Home | Community | Message Board


Mycohaus
Please support our sponsors.

General Interest >> Science and Technology

Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
InvisibleLanaM
Head Banana
Female

Registered: 10/28/99
Posts: 3,084
Loc: www.MycoSupply.com
AMD vs Intel
    #1079062 - 11/23/02 11:18 AM (14 years, 4 months ago)

Hi Everyone,
A friend of mine asked me to help her with buying a new computer. Actually she needs 2 of them.

I'm leaning towards two AMD's becuase they're cheaper and the reviews I've read on them I like a little more than Intel.

But, one machine will be running Red Hat Linux and the other will have Window XP Professional.

I'm 99% sure that the Win XP Pro will be fine, but has anyone every had configuration problems while setting up a linux box with an AMD processor? The version of Red Hat will be the newest distro.

Any advice/ideas would be great.

Thanks
Lana

P.S. And another thing, if AMD is your choice, please tell me the name of a good processor, basically one with a fast (best) bus speed.


--------------------
Myco Supply - Distributors of Mycological Products
http://www.MycoSupply.com

The Premiere Source for Mushroom Growing Supplies.
Visit us online or call us toll free


Edited by Lana (11/23/02 11:27 AM)


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offline3DSHROOM
loon
Male

Registered: 04/20/99
Posts: 2,878
Last seen: 4 years, 1 month
Re: AMD vs Intel [Re: Lana]
    #1079837 - 11/23/02 06:54 PM (14 years, 4 months ago)

AMD processors and the parts that are needed to build a system, motherboards, ram, etc are usually cheaper for an AMD system. The shroomery server has 2 AMD 1800+ processors in it...

http://www.pricewatch.com is a good place to look for what prices should be...

$178 - Athlon XP 2400
$139 - Athlon XP 2200
$87 - Athlon XP 2100
$74 - Athlon XP 2000

Unless you just absolutely need THE fastest personal computer out there... AMD is the way to go. RedHat and pretty much every other linux distro should work just fine with them.


--------------------
Your friendly neighborhood loon


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleTinMan
Stranger

Registered: 10/01/02
Posts: 2,956
Loc: Russia
Re: AMD vs Intel [Re: 3DSHROOM]
    #1079902 - 11/23/02 07:39 PM (14 years, 4 months ago)

Yeah. ALL of my processors are AMD. I'm very anti-Intel. My choice would be an AMD Athlon, the fastest you can get since AMDs operate faster than an Intel at the same speed.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Invisibledaussaulit
Forgetful

Registered: 08/06/02
Posts: 2,894
Loc: Earth
Re: AMD vs Intel [Re: TinMan]
    #1083980 - 11/25/02 11:17 AM (14 years, 3 months ago)

AMD has the better price/speed ratio. If you have money, go for the Intel.

>My choice would be an AMD Athlon, the fastest you can get since AMDs operate faster than an Intel at the same speed.

If you go to tomshardware.com and compare the benchmarks, AMD wins about 1/3 of them, and Intel wins the other 2/3.

Also let's not forget that Intel has just released the Pentium 4 3.06 GhZ with Hyper-Threading Technology. The computer thinks that there's 2 processors, but there's only one. If your running many applications at a time, like big number crunching and memory eating programs, the 3.06 will destroy the P4 3.6 GhZ. You really can't compare single-threaded benchmarks anymore, because your going to be running more than one program at a time so it's not a practical test. Also lets not forget AMD's Athlon XP 2800+ has been delayed yet again. They only about to just release the 2700+.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineBuzzDoctor
Runs withscissors
Male

Registered: 08/11/99
Posts: 948
Loc: Atlantis
Last seen: 1 month, 22 days
Re: AMD vs Intel [Re: TinMan]
    #1085161 - 11/25/02 07:54 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

Why are you 'very anti-Intel'? I've always had good results from them.

Buzz


--------------------
Is the glass half-full or half-empty? I say it is both.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleLanaM
Head Banana
Female

Registered: 10/28/99
Posts: 3,084
Loc: www.MycoSupply.com
Re: AMD vs Intel [Re: BuzzDoctor]
    #1085211 - 11/25/02 08:21 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

??? ME ??

I'm not anit-Intel, I think I'm just in the mood to try somethnig different thats all. I've been too busy to do homework of any kind so..... we'll see how things go.

Lana


--------------------
Myco Supply - Distributors of Mycological Products
http://www.MycoSupply.com

The Premiere Source for Mushroom Growing Supplies.
Visit us online or call us toll free


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineBuzzDoctor
Runs withscissors
Male

Registered: 08/11/99
Posts: 948
Loc: Atlantis
Last seen: 1 month, 22 days
Re: AMD vs Intel [Re: Lana]
    #1085295 - 11/25/02 08:51 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

Ummm ... no .... I was replying to TheInvizibleMan



--------------------
Is the glass half-full or half-empty? I say it is both.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleTinMan
Stranger

Registered: 10/01/02
Posts: 2,956
Loc: Russia
Re: AMD vs Intel [Re: BuzzDoctor]
    #1087680 - 11/26/02 02:57 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

AMDs function better on applications that I use them for. Dual AMDs will work a hell of a lot better than dual Intels. And like I said, speed-wise, AMDs tend to run faster than advertised.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinesocratesmind
old hand

Registered: 02/22/02
Posts: 1,193
Loc: in your house :)
Last seen: 10 years, 8 months
Re: AMD vs Intel [Re: TinMan]
    #1087940 - 11/26/02 04:27 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

In reply to:

Dual AMDs will work a hell of a lot better than dual Intels.



Just make sure the app/OS you're using is setup for multithreading. Win98 and such is not as far as i know. Don't know about xp but if its not setup for multithreading its not going to go any faster :/


--------------------
Prohibition will work great injury to the cause of temperance. It is a species of intemperance within itself, for it goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man's appetite by legislation, and makes a crime out of things that are not crimes. A Prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our government was founded.
- Abraham Lincoln: Speech in the Illinois House of Representatives, Dec 18, 1840.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offline3DSHROOM
loon
Male

Registered: 04/20/99
Posts: 2,878
Last seen: 4 years, 1 month
Re: AMD vs Intel [Re: socratesmind]
    #1088332 - 11/26/02 07:19 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

XP can handle multiple processors.


--------------------
Your friendly neighborhood loon


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Invisibledaussaulit
Forgetful

Registered: 08/06/02
Posts: 2,894
Loc: Earth
Re: AMD vs Intel [Re: 3DSHROOM]
    #1093596 - 11/28/02 01:42 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

The problem with dual-processor motherboads is that they suck. They for servers and number crunching mainly. Lana never told us what the computers would be used for, so for a gaming machine, a dual-processor motherboad would not be suitable. Lana also never told us the budget for these machines.

>XP can handle multiple processors.
Linux can too.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleIDontGrow
insomniac

Registered: 09/23/02
Posts: 217
Re: AMD vs Intel [Re: daussaulit]
    #1108759 - 12/04/02 02:03 AM (14 years, 3 months ago)

go with one of the new amd t-bred cored 1700 or 1800 cpu's found at www.newegg.com


--------------------
work of fiction

http://www.thenook.org/


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1

General Interest >> Science and Technology

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* AMD or INTEL...help
( 1 2 all )
Cubieman420 1,909 27 02/06/04 02:03 AM
by Le_Canard
* Intel Launches Quad Core Processors DiploidM 932 5 11/19/06 12:52 PM
by Bluemoondreamer
* CPU Differences Aiko Aiko 532 5 01/05/07 06:23 PM
by Maverick
* please help, im building a computer on newegg.com....
( 1 2 all )
agoutihead 2,397 25 03/29/07 12:15 PM
by agoutihead
* Celeron questions
( 1 2 all )
RandalFlagg
1,727 21 12/28/04 06:44 PM
by cb9fl
* Intel's new route: Gigahertz war finally coming to an end daba 921 13 05/15/04 11:24 PM
by daba
* Overclocking AMD athlon xp 1700+ Liquid_Dimension 805 3 03/17/07 11:26 AM
by Liquid_Dimension
* Xbox 360 vs PC ShroomInduced 995 14 04/08/06 12:43 PM
by barfightlard

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: Lana, trendal, Diploid, automan
1,313 topic views. 0 members, 1 guests and 1 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
Mushrooms.com
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2017 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.041 seconds spending 0.002 seconds on 14 queries.