For my 1st system build (yes - I'm a complete novice, no experience of PC building or PC hardware as such - does this make me a bad man at age 27?) I built a PIII 733 system. Now it was okay fast for what I wanted, but now I want more. (gimmee more, must have more...)
It was never that stable - but then I never leave the darn thing alone long enough to find out why. My next system will be an AMD 1.2 (or whatever is the fastest at the time) and I'll I'll see if I can figure out any differences.
For sure I've be researching a LOT more and trying to learn. I'll have a play - maybe even get a cheaper Athlon as well af the final to practice OC and heatsink ettiquette etc.
Cyrix procs sucked. Had a Cyrix 686 I think it was that always crashed, ran like poo, then I took it out and put a Pentium in, the system ran flawlessly. Same mobo, same everything, just different chip.
"We put the <i>fun</i> back into fundamentalist dogma!"
AMD used to suck. I never even considered an AMD until the t-bird came out. (Except for the 5x86 133MHz, that was cool…) But now they created the fastest x86 processor on the market for the same price as the CPUs that sucked!
AMD has proven that a high-end CPU doesn’t have to cost $500.
AMD is innovating CPU technology, while Intel just re-arranges the cache on a their old Pentium Pro, increases the clock speed, and through in some useless instruction sets. AMD has more raw processing power.
Contrary to the belief of the computer technicians at Best Buy, clock speed doesn’t necessarily mean a CPU is faster than another. It doesn’t matter how fast you go if you’re racing in the wrong direction.
"AMD is innovating CPU technology, while Intel just re-arranges the cache on a their old Pentium Pro, increases the clock speed, and through in some useless instruction sets" - You couldn't be more wrong if you tried. as for AMD proving a high end cpu need not cost 500 dollars, this they certainly did, but I think turning themselves into a charity for gamers a la Q2 is a bit excessive? R & D costs money, and if they have a few more quarters like this, I dunno where their next big thing will come from?
July 11, 2001 5:04:42 PM
Yeah, i think amd could make anything better then intel right now. Like x86-64 is faster then IA64, AMD i hope makes something to replace Intel poorly design AGP. Intel shouldn't be the standard maker when there products are poorly designed.