Amd Dual Core VS. Intel Dual Core Or Xeon

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Vanquished, Feb 17, 2006.

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  1. Pentium D 820

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  2. Pentium D 830

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  3. Amd Athlon X2 3800

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  4. Amd Athlon X2 4200

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  5. Intel Xeon 2.8ghz 800 mhz fsb

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  6. Intel Pentium D 930

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  1. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    Hi,
    My friend was wondering what processor is best for running protools recording software...
    He is willing to spend 2-3 hundred dollars on the processor...
    I was wondering if you guys could please weigh in on the subject?
    Thanks so much
    -Jack
     
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  2. LeeJend

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    AMD X2 family. The fastest processor he is willing to spring for.

    Make sure the system has lots of RAM (2 gig prefered) and a fast HD. The processor can only buy you so much performance. When it has to go to main memory or HD for data it gets choked.

    I recommend the X2 because even if pro tool was not compiled for multi processor use now it will get upgraded and in the mean time a dual core chip will let you do other tasks without slowing down the file processing.
     
  3. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    Yah, same here, i told him to get it he has a thing for intel though...
    I hope this thread will help him change his mind, i mean look at the votes for the x2...
    I love mine as well...
    Thanks for your input more is needed and welcomed!
    -Jack
     
  4. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    Hey,
    Is it possible that some of you guys could say a little something about your choice?
    It's fine if you don't but it would help greatly if you could state why you made the choice you did...
    Thanks A lot
    -Jack
     
  5. Aprox

    Aprox Moderator Political User

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    I voted X2, simply beacuse AMD has it down. They have the performance/heat/price crown at the moment. And I am a fanboy :D
     
  6. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    Yep me too!
    I think AMD is the best, if you look at the cnet results its a no brainer: http://reviews.cnet.com/4520-10442_7-6389077-1.html
    But still im looking for unbias result for the processor... But i think most of you guys don't truly have a bias to AMD, you just think its better for its performance...
    -Jack
     
  7. Nick M

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    AMD is solid. I've been using AMD since, um, a very long while ago, back when they were still somewhat undiscovered and Intel Inside was the big thing.

    In a little while I'm going to need an upgrade. I'm running an XP 2800+ now. I'll be getting an X2 4800+ in a few months - aft. erwards I know for a fact I won't need to upgrade for a long while. I use Adobe Premier/Photoshop with gigantic RAW/TIFF files, and it plain beats out any equivalent Intel, at least from my experience.
     
  8. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    Cool!
    Thats good...
    Hey speaking of upgrading an a long while how long do you think before i'll have to upgrade, i run teh x2 4600...
    Thanks
    -Jack