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does amd procesors play games better then Intel?


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chancy4342

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Do the AMD procesors play games better then Intel one and does amd work on evey pc game?
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Things change frequently but at the current time Intel has the better performing CPUs. AMD CPUs will play all games and run all applications that an Intel CPU will.
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CPU's dont control what programs they are compatible with the operating system does. On the other hand if you are thinking of getting a quad core there are programs that will not use the full potentional of the cpu becuase they wont use all 4 cores but as far as which one is better i would go with intel or amd they are both very good but i perfer intel.
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That's a pretty generalized question. It's like asking, "What's faster: A Ford or a Chevy?" There are many different types of Ford cars and Chevy cars, as there are many different types of AMD cpus and Intel cpus. As Titan said, currently, the mainstream Intel cpus (the Core 2 Duos and Quads) beat almost every AMD cpu in performance, and definitely beat every AMD cpu in price/performance. However, in the same way a 2007 Corvette would win a race with a 1908 Model T, an AMD FX-74 would beat an Intel 386 in gaming performance.

To use my car analogy to answer your second question (can AMD cpus run every game?): That's like asking, "Can a Ford go 70mph?" Sure, most newer Fords will be able to do this, but you can bet that the 1908 Model T can't. Similarly, most newer AMD cpus won't have problems with most games, but if you have an older one, it might not be fast enough to run newer games. The only way to be sure is to check the minimum requirements for the game.

Edited by stettybet0, 16 October 2007 - 08:06 PM.

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Adding on to what stettybet0 said you need to check the system requiremnts. If you wanna play new games such as crysis your best bet would be a cpu with more cores to handle the physics and so in this case and intel cpu would be a good choice. But if your laid back and play older games such as starcraft, Wolfenstien or CS then you wouldnt need anything more then a single or dual core and then it shouldnt matter if you get a amd or intel. But in any case Intel tends to come out on top.
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To get a better idea of how the two compare I suggest reading this article: Unreal Tournament 3 CPU & High End GPU Analysis: Next-Gen Gaming Explored

there are some things to consider:
1)what games are you going to play?
2)what do you think you might want to play a year for now. better to buy up front than to try and upgrade later.
3)what video card will you use
4)what resolution will you run at? this has a great deal of impact on performance (more video than cpu, but still a valid consideration).

The article has several nice graphs comparing the two processor and how they scale with Unreal tournament 3. Many of todays new games are using this engine to power them.
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