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    Which processor will perform better in Windows Vista and which are the processors which computer companies will invest into?

    Sorry for the question, its just helping me decide whether to go with Intel or AMD for my next CPU.
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    invest in a e6600, i would if i had a job
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    If your asking whether to push your efforts to go AMD or Intel, i'd have to say Intel. They have the upper hand in both value and performance for now:cool:

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    I would suggest both.
    Both camps have a massive market share and MS aren't going to restrict themselves.

    One thing I would suggest.........those looking to upgrade in say the next 3 months........buy a board that will support quad core.
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    Great! Thanks for your help, feel free to continue voting, ill go ahead ahead and try budgeting for an FX-70/FX-74

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    By next summer AMD should have some sensibly priced quads for the home consumer....fingers crossed.

    Spoe I should vote, though I would say both
    Voting AMD as that's all I have at present
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    anyone who goes the AMD route now didn't do there reseach very well.

    Like vaio said, both are going to do the job, but the Core2Duos are seriously fast. As for next years processors, no one can know how that will pan out so i would base my buying decision on what's best now. K8L is far too of an unknown at present.

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    Im also considering, when the FX-74, 72, 70. Athlons x2 5400+, 5600+, 5800+ and 600+ come out, which will still be performing the highest. Im making this a very long and hard decision as I want to keep my next CPU for a long time to come. (at least 8 years) and if $1000 is enough to last me the whole 8/10 years, its better than $200/$300 a year.
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    but it will still be the Core 2 Duo's, AMD won't have anything at all to compete with any of them until K8L, and no one knows how that one performs yet or what motherboard / socket it will be compatible with, though it should at least be avilable on AM2, but AM3 is coming.

    *EDIT* If i were doing what you are doing i'd be looking closely at Kentsfield. Quad-core might be a little useless now but a year from now it won't, and four years from now... or wait until K8L comes and mak your decision then.
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    8 to 10 yrs...!!

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    Great, this has been a very big help. Ill check prices of the X6800 and see if Intel has anything up their sleeve to be released soon and if not, then ill hopefully budget for a x6800.

    Quote Originally Posted by PressESCtoquiT View Post
    8 to 10 yrs...!!
    Yep, its how long I lived my Celeron 700MHz and I only replaced that as I wanted to play a game
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    i edited my post but just incase you've missed that, I would not get an X6800 in your situation, Kensfield is just around the corner, it's quad-core (2 Conroe's slapped together). It will certainly be way more worth it over dual-core for the 9-10 year period you want it.

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    So intel has Kensfield around the corner? Great, ill hold onto the X6800 thought and save up a little bit more money and hopefully have enough for that. Thanks for all of your help, it is very much appreciated

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    Quote Originally Posted by vaio View Post
    I would suggest both.
    Both camps have a massive market share and MS aren't going to restrict themselves.

    One thing I would suggest.........those looking to upgrade in say the next 3 months........buy a board that will support quad core.

    ya i bought my core 2 duo and i put it in and my comp wouldnt work turns out my old mobos chipset wouldnt handle it so i had to spend 150 bucks on getting one that did its better having it though

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    these things happen when you dont check compatibility

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