cmd777300er
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Intel Or AMD

Thu Oct 20, 2005 10:41 pm

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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CVGpilot
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RE: Intel Or AMD

Fri Oct 21, 2005 1:12 am

My vote goes for AMD  airplane 
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subzero
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RE: Intel Or AMD

Fri Oct 21, 2005 1:41 am

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.
 
Amy
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RE: Intel Or AMD

Sat Oct 22, 2005 2:32 am

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.
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goinv
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RE: Intel Or AMD

Sat Oct 22, 2005 2:05 pm

AMD for me - Mines a 64bit 3000+. AMD are much cheaper than Intel too...
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dc-10 levo
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RE: Intel Or AMD

Sat Oct 22, 2005 10:45 pm

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.

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keta
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RE: Intel Or AMD

Sun Oct 23, 2005 12:45 am

AMD for me too. I have an AMD processor and runs great. They are cheaper and more efficient.
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burnsie28
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RE: Intel Or AMD

Sun Oct 23, 2005 1:28 am

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.
 
dan2002
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RE: Intel Or AMD

Sun Oct 23, 2005 2:39 am

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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LHR27C
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RE: Intel Or AMD

Sun Oct 23, 2005 3:50 am

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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cmd777300er
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RE: Intel Or AMD

Sun Oct 23, 2005 11:55 am

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.
 
baylorairbear
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RE: Intel Or AMD

Sun Oct 23, 2005 9:40 pm

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!"

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Gerry
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RE: Intel Or AMD

Thu Oct 27, 2005 8:52 pm

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.
 
regupilot
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RE: Intel Or AMD

Sun Oct 30, 2005 12:34 pm

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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