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Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by Ronnie, Apr 13, 2007.

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  1. Ronnie

    Ronnie Guest

    My friend told me that AMD processors are better than intel processors
    and I want to get a new system for myself.I dont know which to go for
     
  2. Mike Berger

    Mike Berger Guest

    The Macintosh isn't available with AMD CPU's, so it's a moot point.
     

  3. Why would anyone want an AMD processor in a doorstop?


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  4. James Sweet

    James Sweet Guest


    It goes back and forth regularly as they leapfrog each other. At the
    current moment I think Intel is slightly ahead, that could change in an
    instant though. Best to do your homework and read up to date online
    comparisons. Depends too on what you intend to use it for, if you're
    just surfing the net and writing emails it doesn't much matter what you get.
     
  5. Stumpy

    Stumpy Guest

    Wait a while.
     
  6. Have you checked the CPU benchmarks at places like these?

    www.xbitlabs.com
    www.tomshardware.com
    www.anandtech.com

    AMD CPUs were generally faster, until Intel came out with their Core2
    CPUs. But do you really need a really fast CPU? Because if you're
    not doing lots of image processing, game playing, or scientific or
    engineering work, you may do just fine with something slower, and for
    games the speed of the graphics card may matter more.

    Fry's is often the cheapest for CPU/mobo combinations, and they
    currently have a Core2 Duo E4300 (1.8 GHz, smaller cache) with mobo
    for $130, or the slightly faster E6300 for $180. Heatsink is extra
    for each.
     
  7. Franc Zabkar

    Franc Zabkar Guest

    AMD CPU prices have recently fallen dramatically (20-48%), at least in
    Germany:
    http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/88002

    I believe the above table shows OEM quantity pricing so I don't know
    how that translates to retail.

    Anyway this was AMD's price list on April 9:
    http://www.amd.com/us-en/Processors/ProductInformation/0,,30_118_609,00.html?redir=CPT301

    - Franc Zabkar
     
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