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Favorite manufacturer. Vote now!!!!

Favorite manufacturer. Vote now!!!!

  • Intel

    Votes: 11 61.1%
  • AMD

    Votes: 7 38.9%

  • Total voters
    18

JEBWrench

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Joined
Jan 8, 2008
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Aperture Science
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Windows XP - Media Center Edition
#3
Personal favourite for a long time, or current best? There's a difference, in my opinion. ;)
 

Dalo Harkin

FPCH Member
Joined
May 27, 2008
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4,098
Location
Stockport near Manchester
PC Experience
Elite PC Guru
Operating System
Windows Vista - Home Premium
#6
Used to vote AMD all the time, they have really dropped a boll*ck on this one, buying ATI has just killed them - ATI were struggling to keep up with Nvidea and AMD bought them on the 'proviso' that they could use some of the ATI technology to build on board graphics chips for GPU's actually a chip like a CPU that sits on the MOBO -
I have been keeping updated on this for a long time and they have well and truly messed it up.
I reckon within 3 years they will be gone - 'mark my words'

Did anyone see the 4X4 setup they were set to release and intel brought out the Quad core and they pulled it back not to get embarassed lol
How much did they spend on production and testing and all that - it was ready to be sold and they cancelled all of it, thats the sort of thing you cannot do if you are the underdog in the market!
Rant over lol :D
 

Tootech

FPCH Member
Joined
Oct 16, 2008
Messages
1,618
#9
AMD

AMD .......

They have fought the mighty Intel, often winning until recently.

Remember the early Athlons, Spitfire core onwards, right up until Athon 64's on socket 939 - they were always the enthusiast choice.

If they wern't in the running, Intel could do what they want, and price chips as they like.

AMD have done good , just waiting for them to come back with something special...again.......livin in hope:)
 
Joined
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Location
Stockport near Manchester
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Operating System
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#10
AMD .......

They have fought the mighty Intel, often winning until recently.

Remember the early Athlons, Spitfire core onwards, right up until Athon 64's on socket 939 - they were always the enthusiast choice.

If they wern't in the running, Intel could do what they want, and price chips as they like.

AMD have done good , just waiting for them to come back with something special...again.......livin in hope:)
I agree that they used to be good socket 754 and 939 days were had by AMD and ATI were the GPU's of the time too (not owned by ATI at that time :D)
Then along came the core 2 duo's and they blasted all AMD's offerings out of the water! AMD made the 4x4 which (cough, cough) got cancelled as it was rubbish and not able to compete and then Intel realeased the Quad core and well, we know the situation we are in now AMD buy ATI :) and they have released some cracking cards that wipe the floor with Nvidias offering - BUT AMD are fighting 2 battles CPU and GPU where as INTEL is fighting the CPU war and winning and NVIDIA are fighting the GPU war and will soon be back in front - I have said from the beginning AMD buying ATI crippled them and they will recover but in the meantime they are losing customers hand over fist to INTEL.
I buy INTEL cpu's and NVIDIA GPU's and I do so as they are faster for the money and in terms of the GPU's the DRIVERS that NVIDIA supply are always better and more reliable.
If AMD and ATI release offerings better than INTEL and NVIDIA then I will buy them I am not in a brand war - I just buy the best technology at the time, for the money.