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Nope, the OP is right. I work for a small PC parts distribution. And we've got some business clients who think Intel is better than canned beer and sliced bread. And the reason is simply cause of Intel's name recognition. I will always suggest AMD and push it, but they never budge. Ignorance is the driving force for what the OP is hearing about.
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Well my boss has given me this as the reason we don't build AMD systems despite admitting they are more for the money. So i'm kind of trying to find why he would think this. Far as i can tell it's nothing but something he made up to justify his bias.
Maybe for businesses its better if they have a wider range of support? I never heard this myth before. I never had any AMD cpus fail on me they are very reliable.
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I had an older socket 939 4200+ die on me, but that was also after pumping 1.6v through it while torturing it on water. That was my first "crasher" CPU from when I first got into overclocking. I must have booted that chip 500 times in the first month after I bought it. Great learning experience and one hell of a durable chip.
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Maybe for businesses its better if they have a wider range of support? I never heard this myth before.
How many times have you called Intel/AMD in your entire lifetime? Never needed CPU support and motherboards have manufacturers to contact. There's really no need.
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Ive heard of this. Honestly amd and intel have similar failure rates, both admittedly low but almost the same. Ive never had ANY cpu fail one me from ither company and ive had tons thumbs up to both of them for diffirent reasons. Although with that new 3.4ghz quad coming HELLO AMD
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In the laptop sector no one sells decent AMD laptops. Show me a good line of 14.1" 15.4" 12" laptops with docking stations that use AMD hardware under the hood. When my company went looking with dell a few years ago all they had for AMD laptops were Relabeled Inspirons with no docking station port and it only came in 15.4" size. We didn't go AMD because they didn't have an AMD Latitude.

Now we use Lenovo but haven't really considered AMDs from them. We had aspirations to use AMT but so far that has gone nowhere.

For workstations there's no reason not to use them. I think the main reason they use Intel is for consistency across the company. Not that going exclusively Intel necessarily buys them any easier support.

In fact I've had enough issues with AHCI and the Intel drivers I wouldn't mind if there was something easier out there.
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It's because of marketing, and kids like this:

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In the laptop sector no one sells decent AMD laptops. Show me a good line of 14.1" 15.4" 12" laptops with docking stations that use AMD hardware under the hood. When my company went looking with dell a few years ago all they had for AMD laptops were Relabeled Inspirons with no docking station port and it only came in 15.4" size. We didn't go AMD because they didn't have an AMD Latitude.

Now we use Lenovo but haven't really considered AMDs from them. We had aspirations to use AMT but so far that has gone nowhere.

For workstations there's no reason not to use them. I think the main reason they use Intel is for consistency across the company. Not that going exclusively Intel necessarily buys them any easier support.

In fact I've had enough issues with AHCI and the Intel drivers I wouldn't mind if there was something easier out there.
The docking station part is true, but the Inspiron series has been horrible. And Dell laptops in general i have found to be subpar to ones like Asus.
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post #19 of 106
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Well my boss has given me this as the reason we don't build AMD systems despite admitting they are more for the money. So i'm kind of trying to find why he would think this. Far as i can tell it's nothing but something he made up to justify his bias.
From a business perspective, AMD is riskier to deal with because of the two processor companies, AMD is much more likely to go out of business due to their debt load and bad balance sheet. Other than that, AMD chips are just as reliable as Intel chips AFAIK.
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It's because of marketing, and kids like this:

YouTube - amd or intel?
Thanks for that, now I can shoot myself.
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