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Legolas_
12-15-02, 05:32 PM
What do you like, Intel, or AMD?

I like Intel...

LORD-eX-Bu
12-15-02, 05:43 PM
Intel.:D

styles-T
12-15-02, 06:34 PM
AMD..

netviper13
12-15-02, 06:35 PM
AMD for me, I refuse to pay 300 bucks more for 10% more perofmance.

LORD-eX-Bu
12-15-02, 06:36 PM
I paid $192 a few months ago.;)

CHEVYMAN_02
12-15-02, 07:15 PM
I am a AMD man myself. Intel is just to expensive.

Smokey
12-15-02, 07:28 PM
Im an AMD person, mainly because it is the better cpu for gaming ;)

StealthHawk
12-15-02, 08:30 PM
AMD for now, but if they have trouble releasing new CPUs i may just go back to Intel.

morkus64
12-15-02, 09:16 PM
AMD all the way! Funny... i used to be the other extreme...

Can't wait for Hammer!

Switch
12-15-02, 09:59 PM
AMD for me, The only Intel inside in my house is a 233.

Starscream
12-15-02, 09:59 PM
Intel. Only because I've squeezed the last upgrade possible out of my current motherboard (tualatin celeron in 440bx motherboard). When I build a new system next year it'll be with an amd cpu.

-=DVS=-
12-16-02, 03:10 AM
I am between Intel and AMD , both have big cons and pros so no winer here :rolleyes:

demonized
12-16-02, 03:58 AM
AMD, cause i aint rich.:)

=Super_n00b=
12-16-02, 05:48 AM
AMD - 2000+XP :)

sbp
12-16-02, 08:23 AM
Both

Gator
12-16-02, 08:25 AM
i like whichever one is cheaper that works well with my games... LOL

I dunno, I've always been an Intel person. But the AthlonXP was SUCH a great deal, and it kicked the hell out of my P4 which I only had for a few weeks before selling it out of disappointment.

Now, I find myself recommending AthlonXP to all my friends and family. Some people worry about the reliability of AMD, but my response to that is simple: the CPU's are fine! It's a matter of picking the right mitherboard ;) ahhh... god bless the ever so stable SIS735 chipset :D

Switch
12-16-02, 08:27 AM
Originally posted by sbp
Both

hehehe sbp, that was your 386th post.

Riptide
12-16-02, 04:57 PM
Originally posted by demonized
AMD, cause i aint rich.:)
Can someone please try and set me straight here because I don't see how the price/performance advantage goes to AMD... After all, a Pentium 4 2.53 is roughly equivalent to a 2600+ in performance according to the benches over @ anand. Granted, the 2600 is a TINY bit faster but it's not much.

2600+ boxed w/fan - $300 @ newegg
P4 2.53 boxed w/fan - $237 @ newegg

I would add that both these CPUs can be had for a little less @ googlegear but their site is down right now preventing me from getting pricing there.

EciDemon
12-16-02, 05:11 PM
Well, Amd has always been the cheaper cpu until now that is. Now both intel and Amd is roughfly in the same price range.
Im pretty convinced that it will change soon.

I also think that amd lost abit of its edge now when there fastest announced cpu:s cant be bought yet. (2700+ 2800+).
I had to settle with 2400+ here in sweden. So even the 2600+ is hard to comeby here.

But that didnt matter too much to me, I know the OC potential ;)

Ive been an Amd fan for many years now, mainly since they usually are cheaper but still perform pretty well :)

My last intel cpu was a p120 many years ago.

thcdru2k
12-16-02, 06:52 PM
its all about money..if you have it, intel is the way to go, if you don't amd.

StealthHawk
12-16-02, 08:21 PM
Originally posted by ohoffman10
Can someone please try and set me straight here because I don't see how the price/performance advantage goes to AMD... After all, a Pentium 4 2.53 is roughly equivalent to a 2600+ in performance according to the benches over @ anand. Granted, the 2600 is a TINY bit faster but it's not much.

2600+ boxed w/fan - $300 @ newegg
P4 2.53 boxed w/fan - $237 @ newegg

I would add that both these CPUs can be had for a little less @ googlegear but their site is down right now preventing me from getting pricing there.

AMD is having some serious production problems right now delivering volume shipments of its latest CPUs. that's why the prices are so high.

bedo
12-16-02, 10:36 PM
I think AMD offers the best "bang for the bucks" ratio. Their plateform(Mb/cpu/ram) is almost always the least expensive. Even with Intel's recent price cut, they are still alot cheaper.

In their mainstream range(P4 2-2.53 Ghz and XP2000+), they offer about the same performance in most application and their price are very close.

Within their high-end product ( XP2400+ P43.06 Ghz ), Intel has a slightly faster CPU with Hyper-Threading enabled, although it has a much more expensive price.

So, if you don't have a lot of $ for a cpu, the mid-range offers a lot of performance without sacrifying too much. If you really need the fastest cpu out there, then currently it's the P4. In the end, you will probably notice very little improvement with a 3.06 Ghz compared to a 2.4 or something similar anyway.

One more thing to consider is that Intel's chipset & cpu all seems to handle I/O operations faster, so if you use a lot of data-driven application such as video and music encoding, you might prefer an Intel CPU.

Just my personnal opinion.

LORD-eX-Bu
12-16-02, 10:45 PM
Originally posted by bedo
In the end, you will probably notice very little improvement with a 3.06 Ghz compared to a 2.4 or something similar anyway.

I know its just your opinion and all, but how did you come to that conclusion?:confused:

PiTHON
12-16-02, 11:07 PM
$178 - Pentium 4 2.4GHz 533MHz
$160 - Athlon XP 2400


$328 Athlon XP 2700 333
$367 Pentium 4 2.8GHz

http://www.tomshardware.com/cpu/20021001/xp_2800-14.html (ut2k3/comanche 4)

http://www.anandtech.com/cpu/showdoc.html?i=1718&p=11 (ut2k3)
http://www.anandtech.com/cpu/showdoc.html?i=1718&p=12 (comanche 4)


according to both sites, the 2.4b is slightly faster then the 2600, in ut2k3 and comanche 4.

$178 - Pentium 4 2.4GHz 533MHz
$278 Athlon XP 2600 333

i went with the p4 2.4b with an asus p4pe. now i got stability and a great feature set without having to run a via patch every week =)

Riptide
12-17-02, 12:39 AM
Roger that. P4PE rox...