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amd a10 quad core vs Intel i5 or i7

Discussion in 'General' started by noles19, Jan 19, 2014.

  1. noles19

    noles19 Well-Known Member

    I have one more computer question for you guys have I'm looking at a dell laptop it comes in a few configurations one being the amd vs Intel. Is the Intel worth the 100+$ difference?
  2. jkhonea

    jkhonea Back Again

    I'm always partial to the Intel chips over AMP but that's because my architectural software is geared towards it. What are you going to be using it for primarily?
  3. backcountryme

    backcountryme Word to your mother.

    I have always liked AMD. I have a 6 core fx6200 in my desktop. Thing screams when I am editing video.
  4. noles19

    noles19 Well-Known Member

    Primarily just basic internet use, and watching movies.the most taxing uses would be light video editing Photoshop, a music program and maybe iracing
  5. backcountryme

    backcountryme Word to your mother.

    Go with the AMD. No need to spend the extra money. Take the saving and upgrade to an ssd or more ram
  6. jkhonea

    jkhonea Back Again

    Yup, for your purposes, AMD will be just fine.
  7. noles19

    noles19 Well-Known Member

    Thanks guys!
  8. earacing

    earacing Race Dad

    I always recommend Intel. That said, you really need to check the reviews on any computer you buy first. There are a lot of things that can affect performance.
  9. LabRat

    LabRat Well-Known Member

    GO with AMD, and add a SSD vs a conventional mechanical hard drive, for the $$ spend the speed increase from the SSD will be so much greater than increasing CPU spend.
  10. backcountryme

    backcountryme Word to your mother.

    I put an SSD in my desktop for my OS and Sony Vegas. That alone made a HUGE increase in speed on my computer. But I did set it up so that there isn't much writing to the SSD. It is mostly read only. I have 4 other hard drives for all my storage.
  11. ew422

    ew422 Well-Known Member

    why do ya need an SSD? spend it on RAM first, then SSD...
  12. backcountryme

    backcountryme Word to your mother.

    I agree with that. I got an SSD because I already had 16gb of ram. The SSD just sped up boot time and load time of my programs.
  13. Pepsi Drinker

    Pepsi Drinker Well-Known Member

    What is SSD?

    Forgive me as my computer knowledge is limited to pecking on the keyboard of a 6 year old PC, never even owned or used a laptop. Mostly for internet browsing and sites like this. I own a GoPro but have never tried to edit anything, just watch it straigh to the TV. I have never tried to edit a picture.
    I use Microsoft office, Microsoft word and that is about it besides internet porn...lol

    motorcycle porrn that is
  14. Venom51

    Venom51 John Deere Equipment Expert - Not really

  15. LabRat

    LabRat Well-Known Member

    SSD is a solid state drive. The 'drive' is actually a collection of memory chips vs the old school hard drive which is a mechanical spinning disk with heads that read off of the platters.

    As they do not need to move to get to the data, the seek times are awesome, as well most have higher sustained data rates (able to read large files quicker). However they are significantly more expensive for the same size. The common configuration is to have a small-ish SSD to put the OS and heavily used apps on and a conventional hard drive as a 'data' disk where you store your data files (pictures/documents/porn).
  16. backcountryme

    backcountryme Word to your mother.

    This. I have windows and a couple of other things on a 250gig SSD. Then I have 3 terabytes of standar hard drives to store everything else.

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