AMD or Intel?

Discussion in 'Computers' started by Luiza*Cunha, Oct 13, 2003.

  1. Luiza*Cunha

    Luiza*Cunha Charmed Trainee with Goa'uld inside! Staff Member Super Mod

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    Which is better?
    I work with music and videos... I own a Athlon XP 2500 on a Soltek motherboard and I think it is slow!
    I use windows XP too.... :help:
  2. X-Factor

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    Their both about equal. the reason it might be slow is amount of ram u have or the amount of memory space left on ur hard drive.
  3. shoast

    shoast New Member

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    If you're a gamer go with AMD. If you're more interested in the internet and office type stuff go with intel.
  4. Nookie 3:16®

    Nookie 3:16® Battousai: MIDI Slasher

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    if you work with video and music i suggest getting a big chunk of DDR RAM as well as a great DDR video card and a nice sound card. i have an Athlon XP 3GHz with 128MB DDR Video and 512MB DDR RAM to go along with a Sound Blaster Live (kinda old but useful) and a 80GB Seagate HD... thats a far cry from my previous PC (a measly K6 II 500Mhz)
  5. xing3ds

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    I think Intel is the best solution for music and video.
    because all P4 processors support SSE and SSE2.
    SSE is instructions in the processors to increase the perfomance of processing specific task, including video.

    All of the old AMD processors only has SSE. except for the new AMD Athlon 64 which has both SSE and SSE2.
    a big chunk of memory is also require.
  6. Luiza*Cunha

    Luiza*Cunha Charmed Trainee with Goa'uld inside! Staff Member Super Mod

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    I have two HDs: a 10GB for data and the other, 40GB HD with 20GB free for programs, 1GB of RAM and an ATI Radeon 64 MB video card... What am I doing wrong?
    I do enjoy games and I must agree, whenever I install a game that works with XP, the performance is quite satisfying. It's when filtering recordings from Vinil and rendering videos that I have the feeling my new computer is not much faster than my old PII 350MHz! :(
    I need to buy a new sound card though. I don't even have a soundblaster live... I have a 128PCI and I've noticed it's not really good for midis.
    Well, what should I do next, any suggestions?
  7. Luiza*Cunha

    Luiza*Cunha Charmed Trainee with Goa'uld inside! Staff Member Super Mod

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    Slow down, my dear friend, I'm an ignorant when it comes to whatever is inside the computer or how it really works!!! What is SSE and SSE2? Would you care to enlighten my stupid self?
    :confused2
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  9. Luiza*Cunha

    Luiza*Cunha Charmed Trainee with Goa'uld inside! Staff Member Super Mod

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    The price of the board is slightly increased by taxes here. I can get it for 130 Reais at a regular store. But it's still affordable and I am getting it next week :)

    Thanks :kiss:
  10. BotMonkey

    BotMonkey gotMonkey?

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    This is a really really old argument that we're not likely going to resolve here.
    The rule of thumb is AMD for Home and Gaming
    Intel for Office and Business.

    AMD CPU's are slower, but do more work per clock speed, but now Intel has released p4 with hyper-threading...

    Intel is supposed to be better at video rendering and 3D, and be better at multi-tasking, but is more expensive and worse for
    gaming (according to many many gamers)

    I've had great luck with AMD personally.
  11. user095

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    Intel may be better for software which supports SSE2, otherwise amd rules in speed vs. price comparison. Generally Intel processors have higher clock so child always beat his-amd-trusting-friend.
  12. DTAG Armin

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    My favourite is AMD, 'cause it's cheaper...
  13. Luiza*Cunha

    Luiza*Cunha Charmed Trainee with Goa'uld inside! Staff Member Super Mod

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    You've hit the nail right on the head... :)
    I need a better computer on a tight budget
  14. X-Factor

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    that 10 gb for data might be a problem. on smaller hard drives ur bound to get a little slowdown. u might also wanna upgrade ur video car. but if u r willing to spend about pentium 4 hyperthread money, u could buy 2 AMD 1800 or 2000 and have them put in. if done right it'll be like having a G5
  15. Dildo

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    If You look at the prices of AMD and Intel and MB's for them,You'll see,that they are equal. It's only Your choice, which You like more AMD or Intel.
  16. djastralxtc

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    intel or amd

    amd has power when u need it but sits on a low speed when no pressure is on it but has the balls to speed up when needed:boink:
  17. X-Factor

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    actually AMD is quite cheaper. if u look through ads of places like best buy or fry's (west coast), circuit city, any of these u can find better prices on similar processor speeds for AMD
  18. siren_7777

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    it think, it's depend on your money and your needs.
    if you have enough money, then why not you buy intel.
  19. venger

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  20. hui4o

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    i think intel is more reliable than amd.not that faster but.........

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