AMD vs Intel (blah blah)

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Jimmy10to2, Sep 26, 2009.

  1. Jimmy10to2

    Jimmy10to2 New Member

    Nov 20, 2006
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    I am sure there have been a million threads on this but with what's now available on the market, I am completely confused as to why anybody would buy Intel over AMD.

    AMD Phenom II X2 545 Dual Core Processor Socket AM3 3.0GHZ 6MB L3 Cache: $109.99 (on sale for $99.99)
    Intel Core™2 Duo Processor E7400 2.8GHz 3MB Cache: $129.99

    The AMD has slightly higher specs and is $20 cheaper at regular price. Not to mention AMDs are easier to overclock. So why buy Intel? Please explain, this is not meant to be a flame war, I'm genuinely curious as I feel like I'm not clued in on something.
  2. CodeX

    CodeX Guest

    Once it is in your computer, you will NEVER know the difference.

    I have a phenom quad core, and not ONCE did I ever think, "gee, I wish I got the i7"
  3. SeeVinceRun

    SeeVinceRun Currently In Prison OT Supporter

    Apr 11, 2005
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    Kansas City, MO
    Every review of the phenom II dual core ive seen as put it exactly in line with the E8400 or E8500. I mean, the difference is one or two points either way. Sometimes they are literally exactly the same in benchmarks.

    I can say that if your going quad, Intel has a definitive edge. But in this case, get the AMD.
  4. Doomsday

    Doomsday XXX

    Mar 14, 2000
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    basically,... AMD is playing catch up.

    that Phenom II X2 545 (and the 550BE) was just released a couple of months ago.
    comparable Intel chips like the E7400 and E8400 are already 1-2yrs old.

    new chips under the Pentium brand (E6500 and E6500K Wolfdales) will compete with those Phenoms at the $90-$100+ price point ($84 at tray prices).

    the Intel chips has lower TDPs and will usually overclock higher
    that E6500K is a fucking monster
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2009

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