Bruce Stephens wrote:
> Lurker <john@xxxxxxxxx> writes:
>> I am looking at these,
>> http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/barebones.html?price=2 with a
>> decided preference for the AMD components/hardware, toward the top
>> end of the price range.
> Why? I must admit for a long time I went with AMD, but last time I
> looked (which was a couple of years ago) Intel was competitive, and
> safer software-wise. Perhaps things have changed?
Why safer "software-wise"? Anything that runs on AMD will run on Intel
and vice-versa, it's been a long time since the days were certain '686'
cpus had poorly implemented the x86 compatibility.
In fact, AMD had the first x86-64bit cpu to market and it was Intel that
had to 'copy' them.
Although I was a big fan of AMD in their Athlon era, they seriously
screwed up when trying to compete with Intel's Core architecture. Last I
looked Intel were much faster, but AMD were cheaper for a given 'speed'.