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What do you use? AMD or Intel or something else?

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What do you use? AMD or Intel or something else?

Total: 25 votes (2 blank votes)

  • AMD
  • 44 %
  • Intel
  • 57 %
  • IBM PowerPC
  • 0 %
  • Apple Intel
  • 0 %
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September 18, 2011 8:08:42 AM

I don't know if this should be here or in CPU components, but its only about what is used by you, everyday users, including myself.

I also plane to post one on what CPU... later


So, what is it?


I have not used AMD ever, but was there time when AMD had an edge over Intel?

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September 18, 2011 8:26:29 AM

the tme when AMD had a performance edge over intel came to a sudden end when Intel ditched Netburst chips and launched Core 2 chips... I have never been a fan of AMD not because they are better or worse, just always been an intel user
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September 18, 2011 8:28:53 AM

BTW, remember yet what was your first CPU?

Mine was Pentium lll @ 400 MHz :)  I wonder how it would do today in video encode...
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September 18, 2011 8:30:54 AM

ulysses35 said:
I have never been a fan of AMD not because they are better or worse, just always been an intel user




I agree. What year that happened?
September 18, 2011 8:37:38 AM

I never owned an intel CPU, but used them on a lot of occasions...

My first CPU was an AMD 486DX
September 18, 2011 9:10:15 AM

There should have been an other for Arm, Via, Sun/Oracle/Fujitsu, etc.

1st Desktop CPU: Zilog Z80

1st CPU Used: PDP-11 CPU (don't know if it had a fancy name like the current ones do)

Favorite: Alpha 21264C
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September 18, 2011 12:37:21 PM

My First one was the Intel 286.......:) 
Then the 386......... and then the 486......
After that the Jump was to a Pentium III Tulatin.... 1.1GHz (OC'd) using a Asus Mobo. Then a Lynfield.
But After that it's been AMD all the Way till date..... 4400+,965BE,555BE,550....
The funny thing is I never keep Intel stuff for too long a year max, whereas I have all my AMD stuff on and functional 24X7X365......
September 18, 2011 1:33:27 PM

I have PCs with both Intel and AMD, why there is no such option?
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September 18, 2011 1:35:57 PM

Good question, pepe2907....
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September 18, 2011 2:35:40 PM

first CPU... lol if we are talking any computer then it was a trusy old 6502 in my Atari 800XL. First "Proper" cpu was a Celeron 1.0ghz.... I was naive and bought a PC bundle - within 6 months it was gone and I had my first home build around a Northwood 2.8 ghz....
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September 18, 2011 2:41:29 PM

ulysses35 said:
first CPU... lol if we are talking any computer then it was a trusy old 6502 in my Atari 800XL. First "Proper" cpu was a Celeron 1.0ghz.... I was naive and bought a PC bundle - within 6 months it was gone and I had my first home build around a Northwood 2.8 ghz....




I build my own after win98 crashed, and guy charged me $80 to erase everything.

I taught to myself, I can do it too. Ever since...
September 18, 2011 3:36:05 PM

I don't have a 6502 /but if I am not wrong I have a "modernized" 6502 architecture processor in my phone :) / , although I used computer with an analog at time. But I still have a Zilog Z80 in a box with old electronic parts :) 
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September 18, 2011 4:25:00 PM

You buy a AMD processor if price/performance is your main criteria and you buy Intel if just performance is your main criteria.

I am also a fan of the Z80 and Z280 it is a shame that IBM chose Intel rather than Zilog.
September 18, 2011 5:08:39 PM

My first processor was a p4 2.4ghz, maybe 6 years ago. Started building pc's about a year and a half ago as a hobby and sell them after a few months and have only used intel cpu's, (e6300, 2 x q6600, qx9650, i7 870, i7 950). Intel cpus have a better reputation and sell easier in my experience (combination of performance and advertising maybe).

Am looking forward to AMD's bulldozer cpus and will hpefully be my first AMD build if they have good performance.
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September 18, 2011 5:09:58 PM

Intel i5 750 here. Chips I have used since the days of the P3 are a P3 500MHz, Celeron 700, Athlon 950MHz, Sempron 2800+, Athlon 3500+, E6600, and finally my i5. I am a fan of AMD, but obviously I use whatever is best in my budget. I've had even more chips like P2, K6s, etc, but I had to draw a line somewhere...

Are you sure you had a P3-400? I remember when the P3s came out and the "controversy" they had. They were identical to the P2 in every way but added SSE support. This didn't matter as we didn't have any software that could use SSE. The slowest P3 was the 450MHz. I benched it against my P2-450 and found they performed the same. I've never heard of a 400. Anyone have any links?

Edited for frequency error.
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September 18, 2011 5:23:59 PM

Both. I rocked my AMD for years until last year when I got a crazy good deal for an Intel 960.

My main uses the Intel 960. Second computer uses AMD 7750, third uses amd 5200, fourth uses amd 5020e. Oh, and my Qualcomm CPU. Does that count? =)

Need more options on the poll. =)
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September 18, 2011 5:30:58 PM

The wiki link doesn't contain anything about a 400MHz P3, but the second one does. Look like its not like the slot ones I was thinking about. Its listed as a low power version of the P3. I would assume this is similar to those 1.2 and 1.3GHz P4s that came out after the launch 1.4-1.7GHz chips. Looks like I learned something today.

No, I don't change that often. Or I guess maybe I do? My upgrade cycles have slowed in recent times because even the E6600 was fast enough for me. The only reason I upgraded the to the I5 750 is I found a deal and a roommate needed a new computer. I guess I should just become a console gamer, be cheaper right?
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September 18, 2011 5:52:07 PM

Right, on the right it says it started on frequency 400MHz - 1.4GHz
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