AMD's Greatest Gift to Intel

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#1

Hmmm, the rantings of someone who doesnt seem to like AMD

I think the best bit is all of the responses :slight_smile:

But seriously, I personally cannot agree with him, AMD has always been the underdog, even in their (for me) victories over Intel, and subsequently their defeats. But underdogs are always going to have a hard time of it, and if everyone thought as this person did, then they are going to/are having a hard time of it.


#2

A strange amount of loyalty to products here as people scramble to defend the underdog AMD.
I guess I must not be real geek after all, since I’d buy whichever Chip broke the particular speed barrier I was after, at the lowest price on that day. Although choice of motherboards would have to come into it.
I like the idea though that “average” non geek customers only make up 50% of the chip market.:smiley:


#3

Intel : Companies
Amd : Consumers

With the current flow AMD does not really recognize the corporate businesses with their pure raw power with minimum electricity. If i had to build a superb system where money is the 2nd priority , i’d always buy an Intel based system.

If it’s gaming and consumer stuff (little linux here , some bf1942 there) , then money is the top priority and you’d always come out to AMD.

If AMD wants to get into corporate businesses , they should buy Via and put all energy schematics of their CPU into a nice Hammer 2.


#4

AMD’s home made chipsets are better than VIA ones, unfortunately, VIA has the majority market share.


#5

AMD’s home made chipsets are better than VIA ones, unfortunately, VIA has the majority market share.
And this alone was a reason for me not to buy an AMD! The number of non-VIA-boards available (and with it the ones I can choose between) is too small


#6

Out of all the PCs Ive owned over the years, (4) one was an Amstrad, one was an IBM Aptiva 486, then an AMD k6-2 350 and now an AMD XP 2400+, never had any problems with them.

Although I must admit that the performance gap isnt as large over the P4s as it used to be.

I cant say that Ive ever had any problems with VIA chipsets, althought the NForce 2 chipsets (nVidia isnt it?) look very nice for the next upgrade.

From all the posts I must agree, that AMD is budget. But Ive always gone for the underdog. Am a huge fan of ATI, always have been, way before theyre performance cards came out. So naturally, I also am an AMD fan.

Note: Im not defending them, but theyve always done alright by me.


#7

Always gone for AMD because they’re cheap. I can afford a faster AMD chip than I can an Intel. Massive price difference in the UK


#8

Originally posted by alexnoe
And this alone was a reason for me not to buy an AMD! The number of non-VIA-boards available (and with it the ones I can choose between) is too small

Man, there’s nForce2! I’m putting my MSI nforce2 ultra400 mobo w/ Barton 2500+ @ 2800+ under long term testing. I don’t know what people’s problem is w/ VIA mobos, but my previous MSI mobo w/ KT266 mobo ran for 2 years w/o any problems. I guess some people are more suitable buying Dell than building their own system.