Which is better when it comes to a processor?

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  1. snowmann79

    snowmann79 New Member

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    Is it a Intel or a AMD Athlon. I am looking for a new computer and would like to know. thanks
     
  2. Fee

    Fee Boba Fett Likes the Nips

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    what you want to do?
     
  3. sowapowa

    sowapowa New Member

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    AMD is better.

    Intel runs hotter. AMD has a superior architecture (64-bit). AMD single core's are better than Intel's and AMD's dual cores are better as well.
     
  4. snowmann79

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    I am going for a new computer and dont know where to go. I would like it to have a tv tuner in it. where should i go?
     
  5. sowapowa

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    Do you want to build your own computer or just buy a full system?

    If you want to build it yourself, Monarchcomputers is an online retailer that does mobo+cpu combos. Fry's electronics is the best brick and motor place if you don't do online shopping.

    You can easily purchase a tv tuner and place it in a PCI slot and install drivers.

    Just go dell if you want a full system. Google for coupons and buy when you see a good deal - usually in the small business section.
     
  6. kingtoad

    kingtoad OT Supporter

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    No. It completely depends on what the focus of his computing will be. Being an AMD guy that I am, I can list several reason why I would build Intel based computers for different functions. AMD has 64 bit architecture, yet, but 64 bit applications are not yet common or standardized.

    And AMD runs hotter than Intel.
     
  7. PFC Lowell

    PFC Lowell Velox et Mortifer

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    I suppose he means prescott runs hotter than venice/newcastle/etc.
     
  8. sowapowa

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    Exactly where does Intel beat AMD?

    If you want any gaming or multimedia you want AMD64. If you want to multitask, you buy an AMD64 dual core. If you want a server, you buy an AMD64 opteron. Hell, the opteron is so damn good and reasonably priced - you can buy it for gaming since it overclocks like crazy.

    Yes, not all software is 64 bit integrated, but why do you think amd64 2.0Ghz beats Intels 3.0Ghz? It's due to the 64-bit architecture. Speed is not everything now-a-days - its how the architecture is set up.
     
  9. nicklovgren

    nicklovgren The only thing that really worried me was the ethe

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    what i always thought is that amd use to be the cheaper alternative. Now they are both priced about the same but amd motherboards are cheaper cuz of the front bus ram or whatever it is.
     
  10. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    Depends what models you're comparing.
     
  11. kingtoad

    kingtoad OT Supporter

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    Well, there you go. You automatically assume he wants this computer for gaming amd multimedia which he didn't even state. You know what assume means? Spell it out.

    There are extensive programs, especially program graphic designers use that can perform much better on an Intel chip.
     
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    nicklovgren The only thing that really worried me was the ethe

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    i just read an artical where they tested an amd and intel dual core processor and the amd won 5 benchmarks and the intel won 1.....:dunno:
     
  14. kingtoad

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    Wrong.

    Most graphic designers prefer Apples PowerPC processor. If they were to choose between AMD and Intel, they would choose Intel as well. For a variety of reasons, including performance, but most likely because Apple is backed by Intel.
     

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