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They are slow and use an architecture that's very old.
post #22 of 143
Overclocked intel chips > than AMD in price/performance ratio. An i7 920 @ 4.2ghz is better than anything AMD has to offer.
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Wait for bulldozer maybe?

amd always been this way intel cpu been outperforming amd cpu for long time now...
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Wait for bulldozer?
what??
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Back when I built my first system, if you wanted the best performance/dollar system the best way to go was to get a AMD chip. They were much more overclockable than Intels P4 chips, which ran hot anyway. They were slower stock than a P4 but once you got a good overclock on them they were defiantly faster.

Now AMD is still using that same architecture while Intel has sense caught up and surpassed them. IMO their competition keeps Intel moving forward and innovating, where they might not without any competition. Even today I would consider them competitive as far as what you get for your money.
Edited by Xazen - 3/10/11 at 6:41pm
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AMD is good don't be silly.

Just wait until VIA makes an entry into the x86 market.
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Back when I built my first system, if you wanted the best performance/dollar system the best way to go was to get a AMD chip. They were much more overclockable than Intels P4 chips, which ran hot anyway.

Even today I would consider them competitive as far as what you get for your money.
I do like the Phenom II 1090, but compared with intel 6 cores and even quad it just gets demolished.
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I have two pretty high end rigs... one intel and one amd. both quadcores and both with beastly graphics.

I think of them like this: the intel one is the spoiled child and knows it. Its very fast but it cost a pretty penny. The AMD one is like the the orphan child who is just happy to be around. It might not be as quick but it tries its hardest and that is more then enough.

But in the end its the spoiled one that gets my attention because I invested so much into it lol
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Originally Posted by Jov4nTh3Yu9o;12687169 
what??
You could literally google bulldozer and it's the second link...
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post #30 of 143
Intel:

1. Research/Development
2. Profit

AMD:

1. Very, very little research/development
2. Huge price decrease
3. Profit

It's like this:

In 2006, AMD bought ATi. That ended being a seriously, seriously dumb move.
Why? Because it just so happens that the same year, Intel stopped making crappy CPUs.
So, AMD was broke and couldn't develop better CPUs.
Then we had the HD 2900XT and the Phenom CPUs. They both sucked horribly.
In 2007, AMD decided they weren't smart enough to run both GPU and CPU divisions (DOH!)
And so, they put all their effort into their GPU section, virtually making the AMD part of DAAMIT gone.
They had a crappy architecture to deal with (SuperScalar 1/5 *shudders*), but they managed to lower the process enough to make it viable.
That's how the HD 3870 was born.
However, they couldn't make it BETTER than nVidia.. not yet, anyway.
So, they did the only thing they COULD do:
Create inferior products and price them accordingly.
And so, the new AMD was formed, based on the premise of very, very slowly building up a company that now houses two companies from the ground.

Think of it as playing NewGame+ in Infinity Blade. It sure takes you a while to get that sword, doesn't huh?
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