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    AMD or Intel

    Getting ready to build new computer. I've heard AMD is better for Linux. I'm looking at the AMD FX 8350 or Intel i7 Ivey bridge CPU's

    Basic use is internet surfing, personal/business documents/spreadsheets. No gaming.

    Looking at 16GB+ RAM and making use of a large RAMdisk.

    Any ideas, or sugeestions here?

    Thanks for any responses.

    Dave
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    Re: AMD or Intel

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    Re: AMD or Intel

    I've heard AMD is better for Linux.
    You may want to check your sources
    Either one works fine, especially for your intended use.

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    Re: AMD or Intel

    Quote Originally Posted by ahallubuntu View Post
    Why would AMD be better for Linux? In what ways?
    I've been looking for the discussion, but cannot find it, that's why I asked here. Tom's hardware had some discussions, also.

    Just thought someone might know there was anything to it.

    Thanks.
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    Re: AMD or Intel

    Quote Originally Posted by Temüjin View Post
    You may want to check your sources
    Either one works fine, especially for your intended use.
    Thanks for your reply. I had seen some discussions somewhere, but cannot find them now.

    I appreciate your reply.
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    Re: AMD or Intel

    I think they are referring to the graphics card - AMD vs Intel., and not the processors. I have an dual-core amd but my next board will be Intel.

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    Re: AMD or Intel

    Running an AMD 8350 here: great chip . I believe still a bit cheaper than the intel offerings?
    You think that's air you're breathing now?

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    Re: AMD or Intel

    I just upgraded to an i7-3820 from an AMD 1090T.
    According to www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_list.php it should be faster. i7-3820 (passmark 9005), AMD 1090T (passmark 5710)

    My loadavg has gone up from 1-4 to 2-5
    The cpu frequency has gone from 1ghz-1.5ghz(amd) to 1.5ghz-2ghz(intel)

    So it's working at a higher frequency only to achieve a slower speed.

    Same load, disk drives, upgraded from 32gb to 64gb ram same speed 1333mhz. I am running a web server with mysql, apache, v8cgi, nodejs, php.
    I simply transplanted the disk. Do I have to do anything else to get it working better with Intel?

    But the Intel's temperature is slightly cooler even though the fan is quieter.

    dmesg says...
    AMD 1090T: 6413.21 bogomips x 6 cores = 38478.04 bogomips
    i7-3820: 7199.46 bogomips x 8 cores = 57597.79 bogomips

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    loadavg14.png

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    Re: AMD or Intel

    Quote Originally Posted by VMC View Post
    I think they are referring to the graphics card - AMD vs Intel., and not the processors. I have an dual-core amd but my next board will be Intel.
    The discussion I had seen was about the processors, but I cannot find it now. part of it addressed temperatures and cost.

    Thanks for your reply.
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    Re: AMD or Intel

    Quote Originally Posted by andrew.46 View Post
    Running an AMD 8350 here: great chip . I believe still a bit cheaper than the intel offerings?
    It looks like that the Intel i7 would be about $150 more than the AMD 8350 at Micro Magic as an example.
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