Are AMD microprocessors better than the pentium ones

December 28, 2006 1:20pm CST
i m about to upgrade my computer in a few days but am in a fix as to wat processor to go forward with. i m right now using p-4 1.4 Ghz and it is serving me alright but to playb high end games one needs to have a better processor amd being cheap has caught my eye but they say that it can show problems under exterme hot or cold condition.
3 responses
@Opteron (1845)
• Italy
28 Dec 06
don't worry, I've always had AMD processors, they are reliable and fresh. You can buy them for sure. If you try to spend less and you want still a great processor, go for an AMD! If you want to spend much and have more performance, you can buy an Intel Core2Duo that is a little faster. Don't worry about heat produced, my Athlon64 3200+ stays at 33C in idle, about 45C when at full speed. I overclocked it too up to 2.6GHz (really fast!) and it go up to 48C...without stability issues. Look for an AM2 processor, you could buy an Asrock motherboard (very cheap...but I have one from asrock and they are realibale and fast and cheap!) + AMD Socket AM2 + DDR2 with not much money I think
• India
28 Dec 06
thanks dude. uve been of a great help to me
@Serjas (2328)
• India
26 Jan 07
i prefer AMD since i am using one.I use AMD because --comparatively cheap --high performance --high stabilty --greater support for gaming i recommned AMD FX 64 bit computing.It has many advantage over intel pentium 4 processors.but i heard that intel pentium duo core2 is much better than other precedures and a like performance with AMD i f you are going to buy a new computer either you go for AMD FX 64 or Pentium 4 Duo core 2. thank you!
• United States
28 Dec 06
I'm thinking of upgrading, but not spending too much money. I have already a socket 939 motherboard which supports amd 64 fx, but those are too expensive if you want to get them from rated sellers. I found that my motherboard supports Opterons as well, only that I do not know whats the performance difference between the AMD Athlon 64 and any Opteron dual-core for the same socket. Any of you knows?