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Intel or AMD?

Total: 41 votes (3 blank votes)

  • Intel
  • 56 %
  • AMD
  • 45 %
April 27, 2012 1:26:50 PM

Please can everyone answer this poll.

It is out of my own curiosity that I want to know!

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April 27, 2012 1:30:52 PM

If the question is who is better at the moment (It depends on the question.) Then Intel hands down.
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April 27, 2012 1:32:04 PM

Your post borders on trolling.

Also, in what context? Are you asking what we use? Or, are you asking which company is better in our opinion, or maybe which CPU's are better, or....?
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April 27, 2012 1:52:07 PM

aunt jemima is better because they make pancakes
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April 27, 2012 1:53:44 PM

neon neophyte said:
aunt jemima is better because they make pancakes


My vote was for Pepsi Co since they make Dorritos, but you have a point.
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April 27, 2012 1:55:35 PM

87ninefiveone said:
My vote was for Pepsi Co since they make Dorritos, but you have a point.


coke runs more efficient and has better benchmarks in crysis!
April 27, 2012 1:57:48 PM

87ninefiveone said:
Your post borders on trolling.

Also, in what context? Are you asking what we use? Or, are you asking which company is better in our opinion, or maybe which CPU's are better, or....?


Trolling?

It's a simple question... I just want to know what the percentage is.
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April 27, 2012 2:09:53 PM

you havent specified in what space do we prefer either company

are we talking cpu in our main rigs? are we talking laptops? are we talking gpus? wth are you asking
April 27, 2012 2:14:31 PM

neon neophyte said:
you havent specified in what space do we prefer either company

are we talking cpu in our main rigs? are we talking laptops? are we talking gpus? wth are you asking


Laptops/desktops/servers ....

Intel don't make GPU's to match AMD's range, this is just a simple question as to what people prefer.

I've had both myself, and I would use AMD again, if I ever needed a machine that I didn't intend on using for hardcore gaming.
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April 27, 2012 2:15:32 PM

your question is too broad. mod needs to shut this thread down
April 27, 2012 2:18:42 PM

neon neophyte said:
your question is too broad. mod needs to shut this thread down


Do you prefer McDonalds or do you prefer Subway?

Tea or coffee? Chicken or beef?

I really don't see where the confusion is.
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April 27, 2012 2:21:46 PM

I answered it based on the next cpu I buy, since I already have an AM3+ board, waiting for Piledriver
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April 27, 2012 2:36:54 PM

fine, amd makes better gpus. i prefer them
April 27, 2012 2:56:42 PM

neon neophyte said:
fine, amd makes better gpus. i prefer them


AMD definitely makes better GPUs than Intel, no doubt about that :) 
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April 27, 2012 3:50:58 PM

Although I have AMD in my computer I voted Intel since they have better processors, I really don't prefer either company, just who ever gives me better price/performance for the build and tasks I'll be doing.
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April 27, 2012 7:28:51 PM

graemevermeulen said:
Do you prefer McDonalds or do you prefer Subway?

Tea or coffee? Chicken or beef?

I really don't see where the confusion is.


Subway, tea, beef, Pepsi in US, Coke in Saudi Arabia (Pepsi quality control is terrible here), Intel.
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April 27, 2012 7:47:27 PM

graemevermeulen said:
Do you prefer McDonalds or do you prefer Subway?

Tea or coffee? Chicken or beef?

I really don't see where the confusion is.


you didnt ask which we prefer, you asked which is better. If you meant to ask which we prefer you are 100% trolling and should f off
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April 27, 2012 7:52:59 PM

In case everybody has forgotten AMD announced several months ago that they would no longer be competing for desktop CPU superiority. The reasons are as obvious as the answer to the poll.
April 27, 2012 8:50:31 PM

You would think the bulldozer which is a 8 core would beat it no problem. At 3.60GHz for each core that’s 8x3.6GHz= 28.8GHz total. And there are patches, they found many mistakes before release and fixed it with some patch so all the cores work.
I don't know I am still on a single core.
Wondering if a bulldozer can beat i7 sandy or even a ivy socket 1155.
I doubt it beats the intel 2011 cpu's most of those are 6 cores and they do cost a lot.(pretty much overkill (maybe).
April 27, 2012 9:03:35 PM

Kalashnikov, 100 million users worldwide can't all be wrong.
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April 27, 2012 9:17:02 PM

I love AMD and was a proper fanboi when they took the fight to the incumbent with the K7 and K8.

But I will never buy an AMD CPU today because they are simply not as good. Nowhere near, no room for debate.

An AMD graphics card, for sure, because they are properly competitive. But today in the CPU space, their products are downright, demonstrably, inferior.
April 27, 2012 9:36:34 PM

AMD 1090T is what I have, but I'd prefer an Intel 3960X.
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April 27, 2012 9:38:29 PM

I've always liked AMD ever since my first K6-2. Even when they fell behind with 65nm (they were at the height of their arrogance in pushing that back and selling a fab) I still felt like they were trying to move in the right direction. Unfortunately I feel that Bulldozer was too far in the wrong direction. Poor IPC, huge caches with poor latency and thus poor performance per die space, and generally significantly worse in in almost every area other thank clock speed compared to their previous Stars Cores. In short almost a repeat of the Pentium 4. Sacking Dirk seemed like a dumb move to me and along with other moves leaves me questioning AMDs future. I'll leave out the "FX" marketing rant :p 

Anyway it depends on what you're doing. If you're going for a low end laptop or HPC definitely AMD for their fusion architecture. Once you add in a dedicated GPU though it's hard to argue for AMD. In the desktop space though an Intel system is better for productivity and for gaming once you pair it with a dedicated GPU. For light gaming or HTPCs though AMD fusion has it's place. AMD FX not so much.
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April 28, 2012 3:24:36 PM

dyno_05 said:
You would think the bulldozer which is a 8 core would beat it no problem. At 3.60GHz for each core that’s 8x3.6GHz= 28.8GHz total. And there are patches, they found many mistakes before release and fixed it with some patch so all the cores work.
I don't know I am still on a single core.
Wondering if a bulldozer can beat i7 sandy or even a ivy socket 1155.
I doubt it beats the intel 2011 cpu's most of those are 6 cores and they do cost a lot.(pretty much overkill (maybe).


Core speeds aren't addative. 8 cores at 3.6GHz is just that, 8 independant CPU's each running at 3.6GHz (really technically 4 CPU's in the case of Bulldozer).

On a more serious note from what I posted earlier about Dorritos, does it really matter what CPU you choose above a certain threshold these days? Sure Intel is technically (and reallistically) better, but for all intensive purposes most modern CPU's are so powerful that you'll never really take advantage of their power anyways. To the average home user there would be zero difference between an FX and a Core CPU. Even for enthusiast gamers the differences come down to GPU more than anything else.

I like Intel myself for what amounts to marketing brainwashing back in the Pentium hey days, but reallistically I should have saved myself a couple hundred and gone AMD as it would have still accomplished everything I need at a lower price point. Score one for Intel's marketing I guess.
April 28, 2012 3:39:06 PM

I like Intel...always have. That said, I also like AMD....and always have. I regularly recommend AMD's APUs to those looking for budget or entry-level systems where an iGPU is more than sufficient purely because the Celerons are horridly gimped processors. Sure, they're cheaper....but they're still not worth the money. If I'm doing a quote for a high-end system, I can't recommend AMD's FX line in clear conscience due to the high power consumption. If AMD could get the power consumption under control, it'd be a different story, but at current the performance per watt of Bulldozer is absolutely horrid.
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April 28, 2012 3:42:51 PM

ewood said:
you didnt ask which we prefer, you asked which is better. If you meant to ask which we prefer you are 100% trolling and should f off


Exactly what I was thinking.
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