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    I am a strong supporter of AMD, because their products are typically less expensive than are Intel's products, but usually can provide comparable performance for a lower price. However, to say that one company is overall superior to the other is rather harsh and unfair, in my mind, as I am certain that each company can provide products that shall meet the needs of their customer. My current computer has an AMD Phenom II X4 945 processor and an AMD Radeon HD 6850 video card, and both function very admirably for my uses; I play games only infrequently, but I do watch movies and television series frequently on my computer, and its CPU and GPU are more than sufficient for that purpose.

    Of course, I am certainly aware that AMD is faring poorly in comparison to Intel at the present time, so I am very much hoping that they can return to providing strong competition to Intel, as they are the only other major manufacturer of CPU's in the world and thus the only entity preventing them from having a complete monopoly on the CPU market. I do hope that their next line of processors, the FX-based "Piledriver" processors, are better than their "Bulldozer" processors and thus provide better competition for Intel's products.
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    I'm holding out for "Freight Train" processors.
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    Well, my look at it:
    The refresh rate on 75-95% of monitors is 60Hz. The rest are 65, 75, or 120. No matter what, once you hit the refresh rate of the monitor, it's physically impossible to display it faster.

    IMO, any FPS faster than 120 is overkill.
    Two years. They were great. Let's make the next ones even better!

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    I like them all but when using both brands in real life i notice no difference between my older 1090t or my 3960x besides the 3960x is dead already and the 1090t is still running strong. Also have the I5-2500k and i7-2700k and i7-3930k . My favorite of them all right now is my 2700k. Thing overclocks and benches like a beast. Lol the 3960x died not overclocking but installing windows. But that was a defective motherboard because the board ran great till i bought a new board and tried installing windows.So i wont blame the CPU for that problem. But hell My i5-2500k is more then enough and the one i use the most. And was dying to get an 8150 but just not in the budget at the moment as i have 2 more builds lined up to do with deadlines. But i am also hoping Pile driver has something to push me back to AMD. I tell people building Gaming builds get an i5-2500k ans AsRock Extreme 4 and some cheap priced corsair Vengeance Ram . Every one of them saved huge money and love there builds. But for people that just web browse and play small games occasionally i aim them towards the AMD APU as that's all they really need.

    My opinion also for benchmarking is there is no Intel 3960x going to reach 8.4Ghz like AMD Pulled off with their 8150 so for Dice or something like that i would go 8150 over 3960x Higher clocks and if you fry it is 200 bucks versus 1000.

    This is just my opinion only.

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    I posted in Intel's retail forum that I'm tired of training that says you don't need a graphics card to play games because 3rd Gen Intel chips can do it with onboard video. Are you kidding me.
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    I tried that. Couldn't even play Guild Wars, the first one not the second.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGreatSatan View Post
    I posted in Intel's retail forum that I'm tired of training that says you don't need a graphics card to play games because 3rd Gen Intel chips can do it with onboard video. Are you kidding me.
    You know what my IT teacher says? Having a (modern) dedicated graphics card is ALWAYS better than onboard video!
    Two years. They were great. Let's make the next ones even better!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGreatSatan View Post
    I posted in Intel's retail forum that I'm tired of training that says you don't need a graphics card to play games because 3rd Gen Intel chips can do it with onboard video. Are you kidding me.
    Well, bejeweled and snood are games.
    In another year or two, maybe more, it will likely be true. We won't need a dedicated card, we'll still want one though. We'll always want one. Our grand-kids will make fun of us for our relic computers that don't fit neatly on a single chip. Their battery-powered wristwatch uni-chip computers will make today's super computers look like toys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TLHarrell View Post
    I'm holding out for "Freight Train" processors.
    Are you being condescending toward AMD? Do you doubt that they can recover from their current situation and once again provide serious competition to Intel?

    Quote Originally Posted by AmEv View Post
    You know what my IT teacher says? Having a (modern) dedicated graphics card is ALWAYS better than onboard video!
    Saying that is akin to saying that "the sky is blue;" it is an obvious and logical conclusion to make. From my experience, it is always a wise decision to have a dedicated graphics processor in one's system, so that the CPU does not need to handle the tasks of graphics alone. I also have found that dedicated sound card are far superior to onboard audio, yet not as many computers have sound cards as they have video cards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DemonDragonJ View Post
    Are you being condescending toward AMD? Do you doubt that they can recover from their current situation and once again provide serious competition to Intel?
    Certainly not. I am optimistic they will gain the upper hand in processor tech again, and do it for cheaper than Intel. For now, I'm unimpressed with their specs.
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