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post #21 of 94
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Originally Posted by mickeyfuqinp View Post
oh man.. que the fanboys! (from both camps)

i personally dont like intel because of the giant monopoly they have, the unfair competition they impose, what they've done to employs, and the antitrust laws they've broken :/

i like to compare intel users to apple users, very snarky attitudes..
EDIT: im not saying all users of a certain vendor are this way! its just,
i see it alot.. there are plenty sensible intelligent people who use both, and give good advice.
take most of those ^^ comments for example.
My favorite part is where you complained about fanboys and then left a fanboy comment. Priceless
post #22 of 94
I would just about guarantee that if I sat you down at 2 PCs, 1 Intel and 1 AMD that were comparable in parts ( same gfx card, same # of CPU cores etc.) running the same game you couldn't tell the difference. Since all I do is game on mine I buy AMD. I have built Intel rigs and the past and have nothing against them. If I was doing something that would require intensive CPU loads I'd probably go Intel.
post #23 of 94
AMD's Athlons are still a good value. As of right now, their >$120 lineup isn't much to look at, though.

Rumours suggest BD is coming out next week, so things may change.
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post #24 of 94
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I would just about guarantee that if I sat you down at 2 PCs, 1 Intel and 1 AMD that were comparable in parts ( same gfx card, same # of CPU cores etc.) running the same game you couldn't tell the difference. Since all I do is game on mine I buy AMD. I have built Intel rigs and the past and have nothing against them. If I was doing something that would require intensive CPU loads I'd probably go Intel.

Yes, that's true about gaming. But when running HPC clusters
you will notice a big difference specially when running linpack
locally or across the nodes. I vote for intel for I've seen scales
very well and majority of our customers are buying Intel platform.
Also, I am not intel fanboi I am just basing on the facts that
I have seen and tested myself.
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post #25 of 94
Just go and buy whatever you can afford with the money.

If you can fit a 2500k? Great. If you can't? Just get an 1055T/965.
   
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a PII X4 955 + a cheap MB is a very nice combination for the price, I would certainty still recommend that for some uses,

but a more expensive MB with a weaker CPU is never a good deal, so I would rather have a cheaper p67 mb + 2500k which should cost around the same as the sabertooth 990FX + cheap PII X4 and perform better, use less power and so on...

so I don't see any sense in what you are trying to do, and I highly doubt BD is going to change that to much...
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post #27 of 94
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Originally Posted by dhenzjhen View Post
Yes, that's true about gaming. But when running HPC clusters
you will notice a big difference specially when running linpack
locally or across the nodes. I vote for intel for I've seen scales
very well and majority of our customers are buying Intel platform.
Also, I am not intel fanboi I am just basing on the facts that
I have seen and tested myself.
That's why I said if I was using my PC for CPU intensive things(not gaming related) I'd buy Intel. If HPC clusters and linpack are you're thing its Intel all the way.
post #28 of 94
It's down to platform price, and the careful socket changes.
Being able to swap boards while keeping the same chip 3/4 times is a major advantage for those of us with limited budgets.
I could swap my CHIII for a CHV if I had the money, and keep every other part in my rig the same, and be ready for a BD chip when it's released.
While a 2500k is about the same price as an x6, the cost of an equivalent quality board is significantly higher for the Intel users.

I used the posted release price for an 8 core BD chip, and added it to a CHV on Newegg, and compared it to a 2500k and Maximus-z. The AMD setup came in $80 less than the Intel, and *ALL* that price saving was down to the board.

Only time will tell if that $80 is worth the money. We all know SB is an amazing chip. Will BD match it? We'll find out in a few weeks.
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post #29 of 94
only advantage right now is amd is cheaper
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I can't figure out why you would want something different. Any AMD you buy this week will be a downgrade in performance and money out of your pocket.

Arguing cost savings when talking about buying a mobo + cpu that is weaker than your current setup is silly.

That's like buying a Mercedes CLK then going out and buying an Audi A3 because it is marginally cheaper. It makes zero sense.

Like someone said, it seems like you just want an excuse to buy AMD. If you want to buy AMD, go buy it. If you get the 990FX you could run a BD rig and an SB rig down the road. With two rigs like that, there is no way you can lose.

ETA: If you want looks, you can get a new 1155 mobo for less than $275. If you get a "Gen 3" mobo you can have all the gimmicks, too.
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