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Intel or AMD?

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by daemonzx6, Nov 15, 2004.

  1. daemonzx6

    daemonzx6 Regular member

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    I was just wondering if anybody has ever benchmarked an AMD processor that claims to run as well as an Intel processor with a higher actual clock speed. Like a 2800+ and a 2.8Ghz? I ask because I'm going to build a new computer and I don't really want to feed the beast that is Intel, but I don't want to sacrifice performance with AMD. If anybody has any info or any personal experiences please let me know.
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    amd speeds are about 80% of posted otherwords a 2800xp actually runs at about 2240mhz whereas intel speeds are actual speeds. it all depends on money & what you are going to do with computer will determine which way you go, amd or intel
     
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    i plan to use linux on the new computer and use it for real work like video transcoding and just for everyday use. i plan to use the one i have now mainly for games and any other of my windows only apps. the one ive got is already good enough to do that. as for money, i dont really know how much so any suggestion is a good one for now. if anyone could recommend some amds from a couple different price categories i could see just how much were talking about.
     
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    were are you located country wise
     
  5. Prisoner

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    If your planing on doing video transcoding and you are going to run linux, I would say go with an AMD 64bit proccessor. You will not see any difference with windows but with a linux destro that was written for 64, you will see a speed increase. In Canada these are cheaper than the Intel 2.8 and 3Ghz that I would have recommended until you said linux. I usually am an Intel person until it comes to linux. Linux is done the way windows should be and you have a lot more options.
     
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    Why not? Some apps support AMD64

    Socket754: Very ceap
    Prescott: Cheap
    Northwood/Socket939: Baseline

     
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    I live in the US. are the AMD64s cheap on canadian websites?
    yeah, I'd hate to be stuck with windows and a 64 bit processor until xp 64bit edition comes out, if ever; so im definitely going with linux, finally.
     
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    amd athalon 64bit 2800+ $166Can to 3500+ $355Can at www.gogocomputers.com in markham just north of toronto
     
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    No idea. I buy stuff in stores

    Not a bad price on that 3500, nothing to extraordinary about the 2800 though :|
     
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    it seems that gogo computers is still under construction and not selling anything from their website. that is a good price though. any other sites you know about?
     
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    daemonzx6 Regular member

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    Praetor,
    I noticed you have the same processor I am looking at. I also see that you have overclocked it quite well. Is this processor fairly easy to overclock? Any info on that would be great.
    Oh, and thanks for the link ianski7
     
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    i prefer AMD (if you think athlon is slow)get AMD64bit much better
     
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    bbmayo,
    that link didn't work. but i found these two:
    http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproductdesc.asp?description=19-103-498&DEPA=0
    http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproductdesc.asp?description=19-103-463&DEPA=0
    i dont know what the difference is between the two, they both say retail. the only noticeable difference is the model number. the first has "BIBOX" at the end, and the second one has "AWBOX" at the end. don't really know what this means.

    anyway,
    I also could use a mobo recommendation.
    thanks
     
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    is the stock cooling enough to keep from overheating? I plan to overclock this processor and I don't want that to happen.

    oh and that motherboard looks great. it'll be a big step up from what I've got now.
     
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    The standard fan that comes with the cpu is ok, but if you plan on ovrclocking you better get a different fan..
    Here are a few reccomendations.
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=35-106-045&depa=1
    You will need a fan for this heat sink http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=11-999-136&depa=1

    Or you could spend $$ and get this cooling solution http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=35-124-005&depa=1
    Point is if you plan on overclocking get a different fan than the stock one..

    Good luck :)
     
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    that Kingwin liquid cooler looks good. my one question is: what are the other two radiators for?
     
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    You can put one on your Video card or Hard Drive or what ever you want to keep cool. Most people have problems installing the other radiators so they just use the one for the CPU. that cooler will lower the temp by 30 deg C... Very coooool

    :)
     

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