What is your favorite processor?

Discussion in 'Hardware Components and Aftermarket Upgrades' started by Jake7712, Jan 20, 2013.

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What is your favorite type of processor?

Poll closed Feb 19, 2013.
  1. Intel i7-extreme 3920XM (3.80 GHz)

    81.8%
  2. AMD FX-4100 (3.60 GHz)

    18.2%
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  1. t.saddington

    t.saddington Notebook Geek

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    My favorite all time CPU processors are the i7-720QM, and the i7-3610QM!
     
  2. danielschoon

    danielschoon das it mane

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    Why the FX4100 instead of th FX 4300? The 3920XM is almost twice as good as the FX 4100 but costs about 5 times more. As mentioned above comparing apples with oranges. I voted for the FX 4100 because it is a great processor for the money. It was a big step up from the older II X architecture and athlon´s. I´d say for mid-budget systems AMD is the best (for low budget pentium, for high budget intel i5 and i7)

    I guess i havent been long enough interested in computer to have a favourite CPU the only 2 i have really been working with and knowing what they were are the i5 3210m and the Core2 Quad Q9550.
     
  3. niffcreature

    niffcreature ex computer dyke

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    My favorite processor is a Celeron dual core 1.8 ghz overclocked to 3ghz.
     
  4. MidnightSun

    MidnightSun Emodicon

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    Have the same chip in my T500, and really like it. Great performance (more than I need for 99% of my usage cases), and runs very cool.
     
  5. K-TRON

    K-TRON Hi, I'm Jimmy Diesel ^_^

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    Intel 80286-12

    Unfortunately they are getting more expensive with age, but you cannot get an easier to rebuild processor :)

    Chris
     
  6. Jarhead

    Jarhead 恋の♡アカサタナ

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    Eh, back when I was a kid, my favorite CPU was the AMD Athlon 64 3800+ that was in my 2005 eMachine desktop. The performance impressed me a lot, considering that the CPU Wars was pretty hot back then and a lot of people then still tried to hold onto the believe that Intel *must* and *always* be better than AMD.

    However, today AMD is kind of ho-hum and my current favorite is the Intel Pentium G630 for the same reasons that Athlon 64 impressed me. "You have to have at least an i3/i5 in order to game well"... bollocks! Haven't had a single problem with the G630 (when paired with a GTX 560 SE) with any of the games I play, old or new. And I saved ~50% from the price of an i3-2100.
     
  7. tijo

    tijo Sacred Blame Super Moderator

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    That is before I got interested in tech. :p

    I have seen a 486 in person, talk about built like a tank and the size of those pins!

    My current mobile CPU fav would be the 3920xm/3940xm with adequate cooling they are beasts. I gotta say that I'm pretty satisfied with my i7-3720qm though, it basically reduced crunch time in half compared to my 920xm, my P8600 which is great for average Joe loads can go hide in shame when it's time to crunch numbers though.
     
  8. KCETech1

    KCETech1 Notebook Prophet

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    K-Tron you and I must be old ... im certain I have an old AST 286 computer in a back room somewhere. I know for fact my old 8086 with the 5MB MFM Hard drive is still around.

    Tijo, want som old Pentium and 486 era chips??? my husband has a drawer full of them from 80486SX-25 to the latter DX4-100, P-60 to Pentium II's ;)

    now one of my earlier favorites in PC's would be the Cyrix 6x86 upgrade chips, VIA and IDT never excited me much back then
     
  9. saima

    saima Newbie

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    i have intel and its working superb
     
  10. K-TRON

    K-TRON Hi, I'm Jimmy Diesel ^_^

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    I am only 23, but everything I love and collect is old. I have switched gears a bit from the computer world to the mechanical world. I have restored about 85 of my ~175 engines which are all made between 1910 and 1986. Most of my buddies are in there 70's and have no idea how to use a computer.

    Lets see if you can recognize this. I have a Linotype with an AST board in it, a 8 or 12mb MFM RLL drive, 4kb of memory on EISA cards, and a 12mhz 80286. It had a 8mhz processor to begin with. It worked great for years, but the memory died on it and I have yet to find a working replacement.

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    Chris
     
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