could have and probably did change but I have no idea who has the best chips at the moment.
     
  9. georgelb

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    Isn't Intel close to introducing an 800MHz system bus?
     
  10. MR Yasir

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    If you're going to get an AMD, get a board with the NForce 2 chipset. It's the most stable and highest performing chipset I've ever used for an AMD. Right now, my primary computer is a P4 2.53 and it's been running great for the last few months. The only problem is that I have noticed it being slower than my Athlon XP2100+ was.
     
  11. Mister Mac'

    Mister Mac' Av: Daniela Denby-Ashe in Torchwood S1Ep7

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    :bigthumb: Looks like I made a good choice then :o (I bought an XP 2400+ with ASUS A7N266-VMAL yesterday :cool: )

    CPU temp is 95F at idle, and it's almost silent (running case fans @ 5V and CPU fan on med. speed) My P4 2.4 on the other hand... :hs: I reckon it's reaching ~50dB easily :( (it has 8 fans though :o)
     
  12. CompiledMonkey

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    Seeing these fast computers makes me miss using my desktop. :( My laptop has as much RAM and a faster CPU (1.7ghz P4), but my desktop kills it in any type of test (XP 1800+). Not to mention the 19" flat screen monitor.
     
  13. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    Yep, it all comes down to budget and application. If I build a new computer this summer (which I might, depends on money and such), I'll probably go with Intel. Reason being that Linux was originally developed on Intel, and therefore it's much easier to find Linux distros and precompiled software (not that I use much, but on occaision it can be handy) for Intel machines.
     

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