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Intel vs AMD

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What's your preference?

Total: 83 votes (18 blank votes)

  • Intel exclusively
  • 17 %
  • Prefer Intel, but would consider AMD
  • 54 %
  • Prefer AMD, but would consider Intel
  • 17 %
  • AMD exclusively
  • 13 %
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December 10, 2012 7:10:29 AM

I've done another one of these for nVidia vs AMD at http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/381802-15-nvidia

More about : intel amd

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December 10, 2012 8:04:50 AM

Why?
December 10, 2012 8:18:24 AM

Why not?

Same reason as any opinion poll - to get an idea of what people prefer.

Firstly, which side is most preferred, and secondly, of the two preferences, which is more likely to consider the other option, and which would prefer to stick entirely with one option (not that there's anything wrong with that).
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December 10, 2012 8:19:23 AM

But they are now competing in quite different market with different product.
December 10, 2012 8:30:42 AM

Pyree said:
But they are now competing in quite different market with different product.


I think that's partly true, but despite what AMD says, both are competing on desktop/enthusiast CPUs, which is what we're mainly looking at on THG. Thanks for the link Scott!
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December 10, 2012 8:51:02 AM

bc5 said:
I think that's partly true, but despite what AMD says, both are competing on desktop/enthusiast CPUs, which is what we're mainly looking at on THG. Thanks for the link Scott!

AMD has nothing in the enthusiast market. i7 39xx trounces everything they've got by a substantial margin.
And no, 3570K/3770K aren't enthusiast class CPUs.
December 10, 2012 8:53:00 AM

Soda-88 said:
AMD has nothing in the enthusiast market. i7 39xx trounces everything they've got by a substantial margin.
And no, 3570K/3770K aren't enthusiast class CPUs.


Who decides what constitutes an enthusiast? You?

I think there are a lot of people on here that would consider themselves enthusiasts, consider their hardware to be enthusiast hardware, and are not using CPUs costing several hundred.
December 10, 2012 8:56:16 AM



Some really interesting stats here! Among Steam users:

- Firefox is massively more popular than Chrome.
- Almost 30% have uTorrent installed.
- GTX560 Ti is the most popular discrete graphics.
- Intel HD3000 graphics is the most popular of any graphics :pfff: 
- System RAM is a near enough split (apparently) between 3GB, 4GB and 8GB.
- Intel have a colossal market share with gamers.

EDIT: Also 5%, 4% and 2% using BitTorrent, Vuze and BitComet respectively. So 30%+ have BitTorrent clients installed (and probably closer to 40% since there's not much reason to install more than one).
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December 10, 2012 9:03:49 AM

WTF Steam checks what apps you have on your system? I'm glad I don't use it anymore.
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December 10, 2012 9:08:43 AM

bc5 said:
Who decides what constitutes an enthusiast? You?

I think there are a lot of people on here that would consider themselves enthusiasts, consider their hardware to be enthusiast hardware, and are not using CPUs costing several hundred.

You're funny
December 10, 2012 9:09:54 AM

Naa, it's voluntary, every month Steam emails a random selection of users and you consent to take part. Well that's what I've done in the recent past.

Of course that's not to say they're not snooping anyway, lol.
December 10, 2012 9:16:24 AM

It's unfortunate it's not open to all users for a larger sample size. Why just do a random selection? Also disappointing that CPUs can only be broken down by clock speed. Also, unclear whether number of cores is physical cores or logical. Though with the majority using Intel CPUs and 2 or 4 cores, that's probably physical cores.

I'm glad they're doing this anyway!
December 10, 2012 10:54:04 AM

I didn't notice a flame war there... but thanks for the link anyway :-)
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December 10, 2012 3:42:01 PM

bc5 said:
I didn't notice a flame war there... but thanks for the link anyway :-)

If your looking for humour then check this AMD vs Intel thread:
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/352864-28-intel

Funniest thread ever, funny thing is...I always expect flame wars with it but they all go the other way :lol: 
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December 10, 2012 4:03:16 PM

Quote:
Dumb question borderline trolling imo


Well I could say that was a dumb comment - didn't really add anything helpful did it? Anyway I didn't ask for a discussion - no need for anyone to post. The purpose is purely to collect votes and see if the results show anything interesting. Valve's hardware survey is excellent for stats though, glad Scott reminded me about that.
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December 10, 2012 5:19:42 PM

once again, you missed the Performance for Price option!
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December 10, 2012 7:07:45 PM

Both company's make solid parts are various price points with the exception of the top solely occupied at the moment by Intel.
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December 10, 2012 9:06:26 PM

Anonymous said:
once again, you missed the Performance for Price option!


Well like I said, I know a lot of people base their decision on exactly that, but I'm not looking for how many people have a preference, but rather, of the people who DO have a preference, which is preferred and is there any room for negotiation. Or to put it another way, I'm interested in preferences, not lack of preferences. If both companies were offering the exact same performance for the exact same money, you'd just have to choose one way or the other.

Maybe I should have put some kind of disclaimer in the opening post stating the purpose of the survey. It shouldn't really be necessary though - it's just a poll collecting votes. Simple as that. At no point did I ask which was better - I asked which was preferred. Maybe I should have looked for an option to disable comments.
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December 16, 2012 1:51:06 PM

Ok, I "Prefer" the best performance for my budget at the point of purchase, , and if there is a choice between because they are even, I go with the best supplier deal such as free delivery, and if they are then both the same Oh i don't know Intel--because its blue!
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