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10 facts about why AMD Processors are great

Post by Apoptosis » Wed May 13, 2009 11:51 am

Fact #1
Billions of financial transactions are conducted quickly and efficiently every day by major stock exchanges around the world on AMD-based servers.

Fact #2
All 50 Million Wii gaming consoles shipped to date run on AMD technology (ATI Hollywood GPU).

Fact #3
7 of the 10 fastest supercomputers in the world are powered by AMD processors.

Fact #4
AMD processors were trusted to power crash safety test simulations for almost 2 million new cars that hit the road in the US in 2008.

Fact #5
Realistic special effects powered by AMD technology have helped Hollywood amass more than $5.4 billion in worldwide box office revenue.

Fact #6
AMD processors in the Top500 supercomputer list account for more than 4.029 petaflops of computing power (that’s more than four thousand trillion calculations per second).

Fact #7
50% of Internet DNS traffic is efficiently and quickly routed via AMD-powered servers.

Fact #8
Musicians and producers who have collectively won 70 Grammy awards currently rely on AMD technology for their cutting edge digital music production.

Fact #9
Every month nearly 23 million travelers find their ideal trip using online travel services powered by AMD-based hardware.

Fact #10
AMD graphics and slot machine are a winning combination. More than 75% of new slot machines in Vegas use AMD graphics to power their visually stunning imagery, and more than half of those machines also use an AMD CPU.
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Re: 10 facts about why AMD Processors are great

Post by skier » Wed May 13, 2009 12:34 pm

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Re: 10 facts about why AMD Processors are great

Post by Skippman » Wed May 13, 2009 1:02 pm

As soon as they get an i7 killer I'll jump back on the bandwagon. Hard to argue 32nm.

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Post by GI-JOE » Wed May 13, 2009 2:01 pm

If I had the funds, I would go back to AMD. My 3800x2 always seemed more "smooth" than my intel cpu's(e2140, e5200). :?
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Post by InspectahACE » Wed May 13, 2009 4:19 pm

I remember when my father told me (when he was working at IGT before retiring) that they were switching to dual-core CPU's.. Apparently Intel was even trying to get with them on that front during that time, but slots really don't need too much power to flip a card or turn a wheel. Plus AMD is a bit more affordable. A win for AMD in my book. Oh yea, I just remembered that the GameCube was powered by ATI graphics too.(not that it's too relevant since it's old hardware by now lol)
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Post by Skippman » Wed May 13, 2009 5:35 pm

I thought the 360 used ATI graphics as well, or am I imaging that?

I've loved AMD since my 486DX4-100. Used them exclusivly until the Core2Duo came out.

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Re: 10 facts about why AMD Processors are great

Post by camaroguy1998 » Wed May 13, 2009 11:59 pm

Fact # 3 says it all :supz:

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Post by /dev/null » Tue Jul 07, 2009 4:26 pm

InspectahACE wrote:Oh yea, I just remembered that the GameCube was powered by ATI graphics too.(not that it's too relevant since it's old hardware by now lol)
It might be old hardware but the specs of the ATI GFX capabilities in both are not that far off, unfortunately :( Still love the gamecube and Wii though, I just pray the next generation nintendo has next generation graphics too, it really does matter.

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Re: 10 facts about why AMD Processors are great

Post by HACKhalo2 » Tue Jul 07, 2009 5:02 pm

I always said AMD was for multimedia stuff, like video and gaming, where Intel was for the workforce. My Rig will be AMD biased, with a HD 4890 GPU.

I just can't wait till AMD comes out with a processor that can do something like hyperthreading, then the tides will turn from Intel to AMD :)

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Post by werty316 » Tue Jul 07, 2009 5:08 pm

who would have thunk huh? Those are quite interesting facts.
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Post by x.clay » Tue Jul 07, 2009 8:41 pm

AMD has been coming out with some pretty strong CPUs lately. I am seriously considering upgrading to a 955/965 BE in the near future.
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Re: 10 facts about why AMD Processors are great

Post by slugbug » Fri Jul 10, 2009 11:42 am

AMD powered slot machines? I wonder if they can be overclocked to pay out more cash :lol:

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Re: 10 facts about why AMD Processors are great

Post by lordvic » Thu Aug 20, 2009 9:00 pm

Nice facts.
Skippman wrote:As soon as they get an i7 killer I'll jump back on the bandwagon. Hard to argue 32nm.
I can't wait til that happens :)
InspectahACE wrote:I remember when my father told me (when he was working at IGT before retiring) that they were switching to dual-core CPU's.. Apparently Intel was even trying to get with them on that front during that time, but slots really don't need too much power to flip a card or turn a wheel. Plus AMD is a bit more affordable. A win for AMD in my book. Oh yea, I just remembered that the GameCube was powered by ATI graphics too.(not that it's too relevant since it's old hardware by now lol)
Did not know that..cool.
slugbug wrote:AMD powered slot machines? I wonder if they can be overclocked to pay out more cash :lol:
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Re: 10 facts about why AMD Processors are great

Post by stev » Thu Aug 20, 2009 10:08 pm

When looking for a laptop, AMD was the only choice for me. It was a little hard to find vs. the amount of Intel offerings last year.

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Post by stopthekilling77 » Thu Aug 20, 2009 10:42 pm

GI-JOE wrote:If I had the funds, I would go back to AMD. My 3800x2 always seemed more "smooth" than my intel cpu's(e2140, e5200). :?
Thats because the chips you chose are dual core pentiums, and nowhere as quick as other C2D chips
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Re: 10 facts about why AMD Processors are great

Post by GI-JOE » Fri Aug 21, 2009 5:10 am

stopthekilling77 wrote:
GI-JOE wrote:If I had the funds, I would go back to AMD. My 3800x2 always seemed more "smooth" than my intel cpu's(e2140, e5200). :?
Thats because the chips you chose are dual core pentiums, and nowhere as quick as other C2D chips

Ok, should have specified that I built systems with e6600s and it was the same way. Even though my AMD system seemed more smooth, it can not touch what I have currently in games. :supz:
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Re: 10 facts about why AMD Processors are great

Post by stopthekilling77 » Wed Aug 26, 2009 2:13 pm

With LGA775 chips, the higher the FSB the faster they feel. My old E6750 felt faster than my Phenom II 940BE running 500Mhz slower, but it had a FSB of 1333MHz so I guess it makes sense
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Re: 10 facts about why AMD Processors are great

Post by FunkZ » Tue Sep 22, 2009 12:17 pm

#2 is interesting, didn't know that about the Wii (and I even own one!)

My very first non-OEM PC had an AMD Athlon and I've built AMD systems exclusively ever since. For me it's always been about the performance-per-dollar and it's hard to beat AMD in this arena. For awhile there during the Athlon XP and Athlon 64 era they were even arguably better than Intel. With 4 systems in the house it's certainly easier to maintain when they're all based on AM2/+/3 processors although they haven't sold me on their graphics cards or chipsets.
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Re: 10 facts about why AMD Processors are great

Post by akaelric » Wed Sep 23, 2009 10:53 pm

Where did you get all these facts about AMD processors in super computers?

I work at a large super computing facility and all our machines are intel based.

I'm curious to see a list of other facilities that are using AMD.

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