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Old 12-05-2007, 05:19 AM   #1
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Smile INTEL OR AMD Processor ? and what's the different ?

INTEL OR AMD Processor ? and what's the different ?

Intel quad core cpu vs AMD quad core cpu ?

Intel pentium 4 1.6f cpu vs AMD Sempron 2800+ ??

Will you spend more money to invest in INTEL cpu than AMD's CPU ?

WHY ???
Old 12-05-2007, 07:45 AM   #2
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AMD quad core currently has an issue.. this posting just showed up on slashdot today..

I'd wait till the next CPU revision before buying a quad core AMD at this point..
yes there are workarounds and patches to address the issue.. but...
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AMD's initial dual-core CPU's were much better than those from Intel. Mainly due to much lower power consumption (and heat!), performance taken into consideration of price, and true 64-bit memory addressing (important for servers). The Opteron server-class CPU's were much more competitive than Intel's Xeons of the time. The reduced heat output made them particularly popular with the 1U "pizza box" rackmount servers.

The current round of quad-core CPU's definitely seems to have Intel's choices coming out on top, from everything I've seen. They overclock beautifully, on average, and have had less compatibility problems overall.

If you absolutely have to buy something now I probably would have to recommend an Intel Core2 Quad Q6600.

Or, you could wait and see what happens in the first quarter of 2008...
Old 12-17-2007, 02:18 AM   #4
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Have had both and while I love my current Intel Duo Core I had many fewer problems with the AMD Duo Core. I will be looking to replace my Intel with the AMD in the future but for now I will keep on with the Intel.
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I would pick AMD Athlon64 X2 processors over Intel Core 2 Duo. The reason, I sometimes get hangs upon booting up Linux on an Intel Core 2 Duo (T7300). Also Intel Core 2 Duo can not run 64-bit programs well as AMD Athlon64 X2 processors.

My next system will be AMD, but it will be dual-core versions. I do not have money to buy a complete AMD system at this time even though they are a lot cheaper.

It is a shame that the K10 processors did not do to well and they seem they are still in the prototype stage.

If your present system is a Pentium 4 1.6 GHz, then any system you buy AMD or Intel will be extremely fast compared to that. An AMD Sempron will beat a Pentium 4 1.6 GHz easily and consume a lot less power.
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I choose AMD, more to the quality : prices where it's all reaosnable for me to choose an AMD platform more than Intel Platform, even the quality benchmark between two merk is now held by Intel Pentium.
But for what I see, the price is main issue, and the quality that is what i questioned here, for what quality such as that, I use my SUSE 10.1 on AMD sempron 1800+ on socket 754 and RAM 1 GB, and it runs very smooth than if using a windows XP SP2, and frankly doing the samething watch anime, write a report, listening to mp3, and play a refreshing games (in win freecell, in Linux there's so much so I can't remember what I've played)...
Quality like Quad core, to me is a wasted technology if u're doing the same thing to me.......
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Originally Posted by farslayer View Post
AMD quad core currently has an issue.. this posting just showed up on slashdot today..

I'd wait till the next CPU revision before buying a quad core AMD at this point..
yes there are workarounds and patches to address the issue.. but...
This was on Tom's hardware December 19. The Phenom is bugged. They are faster but only by about 10% more than an X2. If you look at the price difference you'll understand why this is a raw deal. It's referred to as the "L3 TLD bug" by the guy on Tom's hardware:

(second paragraph)

AMD will get it together. It's a brand new chip architecture. At least the initial release is functional. I just feel sorry for the people that buy them. I smell a class action...

The good news is if you have an enthusiast AM2 board (typically with the AMD 790FX chipset you are good) that can handle 105 watts, you can pop your old cpu out and plug one of these in, once they get it right, supposedly. The BIOS has to be pretty recent. If it's more than a few months old, and there's no new version available, you are SOL.

Up to 3 video cards with that chipset. Nasty...

Also there is a linux workaround already making it's way up the kernel tree 8)


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