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General Chat Thread, Whats best Intel Chips or AMD Chips? in General; Originally Posted by mac_shinobi Wasn't sure if Intel worked better with Nvidia and if AMD CPU / mobo combo worked ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    Wasn't sure if Intel worked better with Nvidia and if AMD CPU / mobo combo worked better with AMD GPU's etc or as you say mix and match like its a lucky dip ??
    I've got an nVidia GTX 680 running on an AMD Phenom II X4 at the moment and it's fine, no instability or anything. I didn't even take off the old AMD drivers when I swapped out the old AMD 5700 cards and it's been fine. (I wanted to keep the Catalyst Control Center for the hot-key swapping of display setups, so I could keep switching between monitor, monitor+TV, and TV primary.)

    Everything will run faster with an Intel CPU simply because they're better performing parts, but you're talking a couple of frames per second in most cases, and it's not worth worrying about - money's better spent on the GPU if you're gaming on a budget.

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    Quote Originally Posted by L3OUGH View Post
    Intel, Intel, Intel... For my gaming rig anyway, runs cooler, better performance etc Mainly all personal opinion though. Don't hate on other people rigs when we all share the same love in the end ;D
    Remember the P4? You had to notify both the local power plant and the UN climate change people before you could fire up one of those!

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    I will ask the AMD chap who is loitering around today......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil-Millgate View Post
    I will ask the AMD chap who is loitering around today......
    Might be slightly biased no?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    Remember the P4? You had to notify both the local power plant and the UN climate change people before you could fire up one of those!
    Vaguely, don't think I've ever used one though. Came out around the 2000 mark didn't they? I started working in IT 2 years ago and the sixth form centre I was in before hand had relatively new kit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ICTDirect_Dave View Post
    Might be slightly biased no?
    Nah, I am sure he will give an honest unbiased and well reasoned response...

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    Followed by the conclusion that AMD are the way to go.

    If you fancy giving him a challenge see if he knows what witchcraft I need to perform in order to get Operon 8431 hex cores to work in a DL585 G2? It'll save me bulding one later

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    Quote Originally Posted by L3OUGH View Post
    Vaguely, don't think I've ever used one though. Came out around the 2000 mark didn't they? I started working in IT 2 years ago and the sixth form centre I was in before hand had relatively new kit.
    *tsk!*
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    P4's Came out about 2002 in Intels panic to catch us with AMD. They sucked power and ran studpidly hot for not much power gain over the AMD chips which were much cheaper at the time. I remeber buying a classroom of P4's and a classroom of AMD Semprons which knocked spots of their Celeron equivelents. Did anyone actually like Celerons? I always found them painfully slow regardless of the speed they were supposed to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    *tsk!*
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    P4's Came out about 2002 in Intels panic to catch us with AMD. They sucked power and ran studpidly hot for not much power gain over the AMD chips which were much cheaper at the time. I remeber buying a classroom of P4's and a classroom of AMD Semprons which knocked spots of their Celeron equivelents. Did anyone actually like Celerons? I always found them painfully slow regardless of the speed they were supposed to be.
    Hey bro! Leave me alone ;D

    Celerons never seemed to improve, they always seemed slow... Well the ones we had here did anyway! xD

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    Did anyone actually like Celerons? I always found them painfully slow regardless of the speed they were supposed to be.
    I liked them as an improvised psychological torture device (learning aid) for the less polite members of staff. There again I was still in high school when those were being put in and I had the displeasure of supporting them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by L3OUGH View Post
    Vaguely, don't think I've ever used one though. Came out around the 2000 mark didn't they? I started working in IT 2 years ago and the sixth form centre I was in before hand had relatively new kit.
    Youth of today!!

    Here's 252GHz of P4s...


    Whats best Intel Chips or AMD Chips?-p4s.jpg

    And these are the friendly 'pinless' ones the older ones are more trouble still!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    P4's Came out about 2002 in Intels panic to catch us with AMD. They sucked power and ran stupidly hot for not much power gain over the AMD chips which were much cheaper at the time.
    Now it's the other way around...

    AMD FX-9590 (220 watts) + AMD Radeon R9 295X2 GPU (500 watts) = hot hot hot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by L3OUGH View Post
    Hey bro! Leave me alone ;D

    Celerons never seemed to improve, they always seemed slow... Well the ones we had here did anyway! xD
    Tell that to owners of the Celeron 300a and 366a. Even at stock they were as quick as the full blown Pentiums, and when overclocked they wiped the floor with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by synaesthesia View Post
    Tell that to owners of the Celeron 300a and 366a. Even at stock they were as quick as the full blown Pentiums, and when overclocked they wiped the floor with them.
    Well okay, the Celerons I used never seemed to improve!!

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    At the moment, AMD are just lagging behind across the board. Its a shame really, as I do like their stuff. I was an AMD user until I left uni. I got one of the first 1Ghz Athlon CPUs when it came out, and stuck with them until the Athlon 64 x2 6400+. Then I switched to an Intel iMac, and stuck with Intel since.

    AMD just haven't been able to provide the price vs performance tradeoff they used to.

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