1. Post #41
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    March 2010
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    The reason they look similar is that its basically same hardware, any video card or processor loks rmeotely similar. Amd is and has been good quality for a relatively low price. Intel has the ultra-performance to deliver, but offers unfitting prices for hardware that will cost half in two months. Also, AMD/ATI goes directX first, Nvidia goes opengl.
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  2. Post #42
    pikzen's Avatar
    June 2010
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    The reason they look similar is that its basically same hardware, any video card or processor loks rmeotely similar. Amd is and has been good quality for a relatively low price. Intel has the ultra-performance to deliver, but offers unfitting prices for hardware that will cost half in two months. Also, AMD/ATI goes directX first, Nvidia goes opengl.
    Why the fuck are you speaking of NVidia here :colbert:

  3. Post #43
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    January 2008
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    Intel costs more because they focus more on the upper market. Most of their significant CPUs are priced above 200 dollars.

    Also Intel MOBOs usually cost more.

    AMD caters to the cheaper market.

  4. Post #44
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    March 2010
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    Why the fuck are you speaking of NVidia here :colbert:
    Ay sorry, mixed up topics.

    Edited:

    Was talkin bout graphics cards in da last sentence.

  5. Post #45
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    January 2009
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    Intel costs more because they focus more on the upper market. Most of their significant CPUs are priced above 200 dollars.

    Also Intel MOBOs usually cost more.

    AMD caters to the cheaper market.
    Yeah, basically I would go for AMD on a budget of $150 or less for a CPU.

    But if you got $200+ you should definitely go for Intel's Core i5 and Core i7 series products.

  6. Post #46
    4RT1LL3RY's Avatar
    April 2008
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    AMD has a better upgrade path then Intel in alot of ways. They are far better at doing transitions to new socket types without making old hardware useless. AM2 to AM2+ to AM3 has been far smoother then LGA775 to LGA1336 to LGA1066 to LGA1065. AMD you can still use new processors in old motherboards, Intel you need a new motherboard.

    AMD Bulldozer processors should be very good though when they come out, quadchannel DDR3 will be great on an enthusiast level. It is a completely new architecture from the current Phenoms; think Core compared to Pentium 4.

    The thing that makes it so different is that the FPU, floating point units, are going to be 128-bits wide rather then the traditional 64-bits wide. This means they will be able to do things like 256-bit encryption a lot more efficiently then 64-bit.

    The coming years will be exciting, hopefully AMD can bring some good competition to the market and get a good price war going.

  7. Post #47
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    Dennab
    July 2008
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    AMD you can still use new processors in old motherboards, Intel you need a new motherboard.
    rocking an AM3 chip in an AM2 mobo here, have no hope of upgrading my C2Q rig for any decent amount of money.

  8. Post #48
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    November 2009
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    Quality vs. Quantity
    intel is a better processor - Quality
    AMD is a cheaper processor, some have overheating issues also - Quantity

  9. Post #49
    4RT1LL3RY's Avatar
    April 2008
    1,242 Posts
    Quality vs. Quantity
    intel is a better processor - Quality
    AMD is a cheaper processor, some have overheating issues also - Quantity
    Oh how times changed.

    The market is flipped from its former position during the Athlon64 vs P4 days. One was high frequency and hotter and the other ran at a lower frequency with better performance per clock. I look forward to the change ups that all the new architectures bring in.
    Larrabee is dead, Fusion is still go though. AMD can do alot of damage in low power mobile devices.

    I try to stay out of the fanboying and just look at both companies from farther back. AMD has ATI so I'll make a GPU reference. The person at the peak of performance sets the prices for high market, you can pick to try and overtake them and be king or you can focus on being better everywhere else, see ATI HD2XXX and HD3XXX.