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    im gonna be buying a new comp soon, and i was wondering which CPU brand to go with......

    i want to:
    1) do graphic work (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, ect) while running soulseek and eMule and play music
    2) play movies while running soulseek and eMule

    i want to know where the performance differences are with these 2 brands

    ive checked most treads on this board on the subject, but they all end in flame wars...... google either gives me AMD's view or Intel's view, or only general statistics (not the diffrences i want 2 c)
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    Lol well i know for sure that one will say amd is better and the other will say intel is better.
    I build 2 amd systems and both run nice and are fast so i like amd. But i could have done the same with intel.
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    AMD - Generally cheaper, 64 bit will also improve nearly half performance on top of current benchmarks
    Intel - Generally more expensive, generally better for encoding and applications, higher clock rates (they do not mean better performance)

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    Both are fine CPU's but the AMD is a better buy. It has a better power to dollar ratio.

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    I have only built AMD based comps and, frankly, it's a money issue.

    I'd like to try an Intel chip just to see for myself.
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    intel cpu's have stronger raw power. amds are cheaper. my current cpu is performing a lot better than a athlonxp 3200

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    well thing is, a friend (no computer expert, but knows a lil bit) of mine told me intel is better at multitasking than amd....... or at least, thats what he heard

    @ abu: i dont doubt that, seeing as you have OC-ed your intel to 3.2GHz
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    Originally posted by Storm@9 April 2004 - 22:06
    well thing is, a friend (no computer expert, but knows a lil bit) of mine told me intel is better at multitasking than amd....... or at least, thats what he heard

    @ abu: i dont doubt that, seeing as you have OC-ed your intel to 3.2GHz
    That might be true in a few areas if you're talking about a high-end Intel chip with hyperthreading capabilities. But to be honest the only way you can really tell the difference between two equivalent AMD/Intel CPUs is with a benchmark test - or by looking at the price tag.

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    Originally posted by Lamsey+9 April 2004 - 19:42--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Lamsey @ 9 April 2004 - 19:42)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-Storm@9 April 2004 - 22:06
    well thing is, a friend (no computer expert, but knows a lil bit) of mine told me intel is better at multitasking than amd....... or at least, thats what he heard

    @ abu: i dont doubt that, seeing as you have OC-ed your intel to 3.2GHz
    That might be true in a few areas if you&#39;re talking about a high-end Intel chip with hyperthreading capabilities. But to be honest the only way you can really tell the difference between two equivalent AMD/Intel CPUs is with a benchmark test - or by looking at the price tag. [/b][/quote]
    been there done that. my friends got a 64bit athlon fx3200, and he has pc3200 ram as well. we ran sisoftsandra, and my comp did better than his. it&#39;s , but true.

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    amd is cheap and 64 bit can&#39;t go wrong
    intel is fast and packs quiet a punch, but a little bit more expensive than amd

    i&#39;d got wit intel.

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