Page 2 of 5 FirstFirst 1234 ... LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 41

Thread: Is there really a difference between Intel and AMD?

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Austin , TX.
    Beans
    1,406
    Distro
    Ubuntu Development Release

    Re: Is there really a difference between Intel and AMD?

    Good Link about your question:

    The Authority

    Amd White paper:

    Performance Rating and why it doesn't matter anymore.

    I personally am loyal to AMD! They are work horses that refuse to die.
    Last edited by Wiebelhaus; October 8th, 2009 at 03:31 PM.
    "The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice."
    -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    New York
    Beans
    67
    Distro
    Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail

    Re: Is there really a difference between Intel and AMD?

    personally I like AMD due to the Price to Performance ratio, but as for laptops, I've notice a better battery life when using Intel as compared to AMD

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Denmark
    Beans
    221

    Re: Is there really a difference between Intel and AMD?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Jinx View Post
    personally I like AMD due to the Price to Performance ratio, but as for laptops, I've notice a better battery life when using Intel as compared to AMD
    for stationary PCs i agree...however on laptopts price/performance of AMD might change.
    When the seagulls follow the trawler, it is because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea.

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    New York
    Beans
    67
    Distro
    Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail

    Re: Is there really a difference between Intel and AMD?

    idk, my AMD lappy is doing pretty well as compared to my Intel one

  5. #15
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Canada
    Beans
    545
    Distro
    Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: Is there really a difference between Intel and AMD?

    I am loyal to AMD yet I do buy both.
    I have an Core i7 rig because nothing really compares yet AMD Phenom II is good for overclocking. Now AMD/ATi since they are closely linked, I would get Intel with an nVIDIA chip or card currently. AMD/ATi is working hard though to support Linux and may eventually surpass nVIDIA in terms of driver support. But this is off-topic.

    Intel does work closely with Linux and does support open-source heavily. So if you support Linux, get Intel.

    Also as far as what equals what, someone has already mentioned that Atom = Neo etc but didn't mention that:
    Phenom = Core 2
    Phenom II = Core i7
    Now Phenom II does not even compare to the i7 and likely not the i5s either but it is the best they have. Phenom II bests Core 2 easily but that was not their line to beat. Still for price to performance, AMD usually wins and I just like them.

  6. #16
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Land of Lincoln
    Beans
    1,369
    Distro
    Ubuntu Development Release

    Re: Is there really a difference between Intel and AMD?

    hi!

    AMD only for me---very fast and stable.

    KegHead

  7. #17
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Beans
    323
    Distro
    Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

    Re: Is there really a difference between Intel and AMD?

    i'm more on the AMD side, mostly for affordability.
    another thing to note is that AMD has been much better with the communication bottleneck to the processor, however, intel has made an effort to change that - not too sure about the recent CPUs out there now.

  8. #18
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Beans
    217

    Re: Is there really a difference between Intel and AMD?

    I'm not a fan of Intel because they successfully spread the megahertz myth that i fell for. Apparently their letest chips pull less power than amds competitors, the only thing i do know is that low end intel chips often have virtualisation disabled but AMD always have it (if the chipset can support it)

  9. #19
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Land of over 15,000 Lakes
    Beans
    122
    Distro
    Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

    Re: Is there really a difference between Intel and AMD?

    Quote Originally Posted by Teber View Post
    (cautiously) i once heard intel cpus seem to work best with the nvidia chipset, whereas amd cpus would work best with ati chipset. this would suggest intel to be the best choice.

    as the above is hearsay, i would like to get other opinions/insights.
    Well, my laptop has an AMD turion x2 with a nvidia geforce gpu. works great and has never had any problems. just wish flash worked better in shiretoko, but that's another issue.
    ~Do Not Be Deceived! This is a signature!~
    ~$sudolife: I don't post junk but then again, I don't update it much, either~
    AXE COP IZ DA BOMB

  10. #20
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    U.S.A.
    Beans
    1,835
    Distro
    Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron

    Re: Is there really a difference between Intel and AMD?

    I generally run Intel on my netbooks and notebooks, and AMD on my desktop. I build my own desktops, and so far when parts hunting, AMD has been the most economically viable choice.

    In the end, if your CPU meets your needs, it really doesn't matter which brand you choose.

    GL

Page 2 of 5 FirstFirst 1234 ... LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •