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Poll: which is the best processor maker company

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What is the best proccessor maker company?

Total: 67 votes (10 blank votes)

  • AMD
  • 20 %
  • Intel
  • 76 %
  • PowerPC
  • 4 %
  • ARM
  • 2 %
April 8, 2012 11:08:26 PM

which one?
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April 9, 2012 12:06:52 AM

lmao powerpc and arm...no nvidia?
April 9, 2012 12:08:21 AM

amuffin said:
lmao powerpc and arm...no nvidia?




lol i know i just put powerpc because of their presence in mac for a while. and i put arm because of their mobile processors.
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April 9, 2012 12:09:38 AM

You aren't very specific though..x86 cpu? Best cpu as in what? You aren't specifiying a need such as gaming, efficiency, etc.
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April 9, 2012 1:39:21 AM

I vote for VIA.
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April 9, 2012 2:00:34 AM

I feel a flame thread of AMD vs Intel a brewin.....
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April 9, 2012 2:08:59 AM

Where is Loongson?
April 9, 2012 2:10:44 AM

Pyree said:
Where is Loongson?



I only put the more known ones.
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April 9, 2012 2:43:06 AM

Useless thread, not worthy of Tom's. Mods need to close it before the fanboys get here.
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April 9, 2012 2:44:38 AM

Pyree said:
Where is Loongson?


I don't think we can count Loongson since it is a Chinese only CPU made because the Chinese cannot get current gen CPUs. When IB is out I think they will be able to get Nehalem or something.

Plus its x86 emulation, much like IA-64 (Itanium).
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April 9, 2012 2:46:25 AM

anort3 said:
Useless thread, not worthy of Tom's. Mods need to close it before the fanboys get here.


I think we can let it go. I will watch it but if it does turn into a flame-a-thon I will close it.

Still not seeing any votes for PowerPC or ARM yet.

BTW, a vote for ARM is technically a vote for nVidia since nVidias CPUs are ARM based, like Samsungs and Qualcomms.
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April 9, 2012 2:51:48 AM

This thread has potential, but I have a feeling we may need to get the popcorn ready, lol.
April 9, 2012 2:57:24 AM

AMD>INTEL
AMD offers more cores!
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April 9, 2012 3:14:20 AM

heckers said:
AMD>INTEL
AMD offers more cores!


And Intel performs better; except for some highly multi-threaded applications like POV-Ray, video encoding using H.264 codec, and 3D Max.
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April 9, 2012 3:29:37 AM

jaguarskx said:
And Intel performs better; except for some highly multi-threaded applications like POV-Ray, video encoding using H.264 codec, and 3D Max.

SO IT BEGINS!



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April 9, 2012 3:50:52 AM

heckers said:
AMD>INTEL
AMD offers more cores!


Hah. Or are you serial?

Sitll more cores does not equal better. Most apps barely use 4 cores let alone 8. Thats why I went with a 2500K instead of a 2600K.

Still, one vote for PowerPC.....
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April 9, 2012 3:52:47 AM

Umm...where be SPARC?
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April 9, 2012 4:04:34 AM

^ Yea, SPARC dude.
Otherwise Intel FTW.
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April 9, 2012 5:01:13 AM

gamerk316 said:
Umm...where be SPARC?


He must not know. Then again SPARC is in a niche market, unlike x86, PowerPC (has been in DT, consoles etc) or ARM (mainly smartphones but still has been in many places).
April 9, 2012 12:45:19 PM

Still no votes for ARM.
April 9, 2012 12:49:33 PM

Where is VIA? XD
Oh well, I feel that intel is "the best" but AMD comes close.
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April 9, 2012 12:52:15 PM

This question is worded poorly. "Which is the best processor maker company" is not the same as "which company makes the best processor". The latter one is easy to answer - Intel. The first one is vague to say the least. How do you measure it?
April 9, 2012 1:07:50 PM

amdcpus said:
lol i know i just put powerpc because of their presence in mac for a while. and i put arm because of their mobile processors.


Yeah I was tempted to put powerpc myself because my old imac g3 graphite still cranks after 12 years, I love those old powerpc macs, but I had to go intel, its all I'll buy now, even my first intel which was a pentium 4 prescott 3.4ghz which I still use now, plays mod warfare 1 and doom3 awesome with a 6670 radeon and 2 gb of ram
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April 9, 2012 1:15:55 PM

Seems you could just google market share percentage and get the same results.
April 9, 2012 1:21:50 PM

Lets start a war, here is the deal :
I am a amd fan boy, but i hate it when people think arm is good.
I will vote for x86.
x86 is awesome.
It is the future.
ARM has no place here, ARM is so fragmented, they have quad cores which are slow as hell.
ARM needs to be destroyed.
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April 9, 2012 2:30:24 PM

mitunchidamparam said:
Lets start a war, here is the deal :
I am a amd fan boy, but i hate it when people think arm is good.
I will vote for x86.
x86 is awesome.
It is the future.
ARM has no place here, ARM is so fragmented, they have quad cores which are slow as hell.
ARM needs to be destroyed.

nom nom nom..

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April 9, 2012 5:28:59 PM

ARM is good for cell phones and tablets.
We'll see how the A15 performs for the laptop/desktop next year.

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April 9, 2012 5:46:10 PM

jimmysmitty said:
He must not know. Then again SPARC is in a niche market, unlike x86, PowerPC (has been in DT, consoles etc) or ARM (mainly smartphones but still has been in many places).


Its also the best architecture out of everything listed.
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April 9, 2012 5:58:00 PM

amdcpus said:
Still no votes for ARM.

partially because ARM doesn't make cpus, they just sell the IP rights to others.
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April 9, 2012 5:59:33 PM

intel ftw
April 9, 2012 6:03:23 PM

Also, where is the option for Cyrix?
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April 9, 2012 6:20:45 PM

jaguarskx said:
And Intel performs better; except for some highly multi-threaded applications like POV-Ray, video encoding using H.264 codec, and 3D Max.


Even in some highly threaded software a Core I5 2500K out performs AMDs FX 8120/8150, the more cores just doesn't work when they're so weak. Most 3DS Max benches show I5 doing better for example, Blender too.
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/amd-fx-8120-6100-4100_7.html#sect0


I voted Intel although all 3 of my current PCs have AMD chips, I felt Phenom II was competitive on price until Sandy Bridge came out. Intel clearly has the better architecture and superior manufacturing capabilities, AMD would be SOL if Intel ever decided to make an affordable 6 core part.
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April 9, 2012 7:31:14 PM

alvine said:
intel ftw


Yea pretty much thats where my vote went.
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April 9, 2012 7:54:58 PM

mitunchidamparam said:

ARM has no place here, ARM is so fragmented, they have quad cores which are slow as hell.
ARM needs to be destroyed.


ARM is slow now because they're working in the under 10W range. We need ARM as it's the only viable alternative since AMD has dropped the ball.
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April 9, 2012 11:21:15 PM

loneninja said:
Even in some highly threaded software a Core I5 2500K out performs AMDs FX 8120/8150, the more cores just doesn't work when they're so weak. Most 3DS Max benches show I5 doing better for example, Blender too.
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/amd-fx-8120-6100-4100_7.html#sect0



My comment regarding POV-Ray, video encoding using H.264 codec, and 3D Max are based on the following benchmarks between the Core i5-2500k and FX-8150 from Anandtech.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/288?vs=434

I think there are a couple more apps that the FX-8150 performs better than the Core i5-2500k, but I didn't bother listing them because I don't really care.
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April 9, 2012 11:43:15 PM

Intel because mac uses them and macs are better than everything. I don't really know why but that's what the "get a mac" commercials said so I'm going to do my un-educated apple user part and just go with it ... LOL
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April 10, 2012 12:38:58 AM

cmi86 said:
Intel because mac uses them and macs are better than everything. I don't really know why but that's what the "get a mac" commercials said so I'm going to do my un-educated apple user part and just go with it ... LOL


Pff wow just wow. :pfff:  :pfff: 
April 10, 2012 1:24:22 AM

Anonymous_26 said:
Pff wow just wow. :pfff:  :pfff: 



He uses sarcasm font. you're just not using your heart to see it :) 


For now it would have to be intel, but we are waiting for a new chalenger
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April 10, 2012 1:33:03 AM

Anonymous_26 said:
Pff wow just wow. :pfff:  :pfff: 


Haha c'mon man you actually believed me lol ? I just figured since this is so clearly a flame thread that I would flame !
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April 10, 2012 3:10:29 AM

O ok..I missed that. :ouch: 
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April 10, 2012 6:44:59 AM

Anonymous_26 said:
Yea pretty much thats where my vote went.

AMD GPU and Intel CPU tell me you're doing litecoin/bitcoin :p 

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April 10, 2012 8:01:24 AM

intel is the only company up there that makes the cpus. ARM is just a design and AMD doesn't have fabs. PowerPC isn't even a company, its just IBM's cpu design, IBM being the company that actually makes them.

So intel has to win by default.
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April 10, 2012 8:39:27 AM

esrever said:
intel is the only company up there that makes the cpus. ARM is just a design and AMD doesn't have fabs. PowerPC isn't even a company, its just IBM's cpu design, IBM being the company that actually makes them.

So intel has to win by default.

Clever
!