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Re: Advice on system purchase

Am Sonntag, 28. Oktober 2012 schrieb Stan Hoeppner:
> On 10/28/2012 4:38 AM, Andrei POPESCU wrote:
> > On Sb, 27 oct 12, 22:27:30, Stan Hoeppner wrote:
> >> Coming from a 2800+ which is a ~60 watt CPU, and given the fact
> >> you'll never make use of more than 2 of those 8 cores, I recommend
> >> a dual core AthlonII X2 @ 3.4GHz.  I have the 3GHz model and the
> >> 2nd core is pretty much always idle, with primary core being idle
> >> most of the time as well, as is everyone's.
> >> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103953
> > 
> > Any opinion on a Core i3 (Ivy Bridge)?
> I use and promote AMD exclusively.  If everyone buys Intel then AMD
> exits the x86 processor business.  If/when that happens, Intel has no
> competition and can and will do two detrimental things to the market:
> 1.  Raise prices with impunity
> 2.  Innovate at a lower pace, or stop innovating altogether
> If enough people buy AMD then Intel has a strong competitor.  This
> keeps the marketplace healthy and keeps Chipzilla from becoming a
> total monopoly WRT x86.

Granted. Thats the political reason.

Still I see nothing in AMD space that can compete with recent Sandybridge 
/ Ivybridge processors in terms of computing power versus power 
consumption ratio.

But I am happy to learn more.

I think that ARM will become interesting enough to have some competition 
going on.

And I think AMD might have something nice to offer as competition to Intel 
Atom CPUs.

For powerful laptops and power saving desktops I think Intel 
Sandybridge/Ivybridge is best bet currently - except for the political 

Martin 'Helios' Steigerwald - http://www.Lichtvoll.de
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