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Old 03-23-2005, 09:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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People say the AMD is much better for gaming than the Intel CPUs.. what exactly makes them superior in gaming over the Intel? And why is intel better at apps?
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Old 03-23-2005, 09:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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AMD = faster access, Intel = better at running more things at once
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Intel is better at apps because of hyper threading, which allows it to actually multitask. AMD make processors with superior archetecture, making them better at even lower hertz (GHz). Hypertransport/On-die memory controller increases RAM performance, which is really important in games. Intel does not have this, yet.

Theres more to it... but I cant remember.
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This is going to turn into "one of those" threads
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amd has shorter pipelines, which in short is why they're better at gaming. intel has hyperthreading, which allows the cpu to act as 2 cpu's.
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Because the benchmarks say so...
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