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CPU Have you owned more Intel or AMD CPUs ?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by knuck, 30 Aug 2010.

  1. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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    Back in the days there seemed to be more fanboys that would buy from Intel or AMD but not from both. Nowadays, it seems that power users like us buy the best bang for buck, regardless which manufacturer it's from.

    I'm curious to see if it's all in my head or not ;)

    Here's what I owned over the last 13 years


    Intel :
    Pentium 166
    Pentium 233MMX
    Pentium II 450
    Pentium 3 800
    Pentium 4E 2.8
    Pentium M 740 1.73
    Core Duo T2500 (laptop)
    Core i7 950

    AMD :
    Duron 800
    Duron 1.3
    Athlon XP 1800+
    Athlon XP 2400+
    Phenom 9500 2.2
    Phenom II X3 720
    Phenom II X4 965



    If I exclude the laptop's CPU, I have had the same number of AMD and Intel CPUs. To be honest, I am quite surprised as I always preferred Intel. The first 2 AMDs I bought, I bought them because they were cheap. I never did that with Intel. I bought because it was the best (okay okay, the Prescott was crap even when new, but it was still a huge upgrade back then)

    What's your story ?
     
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  2. d3m0n_edge

    d3m0n_edge Lost Is Your Soul

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    Here's the processors that I/my brothers have owned since 1996.

    Cyrix 486 100MHz

    AMD:
    AMD Athlon 1GHz

    Intel:
    Pentium 4 2.4GHz
    Pentium 4 2.8GHz
    E6600 2.4GHz
    E8600 3.33GHz
    QX6800 2.93GHz
    Q9550 2.83GHz
    I7 920 2.66GHz

    Laptop is an Intel Core 2 Duo T5500 (1.66GHz). I've always stuck with an Intel processor. Bought a friend a pre-built computer more than 5 years ago which was using an AMD Sempron processor and found it to be a little bit sluggish, even though it was clocked at 2.3GHz. With an Intel, I found my system to be a lot more responsive, and all the tasks seemed to be completed quicker. My personal favourite has to be Intel - you get what you pay for!!
     
  3. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    I've got a much shorter history than you guys. :p

    P3-800
    AXP 1400+
    AXP 3200+
    Athlon s754 something or other, probably the 3000 (for a couple of months until the s939 DFI boards came out)
    Opty 144
    Opty 146
    Athlon X2 3800+
    Core 2 Duo 5300 (for a day)
    Core 2 Duo E8400 (to replace the crappy 5300)
     
  4. Gunsmith

    Gunsmith Maximum Win

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    Intel:

    486 dx2
    p100
    p133 overdrive
    p200
    p2 350
    e6700
    q9450

    AMD:

    K6-2 400
    athlon 750
    athlon 900
    athlon 1400 (the hot one)
    athlon 2200
    athlon 3400
     
  5. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    Intel
    P1/3/4
    Pentium D's ..various
    Celerons ...various
    2x original Xeons
    E2160
    i7 940

    AMD
    X2 240
    X2 245
    X2 7250
    X4 620

    There's probably a few that I've forgotten about. Plus what ever's been in the 3 laptops that I've owned.
     
  6. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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    Interesting. You stayed with AMD for about 10 years before going back to Intel. Why exactly ?

    (I ask this but I know the answer. The E6X00 series was great)
     
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  7. stuartpb

    stuartpb Well-Known Member

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    These are the CPU's that I can remember having, from a variety of PC's (including my gaming rig, my HTPC and my daughter's rig)


    Intel:
    Core i7 920 (gaming rig)
    Core 2 Quad Q9550 (gaming rig)
    Core 2 Duo E8400 (gaming rig then daughter's rig)
    Core 2 E2200 (daughter's rig)
    Pentium II & III & IV (Can't remember exact details, had a few of each) (all gaming)
    i386DX (gaming)

    AMD
    Athlon X2 4400+ (gaming rig)
    Opteron 146 (gaming and then HTPC)
    Sempron 2200 & 2400 (skt A)(gaming rig)
    Athlon XP-M 2500 (this and below were gaming)
    Athlon XP 2400
    Athlon 1000
    Duron 750 (iirc)
     
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  8. Ljs

    Ljs Well-Known Member

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    I can't even remember what I had for breakfast, let alone 20+ years of CPUs!
     
  9. Gunsmith

    Gunsmith Maximum Win

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    spot on.
     
  10. ShakeyJake

    ShakeyJake My name is actually 'Jack'.

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    The only Intel I've ever owned is the Celeron in my Eee 900. Which is weird, I dont really consider myself aligned to either camp but the data doesn't lie.

    AMD:
    Athlon 900
    Some Skt A Athlon 1.6GHz (admittedly in a system that I didn't build.)
    Athlon X2 4400+
    Athlon X2 6000+
    Phenom II X4 955
     
  11. Lord-Vale3

    Lord-Vale3 His Tremendousness

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    Intel.

    Core i5-750 in PC I built
    Some sort of mobile Core-i3 in my laptop
     
  12. Hypnosam

    Hypnosam New Member

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    Intel.

    P1
    P2 ~400mhz
    P3 ~700mhz
    P4 2.8, 3.06, 3.2
    Celron 2.8 3ghz
    Core 2 mobile 1.66ghz
    Core i7. 2.66ghz
    Core 2 duo 2.66ghz
    P4 Mobile
    Pentium M


    AMD
    Duron
    Athlon.

    I think mines slightly biased
     
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  13. DragunovHUN

    DragunovHUN Well-Known Member

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    Pentium 4 1.5 Ghz Socket 478
    Pentium 4 3.0 Ghz Prescott with HT, Socket 478
    Pentium D 805, 2.66 Ghz, LGA775
    Celeron 430, LGA775
    i7 920, LGA1136
    Some Celeron dual core in my laptop.

    Never had an AMD.
     
  14. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    286's
    386's
    486's
    P1's
    P2's
    P3's (both sockets/slots) including celly's
    P4's (S478 & S775) including celly's
    Dual Core's including a celly (still got it as well)
    C2D's (which I still use)

    Like the above, never had AMD's, simply because every time I buy CPU's it is the Intel's that have the biggest bang for buck. Maybe it is a timing thing...
     
  15. Zinfandel

    Zinfandel Well-Known Member

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    Self built systems

    P4 2.4Ghz
    Athlon 3700 San Diego
    P4 3.2 Ghz
    (Laptop time)
    Dual Core E5400
     
  16. paisa666

    paisa666 I WILL END YOU!!!

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    AMD Am486 DX4-100 100Mhz
    Intel Pentium MMX 133 Mhz
    Intel Pentium III 600Mhz
    Intel Pentium 4 1Ghz
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 2800+
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+
    AMD Phenom X4 9850 BE

    that's it :)
     
  17. Big Elf

    Big Elf Oh no! Not another f----ing elf!

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    Intel
    486DX33 (Laptop)
    Pentium 166 (Laptop)
    Pentium 200
    Pentium IV 2.53
    Pentium ? 2.2 Mobile (Laptop)
    Q6600
    E8400
    Q9650
    i7 920

    Cyrix
    90
    166

    AMD 1GHz (Laptop)

    Evergreen 400 (possibly a Cyrix)

    EDIT: The Evergreen was an AMD K6-2 400MHz CPU that could be used in a Socket 7 motherboard that was normally limited to 200MHz. It required a BIOS update which was supplied with the kit. I bought it in 2000 for around £150 and thought it was wonderful. It was apparently slower than a Celeron 400.

    http://www.xtremetek.com/reviews/index.php?id=15&page=1


    I still have all of the CPUs except the P4 2.53 & AMD 1GHz
     
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  18. 13eightyfour

    13eightyfour Formerly Titanium Angel

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    Cant remember the exact models, but up until the intel i series release, i was almost solely AMD, since the i series ive only got intel chips.

    Overall ive had more AMD chips though.
     
  19. mars-bar-man

    mars-bar-man Side bewb.

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    Intel:
    - Core 2 Duo E6600
    - Core 2 Duo E8400
    - Core 2 Quad Q9450
    - Core i7 860

    AMD:
    - Erm?

    Hopefully will build an AMD rig in 6 months/a years time.
     
  20. play_boy_2000

    play_boy_2000 It was funny when I was 12

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    Pentium 150
    Pentium Pro 150 (faimly computer)
    Pentium II 233
    Pentium III 733
    Pentium III 800 (family computer)
    Pentium 4 2.4B
    Pentium 4 2.8C
    Pentium 4 551
    Celeron 2.2 (family computer)

    Athon 1.6Ghz iirc (HTPC)
    Core 2 E4300
    Celeron 356 (HTPC)
    Core 2 E8400
    Pentium E6300 wolfdale (Family computer)
    Core2 E6300 (HTPC)
    Core 2 Q9550


    I administer a small business server and all the client PCs are AMD (Best bang for the buck at the time). I want the keep the deployment relatively uniform, so I'll sticking be to AMD.
     

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