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Old 14th October, 2005, 01:10 AM
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AMD or Intel in your main rig

It seems almost everyone here has went to AMD, so I am curious to see what the percentage of amd to intel is now, last year it was 2:1 amd:intel
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Old 14th October, 2005, 01:29 AM
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What exactly are you asking? Do you want to know who the fanboys are? Are you asking what brand of CPU we have in our main rig? Are you asking what type of CPU we would put in our next rig? Are you asking how many of which type of CPU we own?

The answer to the last question is 4 AMD, 5 Intel, and 1 VIA. The answer to the question befor that is "Whatever CPU+ chipset combonation fits my needs and wallet at the time of the next build" My main rig is a T-Bred B 1700+ @ 11x210 on an Abit NF7-S rev2. It's old but still plenty fast enough.

As for fanboys..... They are weak minded people that are insecure so they need to put down others peoples choices to make themselves feel better about thier own choices. Wether it be AMD vs Intel or Ford vs Chevy, it's all about insecurity if you feel the need to insult someone elses choices purely for self reassurance.
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I don't see why anyone wouldn't just pick the best price to performance ratio, also known as the best 'bang for your buck'. I totally agree with Staz, I just chose my setup because I felt I could get the most out of the least and it fit my needs. I just answered the question as what do I feel the best platform, including price, would be for me and most others.
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Power PC. Most of my work and study is on G4s running BSD at the moment, but in my house, 3 AMD machines, 9 intel machines (5 of them laptops). The AMDs are clearly superior in gaming, and thats what I use the desktops for. The Centrinos are clearly better for laptops, and the Pentium 3 ULVs are probably the best value by far, and the best for battery life.
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Old 14th October, 2005, 02:40 AM
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There is no AMD vs. Intel. There are guys and gals out there that use Amd and there are guys and gals out there that use Intel. Then there are those that have several of both. I have both. They are both excellent!! If you do not believe me spend the next 2 years on a Tandy TRS-80. So many of you younger people have absolutely no clue of just how great both these processors are. Cuz you weren't around when it all started. Did you know little things like MP-3's were invented in 1987 by a german engineer but had to be shelved until the late 90's cuz to convert a 3 minute song to an MP3 back then took the most powerful systems days and most systems just could not do it EVER!!
Who the hell sits around and worries today if they have enough processor power and memory to convert a song to an MP3. Uh, it never even entered your mind. Man, back then when if you wanted more than 2 to 4 megs of ram you had to solder it in yourself or try to find a computer store that had a tech that would do it for you. Remember the Heathkit/Zenith stores? You bet I soldered lots of memory into computers 4megs at a time. Remember, Amigas ruled!!
They were fast, reliable and fairly affordable computers and yes you had to solder their ram in too. Hey it was fun. but now you just push the button and in a few seconds you have smooth effortless power!! One more time. They are both great!!
Enough of this type of thread. it is old.......................

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You Know Weldzilla, I always thought my 386sx 16MHz was slow. It was loads fater than my aunts 268 10MHz. But with the switch from DOS 5.0 to Windows 3.1 the 386sx 16MHz just seemed slower. My Pentiom 90MHz was the bomb. That thing rocked. Then along came windows 95 and I needed more power to run the bloatware. I still needed DOS to play some of my games, and those were zippy, so was Lotus that we used for spreadsheets and word processing. Windows based games took more power. Then Came the AMD K6 233MHz and a VooDoo Banshee (The first video card capible of running both 2D and 3D, yes kids, you needed 2 video cards if you wanted 3D). It was blazing fast! Then the K6-2 333MHz followed by the K6-2 500MHz.

After that AMD came out with the K7 and did the amazing and beat Intel to the 1GHz barrier. This also coincided with my first try at overclocking (it wasn't until this point in my life that I could afford to fry something). I took a 1GHz K7 and OCed it to 1.46GHz then backed it off to 1.4GHz. I never thought I would need more power than this. As it turns out, my grandson uses this combo on a daily basis. He even plays Half-Life 2 on it with a Radeon 7000. Not with all the bells and whistels mind you, but it still plays. And he uses it for all of his web browesing and homework.

My main rig is over 2 years old and I have found absolutly no reason to upgrade. My laptop is 3 1/2 years old and I am just now thinking of upgrading, but not because of hardware. I need to upgrade my laptop because the newest video drivers for it are over 2 years old and are not Direct X 9 compatible, so any game that needs DX9 are unplayible on it.


I say they are both fine processors. And you should consider not only the brand of CPU but also the chipset and power consumption and price befor making a buying decision. Think with your mind and your wallet people. Not comercials or someonle telling you that you will be a cooler person if you buy thier cpu.

Personally I think the best CPU's out there are the Pentium M CPU's. Now if they can sell me a 2GHz one for less than $200 and a feature rich Mobo for $150 or less I am there (as soon as my main rig starts to feel slow to me.)
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damnit! this thread wasn't about amd and intel wars, its about what would you want, don't give reasons, just vote...shoot..
staz, and everyone else, you assume too quickly.
Which would you want now was what I was asking, or which did you have.
I am sorry if you misunderstood me, to insert your very "unbiased" opinion.
Staz, to imply the fanboyism theory is to insult 75% of the forum, which are amd fanboys, and another 20% is intel/via/risc/spark fanboys or whatever, the rest are preachers.

Here was my poll question....
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AMD or Intel
Here is what my thread stated.
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It seems almost everyone here has went to AMD, so I am curious to see what the percentage of amd to intel is now, last year it was 2:1 amd:intel
I didn't once ask which was better...
Get a life.
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Right on Brother Staz!! Hallelujah! Hey alex right out there for the whole world to see before you ever open this thread. In big Bold letters it says " AMD Vs. Intel" When you right "versus," that implies a fight. Or in the case of a forum, a fanboy arguement. something that has been posted probably 3 or 4 thousand times in threads in forums around the world probably in the last year. It is pretty easy to tell who uses what around here. look at sigs. look at posts. I believe a good guess would be about 70 to 75% AMD although I'll be many in here actually have both. You see you left no option on your poll for both. So I can't participate in the poll cuz I have both.

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Hey alex right out there for the whole world to see before you ever open this thread. In big Bold letters it says " AMD Vs. Intel" When you right "versus," that implies a fight. Or in the case of a forum, a fanboy arguement. something that has been posted probably 3 or 4 thousand times in threads in forums around the world probably in the last year. It is pretty easy to tell who uses what around here. look at sigs. look at posts. I believe a good guess would be about 70 to 75% AMD although I'll be many in here actually have both. You see you left no option on your poll for both. So I can't participate in the poll cuz I have both.

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People should read a thread and poll question carefully before responding.
Thats how most arguements come into action, is because someone has based everything off a single title or line of text, instead of the contents, I wish someone would come delete this damn nightmare.
I have left aoa several times because of people not reading my posts, and just assuming something.
I really don't feel like doing it again.
I had to go and make posts outside random nonsense didn't I? lol, I'm such a diptard, I forgot all about this kind of crap.
When I wrote "amd vs. intel" I was trying to imply how many amd to intel there are, like a size up.
I am sorry they didn't read my post or poll title.
Next time, maybe they can just read a little.
I don't post in a thread until I have read and fully understood what was meant, and everyone should do the same, including staz.
Sorry for the rant weld, just had to vent.
edited: to be a tad less harsh.
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Whoa whoa whoa there Alex.

Take a step back and use your head to think about this objectively for a minute. I read your whole post, all 1 sentace of it. Then I asked what exactly you meant. I did so by asking 6 question. I answered 5 of them telling you my AMD vs Intel preference. Then I told you what I thought about threads of this nature if it was a fanboy posturing thread.

Leaving AOA would only short change both you and all other members of the forums. If I offended you or any other member of the forum I am NOT sorry. Instead I feel that those offended should take a look in the mirror and stare hard. If my words strike true then maybe some self reevaluation is in order. If you are not what I say, Then why are you offended in the first place. If you leave the forum, that is just an even bigger sign of self weakness than just being offended.

Ask yourself why you chose to Single me out and appologize to Weldzilla when we are saying the same thing?

Don't get mad at me if I make you look at yourself. And don't deprive the forum of your unique personallity just because I ask you to think with your wallet rather than the propiganda.
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When I wrote "amd vs. intel" I was trying to imply how many amd to intel there are, like a size up.
The way you word things makes a huge difference on the impact and point that is impressed upon readers. The "verses" title has people spoiling for a fight before they even get as far as reading the first post! Perhaps a better title might have been something like "AMD or Intel in your main rig?".

Being a consultant means I end up dealing with choosing words on a regular basis. Phrase something one way, and the client will accept it. Phrase it slightly differently, and they start levelling accusations at me. Doesn't help when some of them don't have english as a first language either.
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Calling people fanbois here at AoA is a misrepresentation in my opinion and calling people idiots is no way to help people understand whatever point you were trying to make.

Generally...if a book fails to sell, it is because of the author, NOT the readers. Look your posts over more carefully, especially when you KNOW for a FACT (from past experience) that any Intel vs. AMD poll, regardless of the context, is going to start a big ugly fight.

Edit: Clarified a tad.
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Whoa whoa whoa there Alex.

Take a step back and use your head to think about this objectively for a minute. I read your whole post, all 1 sentace of it. Then I asked what exactly you meant. I did so by asking 6 question. I answered 5 of them telling you my AMD vs Intel preference. Then I told you what I thought about threads of this nature if it was a fanboy posturing thread.

Leaving AOA would only short change both you and all other members of the forums. If I offended you or any other member of the forum I am NOT sorry. Instead I feel that those offended should take a look in the mirror and stare hard. If my words strike true then maybe some self reevaluation is in order. If you are not what I say, Then why are you offended in the first place. If you leave the forum, that is just an even bigger sign of self weakness than just being offended.

Ask yourself why you chose to Single me out and appologize to Weldzilla when we are saying the same thing?

Don't get mad at me if I make you look at yourself. And don't deprive the forum of your unique personallity just because I ask you to think with your wallet rather than the propiganda.
It's just been an ongoing thing, where I make a thread, stating something, and nobody even really thinks before they respond.
They build a misconception in their head about what I meant, I am bad at wording things like I want people to undertand them.
I apologize for the idiot comment, I edited that for ya.
Last night wasn't good for anyhow, so I just went off on a tangent at the first thing that made me think I might have been worng with my making or wording of the thread.


Someone please delete this thread.
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Someone please delete this thread.
Are you sure? Once it's gone, it's gone.
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I voted for AMD. No need to discuss that really.
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Are you sure? Once it's gone, it's gone.
You could delete post #11 and it wouldn't hurt my feelings one bit.
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Cool, someone fixed the title..Thanks.
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I have both now and I prefere intel they can have a 1000 Mhz bus like AMD with the extra GHz and I find it outprfomrs AMD on becnmarks but there is very little difference on gamming preformance. My next will be intel.
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I have both now and I prefere intel they can have a 1000 Mhz bus like AMD with the extra GHz and I find it outprfomrs AMD on becnmarks but there is very little difference on gamming preformance. My next will be intel.
I would educate, but I really don't think it'll be worth it.

I voted for AMD. I have two and they're aboslutely wonderful.
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