Poll: What’s inside your rig, Intel or AMD?

Last month, I upgraded my old desktop PC. I have been a longtime AMD fan and for the last 5 years or so, have used almost all of their CPUs — Athlon, Sempron, AMD64+, and the X2. Even most of the dedicated servers I get runs AMD Opteron CPUs. They’re cheaper and does the job just fine.

However, during my latest upgrade, I switched to the other side — an Intel Q6600 Core 2 Quad 2.4 GHz. I actually got the works — 4GB DDR2 800 RAM, Inno3D 8600 GTS 256MB DDR3 and a Gigabyte 3D Aurora.

Gigabyte 3D Aurora

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The switch was prompted with the realization that at the top of the food chain, it looks like Intel has taken back the lead for some time now. In the lower end CPUs, AMD is may be seem neck and neck with Intel — Athlon 64 X2s vs. Intel Intel E4x00 C2D — but go up in the quad cores and you’ll see Intel becomes cheaper.

Has AMD lost the battle altogether? Has their “cheap but fast” brand label been diluted?

Our poll for this week will look into you CPU preferences — What’s inside your rig, Intel or AMD? For good measure, I also added in the poll IBM’s PowerPC (those running pre-Intel Macs) and Via processors.

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

30 Responses

  1. Mine right now uses AMD quad then hataw na memory at 8GB. I’ve added a good CPU cooler to keep the temp at around 40C

  2. LunaTech says:

    AMD A8-3850 @ 2.9Ghz !!!!

  3. Apple says:

    Core 2 Duo E6850
    2GB RAM
    GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB

  4. marion says:

    My desktop has a good ol’ almost 5-year-old Pentium 4, and my 6-month-old laptop has a Core2Duo. As far as I know, Intel has regained the performance crown ever since they launched C2D, so I’m proud of my lappy :)

    As for graphics, my desktop has a good ol’ ATI Radeon 9600 Pro (AGP, not PCI-E. My motherboard is really old. I need a new rig -_-; but…) for my super laptop, it has an NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT, which is more than powerful for my gaming needs. I won’t be upgrading my desktop anytime soon. My laptop is my gaming rig! :p

  5. i have 2 rigs both Intel and AMD.

    a. Q6600 QuadCore 2.4ghz @ OC – 3ghz. (WinXP Pro)
    b. Athlon X2 4800+ 2.5ghz (Slackware Linux)

    For High-end rigs … go for Intel… if you have more cash to spend.

    pics of my rigs – http://flickr.com/photos/wyzemoro/sets/72157603982342341/

  6. hmmmm…on the server side i think AMD Opteron got it first for the low power but fast chips ;) while on the desktop war intel has got it…

    been using my intel P4 630 rig for more than 2 yrs…(3 Ghz, 2mb cache)…photoshop efx still flies…

    for gamers delight…nothing beats PS3 with its Cell chip…1080p (hdmi 1.3 as well)

    computers are getting faster every 6 months…and who needs a quad core chip when you only use it for net browsing and checking emails? ;)

  7. Intel user ever since bought my first computer. I used an AMD rig once but it has not convinced me to switch. I am currently using an intel quad core and I am more than satisfied with it in terms of price/performance ratio.

  8. Gerald Munar says:

    Intel C2D 2.33 Ghz

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