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    AMD vs Intel

    which is better ?

    No sentiments please, no cursing or haters. I need sincere opinions

    thanks
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    Depends on the requirement, but currently I would go for the intel chips.

    Cheap, higher performance and more compiler parameters for performance if you do any software compilation.

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    neither is better then the other discussion over. There is no best and never will be until there is only one.
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    Not sure if I agree with that.

    Who makes better cars Ferrari or Ford? By your logic, neither, until only one exists.

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    It is completely personal and suggestive. Just because you say one is the best someone will have a completely different point of view.

    These discussions are pointless and endless. There is no best until there is only one choice.
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    Intel produce very powerful CPU's for their wattage - FACT.

    AMD has a very efficient memory bus, especially on systems with more than one CPU - FACT.

    Intel has continued to outperform AMD in this generation of desktop and server computers.

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    Do you want power or price. The more you pay the more powerful a processor you get regardless of brand.
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    It is completely personal and suggestive.
    As an engineer who used to make these decisions for large companies, I can assure you it is never a personal decision. Much thought is given into these things when you are designing a device and you can usually get a clear advantage of one over the others.

    As mentioned above, it depends on your application, and it changes every so often as one manufacturer leapfrogs over the specs of another. The difficulty arises when it must be a general purpose processor and you can't specify what you will be running.

    At one time the choice for gamers was simple: AMD. Now the choice is Intel. I don't pay much attention to the details as I used to so I don't recall all the reasons why but there are reasons any experienced engineer can count on many fingers and toes. My assembly language friends can do the same with ease.

    Which would I buy right now? Intel because I do heavy graphics programming. But for the average person, you can't tell the difference so don't sweat it and buy from people you trust at a price you like.

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    Smile hmm...

    intel. but i like em both used to have amd though.

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    Gotta go with AMD. Always have!

    If money is a factor, AMD is always lower priced. The quality between the two is so close, you might as well save a few bucks. But then, I just build a custom computer now and then for people because I love doing it, so price is usually a factor for them.

    Spare no expense when I'm upgrading my personal computer. But I still go with AMD!

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    Intel would be a great choice

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    If you are a home user, then Intel is good. There will be no compatibility issues with intel.

    If you are looking for some more powerfull use, then go for AMD, you will encounter overheating problems with AMD.

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    I would say on average Intel is faster per clock and you can easily over clock them to be faster than an AMD in the same price range. I don't know exactly how the AMD quads stack up but they should fall in behind Intels quads do to what I have heard. Plus AMD is going to start targeting the mid range for a while. I guess it just depends on your knowledge of computers and the price range. They both have there strong points but I am just gonna say intel since it is faster and has given me less grief over my AMD X2 4600+.
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