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#1 User is offline   Billyy 

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 06:01 AM

Is it because they are inferior at quality and life span?
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Posted 26 August 2012 - 06:30 AM

Processors generally don't die (things like the hard drive tend to be most likely to fail). However, Intel processors tend to be much faster than AMD ones. For instance, the Sandy Bridge processors are significantly better than the Bulldozers.

That said, their APU options are good for some machines - decent CPU, and nice (by integrated standards) graphics.
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Posted 26 August 2012 - 08:02 AM

View PostLiveBrianD, on 26 August 2012 - 06:30 AM, said:

Processors generally don't die (things like the hard drive tend to be most likely to fail). However, Intel processors tend to be much faster than AMD ones. For instance, the Sandy Bridge processors are significantly better than the Bulldozers.

That said, their APU options are good for some machines - decent CPU, and nice (by integrated standards) graphics.

So they are worse at gaming and multi-tasking? Also eat more power causing more heat?
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Posted 26 August 2012 - 08:54 AM

View PostBillyy, on 26 August 2012 - 08:02 AM, said:

View PostLiveBrianD, on 26 August 2012 - 06:30 AM, said:

Processors generally don't die (things like the hard drive tend to be most likely to fail). However, Intel processors tend to be much faster than AMD ones. For instance, the Sandy Bridge processors are significantly better than the Bulldozers.

That said, their APU options are good for some machines - decent CPU, and nice (by integrated standards) graphics.

So they are worse at gaming and multi-tasking? Also eat more power causing more heat?


You should google amd versus intel to get really into the tecnical writings of this very question.
Here's one artical under the above search.
http://www.techradar...-is-best-936589

From what I know, the quality of the two is not an issue.
As Brian stated, performance is the most considered issue.
Intel is superior.

This doesn't mean amd sucks.
Any build is based on, what do I need this pc to do?
In many cases the AMD cpu is the superior choice based on performance/price ratio.

I'm not sure where the line is, but once a certain demand is needed for your pc experiance, intel is the better choice.
I own both processors and each machine performes excellent based on it's use.

Read the above artical, it answers some of your other questions.
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Posted 28 August 2012 - 01:14 AM

Intel currently offers far better value for CPU's over ~ $90. Intel CPU's are faster per clock/core, and they consume less power (generally). To be honest, unless I was building a dirt cheap machine, Intel is the go-to manufacturer right now.
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