Intel vs. AMD whats better?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by a104375, Apr 15, 2008.

  1. a104375 macrumors 6502

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    Okay i have always been under the impression that amd was badd and intel was good and i have been offered what appears to be a good deal but i am not sure how to compare it to a intel laptop

    so i am looking for insight on intel vs amd
     
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    When you see Turion think Celeron. Bottom of the barrel. It better be a REALLY good deal.
     
  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Are you sure you're not mistaken? Turion/X2 is AMD's branding for their mobile processors much like Intel's Centrino (Pentium-M, Core derivations)
     
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    You're right, I'm probably thinking of Sempron. Anyhow, with only a max of 1MB of L2 cache, I wouldn't expect much.
     
  5. Pressure macrumors 68040

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    Actually Turion were AMDs answer to Intels Pentium M.

    Regardless, the Pentium M were better but I doubt you could tell the difference today.
     
  6. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    There's nothing wrong with small amounts of cache. Keep in mind that AMD uses an onboard memory controller and for the most part the lower latency between the CPU and RAM off sets smaller L2 cache.

    You can see Intel on the other side using larger L2 caches to off set the latency between the CPU and RAM.

    For $95 a somewhat usable laptop with Windows XP isn't that bad.
     
  7. a104375 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    didnt amd just ship a 3-core cpu because they couldnt get the 4th core working reliably, doesnt sound to great to me.
     
  9. a104375 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    lol no that does not sound good at all!! Thanks for the input i would also like to see some peoples opinions on this subject, what processor you like better and why
     
  10. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    The same can be said of Intel as well. The Celeron and the lower L2 cache processors are a shining example.

    I'll go with the manufacturer with the best processors.
     
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    I've prefered AMD. Sempron = Celeron, the Turion is an amazing processor.

    I'm using a PC with a Turion right now, and it's quite fantastic.
     

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