"will" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> However I'm thinking about building a new pc preferably a 64 bit
> I have seen quite a few posts on this Ng about people having probs
> the 64 bit vista builds
The problems are not related to AMD or Intel, but rather to the
support hardware and peripherals. There are not enough 64-bit drivers
available yet, in my opinion. My printer, scanner, webcam, and a few
motherboard components are not yet fully supported, so I won't run the
64-bit edition until the drivers are ready.
Hopefully now that Vista is "ready", the manufacturers will get their
drivers ready soon.
> Which would vista be more stable on? an INTEL or AMD 64 bit system I
> really have a preference between INTEL or AMD I'd just like to hear
> balanced opinions
If you're deciding between the dual-core versions, the Intel is the
better for overall performance right now. A year ago AMD was the clear
price/performance leader especially with DDR memory and dual channel
support. The two companies compete constantly and the advantage
switches back and forth.
My current rig uses an AMD x2 setup, and my previous rig was an Intel
P4. I switch to whichever company has the best price/performance ratio
at the time. I've never had compatibility issues with either AMD or
Intel. AMD is the underdog and they try harder than Intel, so I tend
to have a slight bias for them. The rest of the system components are
often far more important to overall performance than just the CPU
anyway, so which CPU you buy is usually not the critical factor.
Buy whatever makes you feel good, and keeps your wallet happy.