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Old 08-07-2006, 07:47 PM   #1
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Cool AMD or Intel?

Whats faster on a Linux box?
AMD or intel?
Both running 32 bit. The reason im asking is i am thinking of swapping back to intel and was wondering if it is really worth it or grab a AMD Dual core CPU instead. Which will compile faster?
WHat are other users experience?
Old 08-07-2006, 08:36 PM   #2
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I would definately go with either an AMD or an Intel.
Old 08-07-2006, 09:00 PM   #3
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Welcome to LQ. Both AMD and Intel produce quality products, and you won't go wrong with either one. Which chip might be "faster" will depend entirely on exactly what specific CPU you are talking about, as well as exactly what tasks your system handles. Personally, I've purchased both Intel and AMD, and have no complaints at all. I consider AMD to offer a slightly better value for my dollar, however, that's strictly personal opinion.
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I would stay away from intel cpus after the PIII and before the new PIII based (conroe?) cpus due to the heat issues. Other than that compare the bang for the buck. Tomshardware has a cpu chart with most current cpus tested on numerous tasks. At this point I would probably save money on cpu and buy a good HARDWARE (not fakeraid) raid card. On a lot of tasks my PIII with raid0 is almost as fast as my amd 3800+ X2 on sata1.5 regular 7200rpm drive. On the other hand using avidemux (video coversion cpu intensive) with both cpus being used the amd does the job in 1/4 the time.


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Old 08-07-2006, 10:24 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by masonm
I would definately go with either an AMD or an Intel.
I agree.

No seriously. Pick your favorite, this is a very hard thing to judge, and to do it impartially would be almost impossible. AMD is cooler to me, and a lot of times in real life they run cooler. No pun intended. So I go AMD. If your old enough to remember the Blue Men and you thought they were hot, go Intel.
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Thanks ppl
Yeah i know its a personal thing, i think i was just looking for an excuse to waste money and go intel conroe :P But i might just by a dualcore AMD and some more ram for my Nix Box


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