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Will you switch to Intel Core i7 ?

Discussion in 'TPU Frontpage Polls' started by W1zzard, Nov 7, 2008.

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Will you switch to Intel Core i7 ?

Poll closed Dec 16, 2008.
  1. Yes, this year

    519 vote(s)
    4.8%
  2. Yes, next year

    1,860 vote(s)
    17.4%
  3. No, I will stay with Core 2

    3,227 vote(s)
    30.1%
  4. AMD - Smarter Choice

    5,109 vote(s)
    47.7%
  1. MarcusTaz

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    I also read it effected the 64 bit OS more?
     
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  2. Mussels

    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    yeah phenoms one required like 4 VMwares running at once in order to crash. the bad press was because that 0.1% of users got a 'fix' which crippled memory performance instead.
     
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    Thank you for the clarification. :toast:
     
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    Core 2 in this moment is more than enuff for gaming and surfing :rockout:. The i7 is much to expansive for all the buggs that comes with it. After all i find no need in desktop for a i7;).
    So, Core i7 :slap: => :nutkick:
     
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    Well i will be staying with my all AMD rig . I will just up grade to a new Phenom 2 (940) cpu in the next month . Later in 2009 i will up date my video card set.
     
  6. trickson

    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    OH MAN sorry to here that ! :slap:
     
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    I'm staying Core 2. Intel has something else coming, so IMO i7 is dangerously close to a screw job.... But I got ragged on pretty hard before for saying I am using a Core 2, so idk...
     
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    Intel already has a TLB bug. Unless i7's and their motherboards get a whole lot cheaper, I am going AMD.
     
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    Binge Overclocking Surrealism

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    deerrr I switched already by mistake >.< lol I love it!
     
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    Which the problem was solved before release...I know its already been stated but there are always a multiple of bugs when these cpus are produced. The question is only if the bugs can be solved before retail production.
     
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    WOW, surprised to see people still sayin AMD is a smarter choice LOL. I guess they dont care for performance. The extra $50 for Intel is worth it. If you are that cheap, you deserve a Athlon X2.
     
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    Please show me an i7 thats only 50 more than any AMD phenom out currently :laugh:
    But for me AMD does me fine, if you want i7 then go for it but not for me im afraid.
     
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    Yeah -- sorry I don't have $600 to spend on just a motherboard+CPU+RAM like you. :rolleyes:

    Where's this "extra $50?" :laugh:
     
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    Dont get me wrong, i LOVE AMD, but i go where performance is, and AMD is not offering much, I meant $50 more for a core 2 duo, AMD is not much cheaper, you can get an E2200 for $70, overclocks to 3ghz + and outperforms and AMD system comparable in price by far.
     
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    No its a terrible waste of money..........


    Hang on :D
     
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    rofl amd ftw!
     
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    heh, staying AMD, it makes more sense, I have yet to see a chipset from intel or nvidia that really takes care of business. further more, I feel i7 just aint worth it, I got more important things to spend money on, like a decent monitor and gpu (ATI) to back whatever AMD processor I get.
     
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    Well ... a little 50% for AMD smarter choice. But where am I ?

    I understand that due to the price of DDR3 and X58 motherboards only a few people are interested in switching to core i7, but who can choose to switch to an AMD processor today ?

    If you take the example of Crysis, the Phenom X4 9950 is beaten by a "poor" E4500 (low res).
    Even on multithreaded applications the best Phenom does not match a Q6600, which costs a bit less.

    So people, tell me why are you voting AMD ?
    I still have an "old" Opteron 165 and I really enjoyed it. At that time AMD was ruling the world of CPU with their Athlon (s754 / s939)... but now, who would be fool enough to buy a Phenom instead of a good C2D or C2Q ?
     
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    eidairaman1 The Exiled Airman

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    Ill say 1 thing, Crysis has a Hard time running on any machine so there is really no excuse to use that as a benchmark for systems when its poorly coded, also say that Intel is better at it because OMG it Plays 15FPS on a Intel at max Detail without Much Goin on in the Picture. Sorry if i Last Recall 30-60 FPS without a Spike of FPS Loss is the Ideal for any game and most actually run well above 30-60 without loss, where anything less than 30 is unbearable.
     
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    I do agree that Crysis is not the most optimized game I ever seen..
    Even if today a Phenom is good enough to play at any game, it will struggle faster than a good C2D. But in my opinion the problem is not being "enough", it is the performance / price ratio. And in this matter the C2D & C2Q do have a clear advantage.
    Take a look at this test:
    http://www.matbe.com/articles/lire/1121/comparatif-de-100-processeurs/page9.php
     
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    eidairaman1 The Exiled Airman

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    Btw What most people are looking at for AMD is Phenom 2, Athlon X4, and Kuma Core and Future X2 CPUs.
     
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