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post #1 of 38
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http://www.extremetech.com/article2/...1895945,00.asp

An interesting read. Seems that many games are not properly compiled/coded to use SSE. It also shows more proof that BF2 was poorly coded.
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I think that Intel and AMD limit themselves on purpose.

Like the article said, to make the people buy more Expensive "fasters" CPUS and in some cases the GPU

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post #3 of 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by HrnyGoat
http://www.extremetech.com/article2/...1895945,00.asp

An interesting read. Seems that many games are not properly compiled/coded to use SSE. It also shows more proof that BF2 was poorly coded.

Intel AND amd use SSE so its not just intels that suck at games...sure amd has 3dnow! but I don't see how that makes it extremely better.
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post #4 of 38
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Originally Posted by CesarWilkins
I think that Intel and AMD limit themselves on porpuse.

Like the article said, to make the people buy more Expensive "fasters" CPUS and in some cases the GPU


Exactly, theyre actually not screwing themselves at all. They want you to buy a cpu now, and another in a year again. They milk it at each little step, like most things it's all about money, not advancing technology really. Don't think theyre actually releasing the highest technology they've come up with at each step. It's all collusion between these companies, they plan this stuff out many years in advance.

If not for money, technology would be vastly more advanced than it is now. It actually is quite advanced, but you won't see it until they've made their millions at each little tiny step. They all do it, Nvidia could have released something like the 7800GT years ago, but they would have made a crap load less money that way. They all talk to each other, like "ok, next year when you increase your mobo that tiny bit, we'll increase our gpu a tiny bit" scratching each others backs. It's sad but true. Notice how they won't release a 7800GT agp version? One clue for you, it has nothing to do with agp 8x not being able to handle a 7800. They want to force you to also spend $500 on a new cpu and mobo, so their intel and mobo buddies get theirs too. Or vice versa if you do buy that new cpu and mobo, you also have to buy a new vid card so their nvidia buddies get theirs. Either way, they all win.

They could have had dual or quad processors many years ago. They'd like you to think they've had some breakthrough with 65nm technology, like they just figured it out or something lol. It's bs, they've known how to do it for quite some time now, but first they had to make you buy a willamette, northwood, then prescott, then 775 prescott (and you did right? ). Then they'll change the socket again, for no other reason than to make you buy a new mobo and probably vid card again, they love scratching each others backs, they all make more money that way.
    
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post #5 of 38
Who said Intel sucks at gaming?
I hate that statement.

It's just not as good as AMD but it doesnt suck... Some people act like intel get 10FPS while AMD gets 100, thats just not the case. The difference is probably noticeable in very few situations. I'm not saying all this because I think this is how it is...i'm speaking from experience.

My previous 3.0E at 3.6 vs my opteron at 2.8....Hell, all the games play nice and smooth. I can't tell the difference.

Again, stop saying intel sucks at games...

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post #6 of 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by n19htmare
Who said Intel sucks at gaming?
I hate that statement.

It's just not as good as AMD but it doesnt suck... Some people act like intel get 10FPS while AMD gets 100, thats just not the case. The difference is probably noticeable in very few situations. I'm not saying all this because I think this is how it is...i'm speaking from experience.

My previous 3.0E at 3.6 vs my opteron at 2.8....Hell, all the games play nice and smooth. I can't tell the difference.

Again, stop saying intel sucks at games...

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I agree, even with my decent 6200 i can play NFSMW (new arcade-style racing game) at medium detail, 1024x768 resolution, perfectly fine without lag, and i have a intel p4 2.4@3.0.
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post #7 of 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by n19htmare
Who said Intel sucks at gaming?
I hate that statement.

It's just not as good as AMD but it doesnt suck... Some people act like intel get 10FPS while AMD gets 100, thats just not the case. The difference is probably noticeable in very few situations. I'm not saying all this because I think this is how it is...i'm speaking from experience.

My previous 3.0E at 3.6 vs my opteron at 2.8....Hell, all the games play nice and smooth. I can't tell the difference.

Again, stop saying intel sucks at games...

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I have used both Intel and AMD based systems, and even when I prefer AMD, I honestly don't see much difference in performance except when running benchmarks.
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post #8 of 38
but Intel does suck... compared to AMD


no, I fully agree that Intel cpus are fully capable of playing modern games. You can even have a pretty decent gaming rig built around an Intel cpu. But AMDs are much much better for games. my cpu at stock is faster than the extreme edition Intel cpus in some games.

and here's
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu...cpu-games.html
take a gander
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post #9 of 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by ckp64
I agree, even with my decent 6200 i can play NFSMW (new arcade-style racing game) at medium detail, 1024x768 resolution, perfectly fine without lag, and i have a intel p4 2.4@3.0.

And trust me...by keeping that video card and switching to amd, its not gonna do JACK CRAP for you....as opposed to upgrading the video card.

Just goes to show GPU > CPU when gaming.

Quote:
Originally Posted by soloz2
but Intel does suck... compared to AMD


no, I fully agree that Intel cpus are fully capable of playing modern games. You can even have a pretty decent gaming rig built around an Intel cpu. But AMDs are much much better for games. my cpu at stock is faster than the extreme edition Intel cpus in some games.

and here's
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu...cpu-games.html
take a gander
I just think i don't like the word "suck" used in this context lol .

AMD is just better. doesn't mean Intel sucks...

Because the z06 runs a 1/4mi in 12.0 and the Viper does a 1/4mi in 12.4, does that mean the Viper sucks? Hardly.
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it's true, the gpu is more important when gaming... but still I switched from an Intel P4 530 (3.0Ghz) to my AMD 3200+ and noticed a difference in games. And that was with a single 6600GT and both cpus at stock speeds.

Quote:
Originally Posted by n19htmare
I just think i don't like the word "suck" used in this context lol .

AMD is just better. doesn't mean Intel sucks...

Because the z06 runs a 1/4mi in 12.0 and the Viper does a 1/4mi in 12.4, does that mean the Viper sucks? Hardly.

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