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    Default AMD or Intel

    I built my current computer almost four years ago using an 1.8 Ghz Athlon 64, Gigabyte mobo, and 1 GB RAM and will be upgrading very soon. After reading review after review, it seems that Intel CPUs (Core 2 Duo, Core 2 Quad) destroy AMD's CPUs. I have always been an AMD fan but not sure about their current selection of procs. My main question is:

    Is there any compelling reason that I should go with AMD?

    I know that many AM2+ mobos will be compatible with AM3 CPUs, but I cannot find much info about the upcoming AM3 procs. Any idea if they will be viable?

    Perhaps the only thing holding me back from Intel is the new Socket 1366/1066 which means that Socket 775 is basically dead and Core 2 Quad will be the last processor made for it, which limits expandability.

    I may be thinking about this too much though because it will probably be another four years before I upgrade so by then, all new architecture will exist anyway.
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    I used to be AMD as well but the perofrmance of the INtel line lately just doesn't give AMD any chance of being a reasonable contender. maybe in the future they will be competitive again, but at this point in time your only real choice is Intel. While some like the quad core processors, I'm perfectly content with my Core2Duo. It allows multitasking like no single core processor can and also smokes most of the AMD processors being made. Prices may drop soon as well with the introsduction of the new Intel i7 series of processors that are just now getting to the stores.
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    Default Re: AMD or Intel

    I have two pc in home and I can say +1 Intel.

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    I do LOVE AMD! My old AthlonXP overcloks like a sharm for almost 5 years now and I did bought an ATI video card (with AMD printed in gold letters right in the slot connector). Having said this, Intel late Quad i7 processors and X58 chipsets are the best you can buy. AMD tries to keep up with Phenom II release but, I still think AMD is one step behind Intel as far as CPU power is concerned. +1 for Intel!

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    Default Re: AMD or Intel

    I would like to say AMD too but again they're one step behind at the moment.

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Rook View Post
    I do LOVE AMD! My old AthlonXP overcloks like a sharm for almost 5 years now and I did bought an ATI video card (with AMD printed in gold letters right in the slot connector). Having said this, Intel late Quad i7 processors and X58 chipsets are the best you can buy. AMD tries to keep up with Phenom II release but, I still think AMD is one step behind Intel as far as CPU power is concerned. +1 for Intel!

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