Will AMD Come out with a better cpu over intel?

By PCTechie316
Jan 12, 2007
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  1. I am looking to build a new pc with in the next 2 - 3 months. Since pc hardware change everyday, I wanted to know if amd will be coming out with a proccessor that will beat any of the Intel Core 2 Duos. I'm looking to buy the intel 6600, but want to make sure amd wont come out with new stuff right after I build my pc. Thanks for any info.
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu Newcomer, in training Posts: 9,431

    Define "better". You could put 4 dual-core Opterons in a box and make all Intel users cry in shame :p

    No, as for desktops it doesn't look like AMD is going to have an Intel killer in the near future.
  3. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,909

    Well, those Opterons gave me an idea... Opteron 165s are beasts. They are 1.8 GHz stock Dual core and are dirt cheap, but they can overclock to past FX62. They go right up to 3.0GHz easily. So if you really want to go AMD, that's probably your best bet for price vs performance.
  4. Mirob

    Mirob TechSpot Paladin Posts: 841

    K8L is coming in the second half of the year. It's cores will be named after stars and cities. Now Core 2 is about 25% faster per clock than K8. I don't think the improvements that have been talked about for K8L are enough, and Intel's 45nm process will increase their clock speeds enough to stay ahead anyway.

    In a few months the E6600 will drop to $224.
    http://www.hkepc.com/bbs/itnews.php?tid=714230&starttime=0&endtime=0
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  5. Grafficks

    Grafficks Newcomer, in training Posts: 454

    I am pretty sure Intel plans to keep their lead over AMD now that they have worked so hard to create a masterpiece like the Core 2 Duo.

    This is a "professional" opinion from the Holiday 2006 issue of Maximum PC
  6. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,067   +13

    just a matter of time. R&D costs a lot of money and time. Not to mention the marketing piece.
  7. Grafficks

    Grafficks Newcomer, in training Posts: 454

    Cool, I'm interested in that 800MHz FSB Core 2 Duo E4400.

    My motherboard supports up to 800MHz FSB, and it has an Intel 945P NorthBridge chipset. Does that mean that with a BIOS update, the E4400 should work on my mobo....?

    My current Presler-core PentiumD has 4MB L2 cache though, where the E4400 has 2MB. Not sure if that C2D would be a good choice for me...
  8. Mirob

    Mirob TechSpot Paladin Posts: 841

    The P5LD2 will not support Core 2 Duo. Asus has made a P5LD2 R2.0 that will.
  9. jakegerome

    jakegerome Newcomer, in training

    Intel is dominating as of right now, but AMD isn't going to sit by and watch as Intel takes the market... it's a never ending battle. AMD will eventually come out with something better, and then the cycle will continue! I don't tend to side with either company as i have built many systems and used both companies processors. But if its the best of the best you are looking for, at this time go with Intel.
  10. raybay

    raybay TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    By the time AMD comes out with a competitor for Core Duo 2, Intel will have the Quad out. With so many companies already adapting the Core Duo for their branded machines, AMD has their work cut out for them. If the economy falters, AMD will be in deep doo doo.
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