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Originally Posted by Vegnagun666 View Post
xD

Loyalty is one thing I've got!

I mean guy if you're looking to upgrade from that single core athlon. You can even look at a 5000+BE if you overclock.. I mean even the 6000+ and the 6400+ are dropping insanely. I mean if you've got an am2 board to support it thats another reason to choose amd over intel. I sure get no problems with my X2
Thats one thing I love about AMD, they're the closest thing to futureproof...

Look at the amount of 939 users on this forum alone...the Opty 170 is probably one of the greatest chips ever made XD
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Not one you would see. Sure you can see the graph showing 60 FPS and 90 FPS. But you cannot see the difference on screen. So know for all practical puposes they are the same.
Well yes, you're right about that. But the thing is that only applies to THAT game at THAT resolution.

What if I wanted to play Crysis? Or UT3? Or DMC4? And what if I used an LCD that has a native resolution of 1280x1024 and had terrible stretching?

There's a lot more than just that one game to consider. Like I said, a Pentium1 100MHz will run Starcraft just as well as a dual core E8400 at 4Ghz. But if they cost the same price the E8400 is obviously the better buy no matter what.
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post #83 of 100
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As you can be a champ if you break a Overclock and break a record on a AMD Phenom.

Intel is too easy to OC needs to be more harder to make it more worth while.
Easy to overclock? You should meet my Q6600 Overclocking my old Opteron 170 was a hell of a lot easier to work with than this Q6600.
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Easy to overclock? You should meet my Q6600 Overclocking my old Opteron 170 was a hell of a lot easier to work with than this Q6600.
An E8400 is even easier than that though
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Loyalty is a good reason to buy a Phenom...

Loyalty is different to fanboyism...People loyal to a certain brand, know they're not buying the best, and don't think its the best, but they still do...

Loyalty is a good quality...
My thoughts exactly.
And, as an aside... we are comparing 2 HIGH-END products; we are not comparing a 1L skoda car to a lamborghini... rather, we are comparing a Lamborghini with a Ferrari... With the EXCEPTION of OC'ing ability, they are both fine, top-end, brilliant products.
Time was when AMD were kicking Intels butt left-right-and-centre... but times were different then, when the extra mhz REALLY made a difference. The differences in performance these days is largely academic, bragging-rights and kudos. (calculating PI to x-million digits seconds faster than the competition, or 100 fps against 80 fps. Hey thanks, I'll stick with the 80 (-_o) )

I don't overclock and am 100% happy with my choice of processor... AMD were good to me, back in the day, so I shall stick with them.
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I used to have an AMD, and my best guess is loyalty. I, personally, prefer to take the proc that runs the best, but some people just prefer to be loyal, even if it costs them a few frames per second. Also, AMD procs are cheap as hell.
    
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My thoughts exactly.
And, as an aside... we are comparing 2 HIGH-END products; we are not comparing a 1L skoda car to a lamborghini... rather, we are comparing a Lamborghini with a Ferrari... With the EXCEPTION of OC'ing ability, they are both fine, top-end, brilliant products.
Time was when AMD were kicking Intels butt left-right-and-centre... but times were different then, when the extra mhz REALLY made a difference. The differences in performance these days is largely academic, bragging-rights and kudos. (calculating PI to x-million digits seconds faster than the competition, or 100 fps against 80 fps. Hey thanks, I'll stick with the 80 (-_o) )

I don't overclock and am 100% happy with my choice of processor... AMD were good to me, back in the day, so I shall stick with them.
Well said, but you should try oc'ing
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My first & last Intel chip was a 233mhz in a HP system I bought along time ago. After that I was turned on to AMD and never looked back. I'm happy with the many AMD processors I have owned and still have most. I moved from a 6000+ to this 9850 BE the day it hit newegg and love it. I have had it running smooth @ 3.2 ghz, but leave it at 2.8 24/7.

I'm also a ATI fanboy and have 4 3870's, with 3 running in my sig rig now with this Asus MB but can put all 4 in my MSI MB if I were to swap it out.

I look at it that Intel's are good for Benching and AMD for everything else.

It boils down to what you do and what you like...

IMO

AMD/ATI rock on...
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One word . .Spider

I am a moderate gamer . . I dont care about insane frame rates on high settings instead I would like a good, decently priced computer that will last for a long time. by allowing me to upgrade to DDR3 and their next generation CPU's at my leisure they win my vote.

that said I still think my next rig will be an intel . . .but just because I have never had one
 
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My first & last Intel chip was a 233mhz in a HP system I bought along time ago. After that I was turned on to AMD and never looked back. I'm happy with the many AMD processors I have owned and still have most. I moved from a 6000+ to this 9850 BE the day it hit newegg and love it. I have had it running smooth @ 3.2 ghz, but leave it at 2.8 24/7.

I'm also a ATI fanboy and have 4 3870's, with 3 running in my sig rig now with this Asus MB but can put all 4 in my MSI MB if I were to swap it out.

I look at it that Intel's are good for Benching and AMD for everything else.

It boils down to what you do and what you like...

IMO

AMD/ATI rock on...
I dont get it, intel good for benching, nothing else? wha?
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