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Old 12-23-2011, 01:54 AM   #1
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Cool AMD's APU or Intel's Core i7 ?


If I want to custom-make a new desktop PC, AMD APU or Intel Core i7 is better for Linux?

My objective is for multimedia and internet.
 
Old 12-23-2011, 05:03 AM   #2
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U don't need an I7 for Facebook. Get an I3 or a decent dual core amd
 
Old 12-23-2011, 07:12 AM   #3
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invest for future.
 
Old 12-23-2011, 03:15 PM   #4
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Currently the linux support for that AMD is somewhat limited where the core I7 is pretty stable.

and I have an AMD A6 and a core i7

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Old 12-23-2011, 09:38 PM   #5
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APU has built-in GPU, no need graphic card.
Does Linux support that?
 
Old 12-24-2011, 04:37 PM   #6
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I have seen posts that suggest that the AMD drivers are to be used in place of the supplied distro's drivers.
 
Old 12-26-2011, 12:52 PM   #7
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What is better, a Rolls-Royce or a Daewoo?

Compaing an intel i7 to an AMD 'A' Series CPU is like that...they are in very different price ranges. You can get a whole AMD 'A' series CPU + motherboard + RAM for less than the cost of the lowest level desktop i7....
 
Old 12-26-2011, 04:25 PM   #8
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What is better, a Rolls-Royce or a Daewoo?

Compaing an intel i7 to an AMD 'A' Series CPU is like that...they are in very different price ranges. You can get a whole AMD 'A' series CPU + motherboard + RAM for less than the cost of the lowest level desktop i7....
I can't agree with you more, when I built my computer I wanted the best for my money so got AMD
 
Old 12-26-2011, 05:21 PM   #9
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What is better, a Rolls-Royce or a Daewoo?
Hop on to any one of the many Daewoo forums to get your answer
 
Old 12-26-2011, 07:26 PM   #10
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AMD Phenom II is still a good choice
 
Old 12-26-2011, 11:25 PM   #11
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I'm using the Phenom II 6-core 1090T. I can't imagine needing to upgrade for a LONG time. Compiling Libreoffice in 20 minutes is pretty impressive.
 
Old 12-27-2011, 03:47 PM   #12
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1090 pretty darn good but the core i7 is still more goodererrr.
 
Old 12-27-2011, 08:06 PM   #13
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1090 pretty darn good but the core i7 is still more goodererrr.
yep & intel memory in some mob's is expandable to 24gigs, but with AMD I can build 2 computers for less than I could 1 intel.
 
Old 12-27-2011, 10:20 PM   #14
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how about VIA CPU?
 
Old 12-27-2011, 10:48 PM   #15
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how about VIA CPU?
Good for embedded computers and fanless machines. I wouldn't consider it for anything else at this time.
 
  


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