Intel or AMD

  m4819 12:20 11 Feb 2006
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I want to build a new PC primarily for gaming and a looking at an intel dual core 2*2.8 820 processor but am concerned that when Vista 64bit comes along it will be redundant.
Question is will it work with 64bit applications in the future or should I go for a dual core AMD 64 bit instead and if so which one? Help....

  SG Atlantis® 12:27 11 Feb 2006

amd have had the edge for a long time now.

  Diodorus Siculus 12:36 11 Feb 2006

Go with AMD - they are better priced and equal in any other way.

  m4819 15:11 11 Feb 2006

Thsnkd for the input but it has not answered my core questions - will the Intel processor work with 64bit applications in the future or should I go for a dual core AMD 64 bit instead and if so which one?

  Rayuk 15:23 11 Feb 2006

May be of help
click here

Going on memory[not always 100%] I think that one of the motherboard chipsets has a problem with this 2.8 cpu so would do a little esearch on that as well

  Rayuk 15:26 11 Feb 2006

click here
820 probems

  Mr Mistoffelees 15:49 11 Feb 2006

Your CPU of choice will support 64bit software click here

  SG Atlantis® 16:07 11 Feb 2006

they'll all support 64bit software.

AMD is better as said, their socket 939 athlon x2 is the best IMO and the cost is falling.

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