Which is better? AMD or Intel?

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Bring out the guns. I hope no one is as close minded on this subject as some of my friends. Every time I mention I use Intel they start throwing things at me ^_^'
I'm hoping people can give me an unbiased opinion on which one to go for.

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I have AMD.

So I chose Intel.

  • Feb 20, 2005

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Hands-down AMD. My Opteron 246 (2.0GHz) has been faster in ALL benchmarks I've put it throug than my 3.0GHz P4 and Xeon.

I know someone who essentially runs the St. Louis branch of Charter internet. Before installing some new servers, he benchmarked them. The same povray test that took about 22 minutes on my AMD Opteron took 40 on QUAD Xeons (it wasn't a parallel test, but > 1 CPU still gives it the logical advantage).

  • Feb 20, 2005

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There are some questions that just shouldn't be asked and this is one of them. There is no definitive answer and it can only lead to flaming. Someone close this for the safety of the forums XD .

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Quote by jhujhitiHands-down AMD. My Opteron 246 (2.0GHz) has been faster in ALL
benchmarks I've put it throug than my 3.0GHz P4 and Xeon.
I know someone who essentially runs the St. Louis branch of Charter
internet. Before installing some new servers, he benchmarked them. The
same povray test that took about 22 minutes on my AMD Opteron took 40
on QUAD Xeons (it wasn't a parallel test, but > 1 CPU still gives it
the logical advantage).


huh? could you repeat that in Japanese, i'm sure i'd understand better... XD ok, i'm really not good with computers... :sweat: so, i don't really know, and i certainly don't care... but i think i'm using Intel...

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Quote by Ayamaelso, i don't really know, and i certainly don't care... but i think i'm using Intel...

If you don't know which, you're using Intel :\

  • Feb 20, 2005

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Double post, accidental, unintentional. It won't let me delete this post.. says.. forbidden.. oops.. ohwell.. lol

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  • Feb 20, 2005

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Intel is more or less, on the business side.
AMD is more or less, on the gaming / multimedia side.
Depends what models you compare, but Intel usually beats AMD in business software applications, while AMD beats Intel in gaming and multimedia. I'm not a business person, I'm a gamer, and multimedia man, so AMD takes it for me. Intel is also known for having issues with power consumption and heat producing, while AMD does not (consumes less power and produces less heat).

Intel mainly works/concentrates on core clock speed with their processors, while AMD works on faster/shorter more effecient pipelines and faster more powerful front side bus. I would have said that, Intel would be for the business man, while AMD is for the gamer. But, AMD is known to be cheaper, and more cost effective then the Intel counter part processors, so.. In this case, I would suggest AMD for both the business, gaming, and multimedia aspects.

All of my previous computers had Intel processors. I can't say that I hated them atall, BUT, I can say I didn't like them either. The computer I built just recently is using an AMD processor/mainboard chipset, and I can say that, I don't hate it, I love it. It works really great, was very cheap/cost effective, and is pretty reliable. I voted amd.

(i don't have any links, my operating system crashed, ie, favorites gone.. lol, but you can easily find multiple reference sites with detailed explanations, performance charts, diagnostics, tools, comparisons etc. pc magazine website should have something there if you search. but all places i've been, point to AMD, with proof of it's ability)

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  • Feb 20, 2005
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AMD
If you look into the history between those two companies, you'll see what Intel did to it's processors. >_>

  • Feb 20, 2005
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AMD, without a doubt. I

  • Feb 20, 2005

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Quote by afanAMD
If you look into the history between those two companies, you'll see what Intel did to it's processors. >_>

And what Intel is about to do to someone else's processors (read: alpha). Too bad, really. ALPHA's been the best architecture in the world since it was created, and now Intel has control over it and it's going to go straight down the tubes.

  • Feb 20, 2005
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I am an AMD Person. All together, my preference is based on my current processor(Athlon 64 3200+) I find it runs quite well, and very cool with the sink that comes with it(45deg C). I also hate intel for every creating the evil that is the Celeron processor. Oh well. I don't have much experience with the P4.

  • Feb 20, 2005

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i choose AMD,

Intel just centralize their efforts to give you more GHZ and more power consumption, not the case of AMD that centralize on the performance of their prossesors, then how do you explain that AMD's prossesors running at lower clock speeds it gets equal or better performance than Intel's???(example: Athlon 64 4000+ [running @ 2.4 GHZ] runs better than a P4 @ 3.4 GHZ, watch www.tomshardware.com if you dont believe me)

  • Feb 20, 2005
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Right now, if you are into games and play alot all day, then choose AMD all the way.
Otherwise choose Intel, the new CPUs have arrived as you can probably see some new info on www.hardocp.com about those. They are getting a bigger distance between the AMD CPUs on the hard-tasking processing like Video or Audio enconding...

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Quote by jhujhiti

Quote by Ayamaelso, i don't really know, and i certainly don't care... but i think i'm using Intel...


If you don't know which, you're using Intel :\


HAHA so true yet so sad.

It doesn't matter what you're going to do with it (like everyone keeps proposing... silly nonsense!). AMD chips perform better. And they're less expensive. So what's the catch, you say? silly rabbit, there is no catch. intel tries to make themseves sound better by claiming their chips are more 'compatible with popular software' whatever the hell that means for a processor; i've never noticed a difference.

Something funny i noticed: once you've built your own desktop you go AMD and you stay there because you realize how much better and cheaper they are. if you don't, you must have way too much money to throw around.

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  • Feb 21, 2005

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I like amd but intel is still good for me.

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  • Feb 21, 2005
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I think that AMD is better for normal usage...

If you do a lot of arithmetics, like compression, encoding, decoding, intel is for you...

And I must say the Intel vs AMD, at equal frequency, well... the answer is obvious... Intel takes the lead... And the new generation of Intel Pentium M will be great... at overclocked 2.5 GHZ, it's taking the lead vs P4 Extreme 3.8 and AMD fx-55 4000+ ...

But my choice still go to AMD, quality/price is really better :)

  • Feb 21, 2005

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alright. I guess the general consensus is AMD. So AMD it is for my next upgrade :D

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ba, Intel and AMD do a race "At the fastest"... One day AMD is First in this play, one day, it's Intel... Netherless, Intel was specialist in a couple of calculating, and AMD in over.I have choosen nothing.... If i must make a choice, i choose the cheepest CPU for the same speed...
For this time, i din't change my computer... It doesn't matter who is the fastest...

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  • Feb 21, 2005
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I think that intel is better for performance but AMD is less expensive.
Personally, I have AMD and it's perfect for my use.

  • Feb 21, 2005
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Quote by Dccafdf.... but Intel usually beats AMD in
business software applications....

Not really true, although that's what M$ and Intel want you to believe. Spending 6 month to a year researching the benchmarking of databases, 64-bit technology, and Servers, most of the time AMD kicks Intel. Most of the time, but not all.

For my purposes, I looked for Postgress benchmarcking for the 64-bit CPUs, Intel still lags.

However, there is a cruel catch to all of this. Try finding a high-end server with AMD processors (pre-build), or with dual motherboards, or blade (parallel processing). Far and few to practically nothing. That's the scent of mmonopoloy.

So in a small token, building your own computer, either gamer or high-end server, is still the better way to go (-_^)

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Quote by outofphaseintel tries to make themseves sound better by claiming their
chips are more 'compatible with popular software' whatever the hell
that means for a processor; i've never noticed a difference.

That's because there isn't a difference. All binary applications are compiled for the generic i686 architecture, which is supported identically by both manufacturers. (Well, not identically, AMD chips convert that POS CISC into RISC when they execute, which is what makes AMD so fast.) The difference is in the performance per clock cycle, where AMD wins everywhere except recently versus the Pentium-M, but Pentium-M runs at relatively slow clock rates.

If you plan to use an operating system where you compile your own binaries, you should definitely go AMD again - AMDs i686 extensions are just plain better than Intel's i686 extensions.

Stop telling people that Intel is faster at [insert random task here]. The only thing Intel chips excel in (and this is more-or-less proven solid) are video encoding and things of that nature, and ONLY the models that have giant cache (read: P4 EE, ~$900 for a desktop processor? I don't think so!)

  • Feb 21, 2005
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AMD is cheaper faster and better then intel. All intel is trying to do is tweak there chip to make it faster. Time for them to make Pentium 5 or something.

  • Feb 22, 2005

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