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#905264 - 08/02/13 12:56 AM Re: Motherboard Recommendation Please [Re: Draclvr]
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Originally Posted By: Draclvr
I hope some AMD users will chime in because I'm not familiar with them.


I am far from an expert with AMD but can offer a limited comparison.

Better than a year ago I bought a Toshiba Satellite 17 inch laptop. AMD rather than Intel because intel integrated graphics quite frankly falls into the category better known as Horse Feathers. The AMD version offered an ATI Raedon hybred video not a true video card but a step from the basic on board graphics.

A few weeks ago my other half's old Dell laptop appeared to be dying. Since I liked my Toshiba so much and Toshiba was willing to build one with Win 7 I bought one for her. they shipped it from China. Only took a week once shipped.

Hers is the same model 17 inch Toshiba Satellite except it has an Intel core I-3 with intel on board graphics.

The AMD graphics are far superior I see no difference in processing speed or load times etc.

There is another bonus the AMD uses a different on board audio program and codex. With the AMD audio I have the ability to use the record what you hear option. with an audio record program you can record whatever sound is playing on your system That ability comes from your audio system whether it be onboard or a sound card. It does not come from the independent recording program

The intel Toshiba Satillite version does not offer that what you hear option. The AMD version did both offer realtek on board audio

*A note about Record what you hear. Some sound cards offer that option some don't. Companies such as Sound Blaster do not tell you if that feature is included or not. I had to write requesting that information. they provided a list about 50% of sound Blaster models do the other 50% does not. Some on board audio does some does not. again they don't tell you. Realtek is the most common provider of on board audio for both Intel and AMD systems. Realtek is all over the board with including this option or not. I have three desktops and two laptops all came with Realtek on board audio Three have the capability two don't. Starting with Windows 7 MS disabled the feature but you can go into set up to enable it. I don't know what games they played with windows 8 For those who want that feature you will have to dig to find it. Likely contact the mother board people to learn what audio driver is included. the feature is built into the audio driver.

With these two identical laptops the AMD is equally as fast offering better video and better audio than the intel And it cost less

Of course all that is predicated on which processor you are buying. Both AMD and Intel offer a wide variety. When deciding make sure your choices are made by comparing equivalent processors. don't expect a low end AMD to give you results comparable to a high end Intel of vice versa.

I can only say two almost identical machines the AMD gets the better of the two. Obviously the mother boards are a bit different so there may be variables but pound for pound I'd pick the AMD in this case.






Edited by oldmariner (08/02/13 01:14 AM)

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#905317 - 08/02/13 10:31 AM Re: Motherboard Recommendation Please [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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For the same amount of money spent on the processor, AMD gives more processing power. For home-built computers, my brother and I have always used AMD processors because they're a better deal.

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#905319 - 08/02/13 10:35 AM Re: Motherboard Recommendation Please [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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I believe the same holds true for the ATI Raedon video cards, although the price gap has closed significantly with some of their latest releases.
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#905320 - 08/02/13 10:36 AM Re: Motherboard Recommendation Please [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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I will pass this along, thanks oldmariner and Jenny.

It just so happens my hubby ordered a laptop last night that is an AMD processor. It's a first for us but he's excited. He found a deal he couldn't refuse.
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#905433 - 08/02/13 10:14 PM Re: Motherboard Recommendation Please [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Originally Posted By: BrownEyedTigre
I will pass this along, thanks oldmariner and Jenny.

It just so happens my hubby ordered a laptop last night that is an AMD processor. It's a first for us but he's excited. He found a deal he couldn't refuse.



Enjoy Ana, I doubt you will be diappointed. I like my AMD after a year and a half even if for several years I owned some Intel stock.

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#905435 - 08/02/13 10:24 PM Re: Motherboard Recommendation Please [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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I won't be using it, but I am sure hubby will enjoy it. He doesn't game, he is an IT Director and programmer and he is sick of the computer by the end of the day. lol
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