[TriLUG] AMD vs. Intel
reginald.reed at gmail.com
Sat Jul 29 21:48:42 EDT 2006
Another key thing to point out is the fact that RAM is *dirt* cheap
these days. My new Core Duo 2.0GHz Macbook has 2Gb of RAM just
because. I don't need that much RAM, but for the $160 with no tax,
why the hell not?
I *love* cheap RAM and having lots 'o RAM can make an otherwise anemic
system come to life and fast system really fly. RAM is good. In most
instances where I would need to make a decision, I'lll max out my RAM
well before I consider a faster processor.
On 7/28/06, Kevin Flanagan <kevin at flanagannc.net> wrote:
> That would have to fall in the "that depends" category.
> What would you be doing with the system, for a laptop, I see that HP now
> has a Turion 64Bit laptop, interesting if you could take advantage of
> the processor.
> If you are using much CPU to Memory transfer intensive applications,
> then AMD has the edge, otherwise I don't think that it matters as much.
> What about the other stuff, that says more in many cases.
> What disks are available, SATA, or PATA, or SCSI?
> What Video subsystem suits your needs best?
> How much RAM can you get for the system in question?
> As usual, there's a lot more to the "best" answer, generally I think
> that if you get a top tier system now it's likely enough for 95% or more
> of folks, unless you're just that kind of geek who needs to spec out
> every last detail.
> Then there's cost.....
> Greg Brown wrote:
> > It was not long ago at all, just last year, that the prevailing
> > opinion of
> > those on Trilug seemed to be that AMD was leading the way for chip design
> > for the foreseeable future. With Intel's latest announcements, along
> > with
> > the Core Duo, I was wondering what the consensus opinion was these days.
> > If you were going to build a linux desktop or laptop what processor would
> > you pick? Intel, AMD, or something else?
> > 3.... 2..... 1..... FIGHT!!
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