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    Can't blame it on the math co-processor this time.

    I bet some of you old timers remember the Intel Math Co-Processor debacle several years past. Well, guess what? Intel's done it again.

    http://randomascii.wordpress.com/201...3-quintillion/

    Glad I continued to choose AMD.

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    Yeah, I remember. And the desktop computers I've built for myself have been AMD [first computer in '92 had an AMD 386-40MHz CPU], currently have one with Win7 and one with Win8.1. I also have one Dell with Intel running Win7 and one Dell with Intel running Linux Mint 17.

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    AMD has not been competitive in the CPU arena in the last 7 years or so, regardless of any issues with the sin calculation (which haven't caused the upheaval that the co-processor issue did and that obviosuly means this is of little importance)

    I am always happy I don't use AMD (even in graphics, I prefer nVidia).
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    Quote Originally Posted by ruirib View Post
    AMD has not been competitive in the CPU arena in the last 7 years or so, regardless of any issues with the sin calculation (which haven't caused the upheaval that the co-processor issue did and that obviosuly means this is of little importance)

    I am always happy I don't use AMD (even in graphics, I prefer nVidia).
    My work involves customers' systems running both Intel and AMD CPUs and corresponding motherboard chipsets.

    Overall I don't believe there is any real argument as to which of the two is better - it's pretty much a GM Vs Ford argument.

    But when it comes to graphics the situation is somewhat different. In my experience the ATI-AMD GPUs prior to about 2010 were fairly "how-yer-going" but ATI-AMD cleaned up their act since then and their products are now pretty-much state-of-the-art. During the past 3-4years have seen far more problems with NVidia GPUs than with ATI-AMD GPUs.
    Computer Consultant/Technician since 1998 (first PC was Atari 1040STE in 1988).
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