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CPU Brands

 
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Which CPU brand do you like the best?
Intel
53%
 53%  [ 7 ]
AMD
38%
 38%  [ 5 ]
Cyrix
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Other (NEC, Hitachi, etc.)
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Doesn't matter
7%
 7%  [ 1 ]
Total Votes : 13

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Interon
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2004 4:54 pm     Post subject: CPU Brands Reply with quote

Hi,

Here's my poll on CPU brands. I like Intel because they invented the x86 CPU line. AMD and the others are copycats.

How about you?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2004 9:07 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

if i was a member i whould vote for AMD, there cheap and are long lasting
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2004 7:36 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

I liked amd for the 386/40, 486/120 and 133, k6-2's
I liked intel for 8086, 286, 486/66. All P1's -P3's
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2004 12:34 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

My AMD seems to run more efficiently than my Intel Pentium 4 and it's a hell of a lot cheaper so I'll go with it-though my opinion may be biased by the fact the Pentium is the family computer and gets abused more often. (Still, it's suposively 2.8 times as fast)
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2004 11:12 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

AMD.
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Interon
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2004 8:47 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

An explanation about the other brands:

NEC, Hitachi, and maybe about a dozen others made 8088/8086 clones. I heard that Intel's factory was too slow in the old time so they subcontracted the CPU design to those guys.

In the 486 generation and earlier, IBM made some CPUs for their own systems. Also, NexGen made some Pentium 1 clones. After the Pentium 1, the pie was pretty much divided in two, Intel and AMD.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2004 10:02 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Jay wrote:
An explanation about the other brands:

NEC, Hitachi, and maybe about a dozen others made 8088/8086 clones. I heard that Intel's factory was too slow in the old time so they subcontracted the CPU design to those guys.

In the 486 generation and earlier, IBM made some CPUs for their own systems. Also, NexGen made some Pentium 1 clones. After the Pentium 1, the pie was pretty much divided in two, Intel and AMD.


Cyrix and some other company made chils well after the pentium 1 era
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Interon
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2004 10:33 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

But did they still make x86 CPUs or do they make calculator/PDA/etc. chips?

The latest Cyrix x86 CPU I heard about was the MII, a Pentium 1 class CPU.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2004 12:19 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

The cyrix III class chip got into the 600mhz range at least and was a socket 370 (P3/Celeron) compatible chip.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2004 9:12 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Still on my first PC, and it uses a P4, so it's Intel for me. I think my Dreamcast has an Hitachi CPU, though. Also, my PS2 has an "Emotion Engine".
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2004 10:33 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Unknown_K: Wow, never heard of that one before!
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