1. Is AMD better?

    4 vote(s)
  2. Is Intel Better?

    4 vote(s)
  3. Top Performance

    1 vote(s)
  4. Top Stability

    0 vote(s)
By Vehementi ยท 68 replies
Mar 4, 2002
  1. PoPDragon

    PoPDragon TS Rookie

    Yea, I read that Intel dropped their support for RAMBUS a week or so ago. And I'm not a big RAMBUS fan. But I've yet to see a P4 DDR board that achieves the bench marks reached with the INTEL/RAMBUS combo. Maybe when they get DDR333 runnin good, (haven't read up on for a while) or a board that can make good use of it. I still have to believe all this DDR memory (the good stuff) is still priced higher than RAMBUS. It's like the worse of two evils, pay more for DDR or buy the unpopular RAMBUS that out performs it. Besides, an original purchase of 256Megs needs no upgrading. a single stick of 256Megs should be plenty to run anything I dicker around with.

    Just lookin for a good, fast, solid comp.
  2. eddy05

    eddy05 TS Rookie Posts: 152

    Yeah, though Rambus outperforms it, it only outperformed the DDR ram by a little. And with the **speed of DDR ram increasing, DDR ram will outperform the Rambus ram some day.

    ** I was trying to say about the DDR266, DDR333 think, but I don't know how to describe the increasing of the numbers, so I described as increasing speed. pardon.
  3. SuperCheetah

    SuperCheetah TS Rookie Posts: 709

    It kind of saddens me to think of Rambus just going down the drain. It has real potential, but like I saw in an earlier post the greedy companies like Intel got to it and ruined its future. Personally, I'm happy with my DDR memory, but I've seen many reviews talking about how Rambus outperformed all other memory by a long shot.

    I wonder what Rambus could have been..........
  4. PoPDragon

    PoPDragon TS Rookie

  5. Molman

    Molman TS Rookie

    Rambus brough their own downfall, not intel. Also this brought abit of a chuckle ->
  6. uncleel

    uncleel TS Rookie Posts: 980

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  7. boeingfixer

    boeingfixer TS Rookie Posts: 1,006

    Hey uncleel,

    Just to let you know, I may be going from a 1600+ (1.4) to the 1800 or 1900+ this week. So another no sale for Intel.

    You know I am just having fun with you and you I right uncleel ??

    If I am out of line, I will stop and apologize?? ;)
  8. eddy05

    eddy05 TS Rookie Posts: 152


    "AMD Athlon XP 1600+ 1600MHz @ 1600MHz "???
  9. boeingfixer

    boeingfixer TS Rookie Posts: 1,006

    Re: boeingfixer

    No it's a 1.4 in the "real" world, the 1800+ is like 1.57 I believe.

    Or are you talking about my rig spec's, if you are I have to change that.
  10. eddy05

    eddy05 TS Rookie Posts: 152

  11. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 2,704

    The 1800+ is actually 1.533 GHz...
  12. Cucumber

    Cucumber TS Rookie Posts: 154

    Im an AMD user, and would never change!!
    Here is a good article showing AMD vs Intel Northwood

    Basically showing that an AMD clocked at 1.67ghz, is on par with a Pentium clocked at 2.2ghz (thats 530mhz faster):D

    Adios amigos

  13. SuperCheetah

    SuperCheetah TS Rookie Posts: 709

    All I'm going to say Cucumber is never say never. You never know what Intel has up their sleeve. Yes AMD is dominating the performance market now, but who knows what will happen in the next few years...

    I'm an AMD man myself, so I'm pulling for the underdogs too :)
  14. boeingfixer

    boeingfixer TS Rookie Posts: 1,006

    And like I have said before, I am also with you two, I am always pulling for AMD !!
  15. Cucumber

    Cucumber TS Rookie Posts: 154

    Another article here lads:

    SHOWING MY T.BIRD 1.33 (not OC) is nearly on par with a 2ghz P4!!!!!!!

    AMD RULE!!!!!!
  16. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    Hey folks, try to remember that this is only a poll, not a declaration of war.
  17. Riot

    Riot TS Rookie

    AMD or INTEL?? Intel won the race to the 2ghz mark, but AMD's 1.8 was beating it in cetain aspects of performance. But, what most people don't realise is that INTEL processors have faster L1 cache which runs at the core speed of the processor, whereas AMD's does not. This is why INTEL is the superior processor. Anybody agree/disagree?
  18. uncleel

    uncleel TS Rookie Posts: 980

    I pass... beings we just talked it to death :dead: here -->
    We've had so much discussion of this issue , that I don't care to participate now.
  19. SleeperDC

    SleeperDC TS Rookie Posts: 184

    i always like AMD over Intel.
    but right now, Intel 1.6G is the best choice over AMD

    AMD right now is at the end of 0.18, very hot and can't OC much
    while Intel is at it's 0.13, cool and very OC-able.

    anyways, AMD rocks!
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