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I'm currently in a rebuilding mode for my desktop and I want to get an i5, but at the same time when I look at prices for AMD cpu's they seem cheaper and run just as well. I've heard AMD's have huge problems with heat, but what cpu doesn't. What are the main differences?
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No, if anything AMD 45 nm CPUs actually run cooler than Intel 45nm in my experience. Anyway, just hang on for one more month until Bulldozer comes out, which is AMD's new architecture. Then you can evaluate what is better for you.
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Yeah the AMD's run cooler, but have a lower max temp. Wait until bulldozer in June before you decide anything.
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Honestly I'd go Intel. I've never cared for AMD. Though I will admit Bulldozer does look good, but then Intel will take the crown again shortly after - it's always how it goes.
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Originally Posted by iinversion View Post
Yeah the AMD's run cooler, but have a lower max temp. Wait until bulldozer in June before you decide anything.
This and the above that. States the same.

AMD even has better stock coolers than many intel CPU's .. No heat issue at all.
If you do not want to wait and AMD is looking to suit your needs, then, by all means, go with it as long as it is cheaper.
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