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AMD VS Intel. Which One Do You Like?

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  • Intel

    15 78.95%
  • AMD

    4 21.05%
  1. #1


    Kolkata, India
    Posts : 127
    Windows® 8.1 Pro 64-Bit

    AMD VS Intel. Which One Do You Like?


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  2. #2


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    I like the Price of AMDs, but they sometimes require 500 Watt and above power supplies. Both of my main systems have Socket AM2s, Athlon 4200/4400+'s. I had a Gateway laptop with a core duo, I liked it, it was very fast when using a Hybrid Drive and Windows 7. But the power block went bad and I can't recharge the battery anymore. If I can find a whole new MB for it I may fix it. I also have a Core Duo on a Gigabyte board, I may take the chip out and stick it into a Dell Precision 370 workstation I have. I could probably stick it into an eTower I have as well, I think it's the same socket.

    Usually when I buy brand new I go for AMD/Asus combos, but if I can find a used i3 or i7 I'll certainly build a system around those. The Price of new Intel chips constrains me from ever buying a brand new chip.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 17
    [Genuine Custom Microsoft DOS 5.0 16Bit] & [Genuine Custom Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit]


    Well you will know me when I say I would prefer either.

    AMD INTEL
    INTEL AMD

    I never had an opportunity to own an AMD.
    Just by pure chance that I have INTEL.
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  4. #4


    I have no loyalty. i pick the one which generally performs the best for a reasonable price. I've owned quite a number of AMD's and Intels over the years. Since the release of the Core 2 Duo, I've been going Intel every time. Performance is better, price is reasonable. The Core i3/5/7 has done nothing but improve over time. If I needed an 8 core rig with integrated graphics, I would go AMD, but I don't need that. I'd almost always have a discreet graphics card.
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  5. #5


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    AMD all the way for me. My laptop has a 2.3 GHz AMD A10-4600M Quad Core, my main desktop has a 3.7 GHz AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition, and my other desktop PC has an 2.6 GHz AMD Athlon II X4 620. I just ordered a new laptop for my wife and it has a 2.1GHz AMD A6-4455M Processor in it.
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  6. #6


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Phenom's are great, I wish I had one!
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  7. #7


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    I like the Price of AMDs, but they sometimes require 500 Watt and above power supplies. Both of my main systems have Socket AM2s, Athlon 4200/4400+'s. I had a Gateway laptop with a core duo, I liked it, it was very fast when using a Hybrid Drive and Windows 7. But the power block went bad and I can't recharge the battery anymore. If I can find a whole new MB for it I may fix it. I also have a Core Duo on a Gigabyte board, I may take the chip out and stick it into a Dell Precision 370 workstation I have. I could probably stick it into an eTower I have as well, I think it's the same socket.

    Usually when I buy brand new I go for AMD/Asus combos, but if I can find a used i3 or i7 I'll certainly build a system around those. The Price of new Intel chips constrains me from ever buying a brand new chip.
    My laptop is ASUS and my two desktop PC's have ASUS socket AM3+ motherboards. I bought the first one as a bare bones kit and slowly upgraded it. Eventually I had enough parts for a second PC and the bare bones got reassembled as a spare. I game on my main desktop and the second desktop see's light duty as a media PC.
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  8. #8


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Can an AM3 be put on a motherboard which is made for an AM2? That may be my next step. I don't need ultrafast performance on this machine here, because I use it to pay bills and do facebook and here. I built this system brand new 6 years ago, and it's lasted the longest of any system I've ever made. I only have 2 GB of mismatched dual ram, but it's still relatively fast, and faster than 7 was when I had that installed. What surprises me is how fast my second system is, it's much faster than this one, 3 GB of totally mismatched DDR2 ramsticks, and the CPU is only a 4200+, where I have a 4400+ in this one. But the score is still much higher in that machine than in this one.

    But the differences are, this machine has been upgraded from Windows 7, while that machine was a fresh install of 8. It's actually a much better motherboard than this one, it's an Asus NodusN made for HP, so the BIOS is stripepd to nothing, you can't modify it at all, except for boot order. On this one, I can overclock to 7% which is what I am doing now, and that system is STILL faster.

    I have a core duo on a motherboard I can't use, and I'm intending to stick that chip on one of two Intel systems I have, one with a Celeron, one with a Pentium D. The Celeron system is in a great box, but the Pentium D system is in a hacked up old Dell Workstation case.

    This system here, is an an old MSI M-Box case, it used to have a socket 741 Athlon board in it, but that board failed, so I stuck this M2N in instead. I used to buy all MSI stuff, but I've never had a motherboard I bought from them last longer than 2 years, they all fry quickly.
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  9. #9


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    Can an AM3 be put on a motherboard which is made for an AM2? That may be my next step. I don't need ultrafast performance on this machine here, because I use it to pay bills and do facebook and here. I built this system brand new 6 years ago, and it's lasted the longest of any system I've ever made. I only have 2 GB of mismatched dual ram, but it's still relatively fast, and faster than 7 was when I had that installed. What surprises me is how fast my second system is, it's much faster than this one, 3 GB of totally mismatched DDR2 ramsticks, and the CPU is only a 4200+, where I have a 4400+ in this one. But the score is still much higher in that machine than in this one.

    But the differences are, this machine has been upgraded from Windows 7, while that machine was a fresh install of 8. It's actually a much better motherboard than this one, it's an Asus NodusN made for HP, so the BIOS is stripepd to nothing, you can't modify it at all, except for boot order. On this one, I can overclock to 7% which is what I am doing now, and that system is STILL faster.

    I have a core duo on a motherboard I can't use, and I'm intending to stick that chip on one of two Intel systems I have, one with a Celeron, one with a Pentium D. The Celeron system is in a great box, but the Pentium D system is in a hacked up old Dell Workstation case.

    This system here, is an an old MSI M-Box case, it used to have a socket 741 Athlon board in it, but that board failed, so I stuck this M2N in instead. I used to buy all MSI stuff, but I've never had a motherboard I bought from them last longer than 2 years, they all fry quickly.
    I don't think so, ASUS will have a list of supported CPU's for that motherboard in the downloads section. You can put an AM2 CPU in an AM3 socket but not the other way around, as far as I know. You have to watch the wattage. My M2N68 will only support 95 watt processors while my M4N68 is good up to 125 watt.
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  10. #10


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    I think mine can accommodate AM3's, I only got the AM2 cos it was 80 bucks as opposed to 150 bucks the the next processor up.

    What I really need is a new case for the HP system, cos the MB on that has 6 Sata slots and I'm using 3 of them plus and IDE drive. I've got 4 hard drives mounted in the M2N case, but there's plenty of room in there.
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