AMD and Intel - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Monitors, Printers and Peripherals
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-19-2005, 03:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 2
Send a message via AIM to snowdroog Send a message via Yahoo to snowdroog
Default AMD and Intel

Is there a big difference in an AMD chip or an Intel chip if the speed is the same? please help, i don't know the market too well... the AMD ones seem to be a lot cheaper is all i can tell...

background: i just need a desktop for school, for under 600 but still with a half decent video card...

thanks a lot

snowdroog is offline  
Old 07-19-2005, 03:13 AM   #2 (permalink)
Master Techie
uzi9mm's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Horseheads, NY
Posts: 2,553

And AMD will outperform an Intel at the same clock speed. AMD's do more work per clock cycle. But Intel competes against AMD with just shear clock speed.

AMD = Better at gaming
Intel = Multitasking, encoding.

INTEL i7 930
3x2gb Corsair Dominators
uzi9mm is offline  
Old 07-19-2005, 03:22 AM   #3 (permalink)
Super Techie
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 286

ohh i see.. do u think anyone here can build me a comp for 800 and less? please? =] im trying to make a 2nd value comp now, i just wana play WoW Smoothly, [ ram + cpu eater ].
foreverxyoung is offline  
Old 07-19-2005, 04:27 AM   #4 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 530
Send a message via AIM to TheHeadFL

When I built my IIS/SQL2k5 box on the cheap, I went with Intel because they still perform solidly (though I would definitely rather have an AMD64 chip). The main factor in getting it so cheaply was the fact that i865PE based LGA775 boards can be had for $65.
Desktop machine: 2 x Opteron 246, Asus K8N-DL, 2GB PC3200 ECC Reg., XFX GeForce 6600GT, 74gb WD Raptor, 2 x 19\" LCDs, Windows XP x64
Server machine: Intel P4 3.0GHz 2MB EM64T, ECS i865pe, 1GB PC3200, 36gb WD Raptor, Windows Server 2003
Laptop: Dell Inspiron 9100 (Intel P4 3.2GHz 1MB Prescott, i865pe, 512MB PC3200, Mobility Radeon 9700, DVD+R/DL Burner), Windows XP
Linux: P3 450Mhz, 386MB ram, Slackware 10.1 (Running mySQL/Apache)
TheHeadFL is offline  
Old 07-19-2005, 06:00 AM   #5 (permalink)
Lord Techie
Nitestick's Avatar
Join Date: May 2005
Location: смерти для спаме
Posts: 8,473

you can get an alright lga775 all in one board in australia for about that price. basically the first response says it all, if by speed you mean frequency then an AMD will beat an Intel anyday but Intel make cpu's with a far greater clock speed. but im thinking you didn't really mean frequency rather than just 2 comparable processors. if your willing to pay a lot for the clock speed AMD should be far better
Visit my website -
"Guitar is cool. If you donít think the guitar is cool, then youíre stupid. And I will fight you! " - Brendon Small
I'm sorry but I do not accept support requests via IM, email, or personal messages
You can contact me for Forum related issues via PM only.

Nitestick is offline  
Old 07-19-2005, 06:12 AM   #6 (permalink)
Master Techie
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 2,433

AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Venice
DFI Lanparty nForce4 Ultra D
GeForce 6600 GT
2x512 twinMOS RAM
OCZ Modstream 510 watts.
Pick a case
NEC optical drives


-AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Winchestor
-MSI K8N Neo4-F
-Sapphire Radeon X850 XT
-2x 1024 Corsair XMS Pro

<form action=\"\" method=\"get\">
<input type=\"text\" name=\"search\"><input type=\"submit\" name=\"submit\" value="Search!"></form> Search TF before you post!
dhw200 is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:06 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.