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User currently offlineCMD777300ER From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 55 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2905 times:

Hi everyone,

Here's the chance for all you simmers out there to justify which CPU you prefer. In other words, which company makes better CPUs for gaming (flight sim/photoshop/video editing)? Which is better in the long run? So what's it going to be--Intel or AMD?

Also reply with the specific CPU model. There are many Intel and many AMD CPUs out on the market.


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User currently offlineCVGpilot From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 588 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2894 times:

My vote goes for AMD  airplane 

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User currently offlineSubzero From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 64 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2895 times:

For sure AMD. Intel is overpriced and runs too hot. My laptop is a Mobile Athlon 64 and a 9700 128MB ATI video card. FS '04 runs great. If you can afford it and are looking for a desktop machine then I would go with a Athlon 64 in the 939 socket. If I had bookoo bucks, I'd get an Athlon 64FX.

User currently offlineAmy From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 1150 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2858 times:

AMD every time! Well, for a powerful PC, especially a desktop PC, i'd take AMD's athlon 64 or X2 every time. I run an athlon 64 3000+ (socket 939).

For laptop, Intel Celeron or Pentium M/Centrino etc. I run an Intel Celeron M.

A340-300 - slow, but awesome!
User currently offlineGoinv From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 264 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (9 years 19 hours ago) and read 2837 times:

AMD for me - Mines a 64bit 3000+. AMD are much cheaper than Intel too...

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User currently offlineDC-10 Levo From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 hours ago) and read 2823 times:

I didn't realize how popular AMD was. I thought AMD was the cheaper/crappier company and that's why I always go for Intel. Maybe I'll have to take a look at AMD next time I want to upgrade.


User currently offlineKeta From Germany, joined Mar 2005, 448 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 9 hours ago) and read 2821 times:

AMD for me too. I have an AMD processor and runs great. They are cheaper and more efficient.

Where there's a will, there's a way
User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7553 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 hours ago) and read 2817 times:

Intel, i found the P4 with hyperthreading a much more powerful and smoother running processor then any of the AMD ones. This is going to get interesting with Intel developing yet another new and faster chip.

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User currently offlineDan2002 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 2055 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (9 years 7 hours ago) and read 2812 times:

Quoting Burnsie28 (Reply 7):
Intel, i found the P4 with hyperthreading a much more powerful and smoother running processor then any of the AMD ones. This is going to get interesting with Intel developing yet another new and faster chip.

Yeah, the sales on those new Intel chips are just through the roof /sarcasm.

AMD for me a swell, and they are looking for a supplement chip to go along with the AMD 64.


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User currently offlineLHR27C From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 1279 posts, RR: 16
Reply 9, posted (9 years 5 hours ago) and read 2806 times:

Yep AMD for me too, I have an Athlon 64 3200+ and despite still running a 32bit system as opposed to XP 64bit it is very fast and provides great performance in FS.

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User currently offlineCmd777300er From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 55 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 12 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2781 times:

Keep in mind that Microsoft is coming out with its new Longhorn operating system. Won't the 64 bit OS require a 64 bit processor? This may be Intel's next new processor design. So yes, Burnsie 28, things will get interesting with Intel's new processor in our current comparison with AMD.

User currently offlineBaylorAirBear From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2913 posts, RR: 50
Reply 11, posted (8 years 12 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2772 times:

I agree with Burnsie here. I run a 2.8 P4 HT with 1 gig of pc 3300 dual-channel RAM, and nothing can touch it. Plus I can over-clock the hell out of it. I used to be AMD only. Now I use both depending on my needs.

I also agree with Subzero; it runs way too hot, so I had to go liquid cooled. "Fatality!"


I'm just skipping stones...
User currently offlineGerry From Australia, joined Jul 1999, 241 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 12 months 12 hours ago) and read 2720 times:

Sub Zero,

You wouldn't happen to have a little red ACER laptop would you? I have the AMD Athlon 64 CPU in a Ferrrai 3400 ACER with 128MB video and it runs FS9 like a dream.

User currently offlineReguPilot From Puerto Rico, joined Jan 2004, 494 posts, RR: 24
Reply 13, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2700 times:

AMD All the way! Althogh Hyper Threading processors run good in applications that take advantage of multi thread (which means that 98% of the world doesn't care about HT), it still runs too hot, and its too pricey. Besides, P4 are way too tweaked to be able to compete with the more cheaper/ cooler/ advanced/ faster/ smarter and just capable AMD processor. Come on guys, don't the 777 flies faster than the A340, and the A340 has 4 engines. So does AMD. With less MGhz, but with its excellent desing, it outperforms Intel's offering.

BTW, remember that AMD has been selling its AMD64 for more than a year now. Intel had just started to sell its Pentium D line which include 64bit extensions, but nothing like the AMD 64.

And for those of you who are still with Intel and think is great, that is because you haven't tried an AMD processor (or that you're using a HT enabled application).


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