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Intel or AMD

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by shadowwebs, May 18, 2012.

  1. shadowwebs

    shadowwebs Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    It's been a few years since I built myself a PC, so I have decided it's time to go for it... I have always been an Intel CPU boy, but am considering AMD.

    Can someone bring me up to speed on which is the best way to go?
     
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  2. RichyV

    RichyV Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    S'pose it depends on your budget, but Intel generally have the better CPU's at most price-points at the mo'...
     
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  3. ade1982

    ade1982 Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Intel all the way. I've had both, and although AMD are more bang-for-buck, Intel just offer more processing power. When buying a processor though, look at the cost of a decent motherboard to go with it. Motherboards make a lot of difference to the perfomrance of the processor (according to benchmarks anyway) .... take into acocunt the right socket motherboard too!
     
  4. SimonV

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    * Moved to Hardware forum *
     
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  5. shadowwebs

    shadowwebs Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    I have currently got a PATA and a SATA drive in my system, the new motherboards I am looking at no longer have PATA connectors, so will be more of an upgrade than I thought... maybe time to upgrade to an SSD also
     
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