AMD vs Intel
July 10, 2008 4:28 AM Subscribe
AMD or Intel? (2008 Edition)
posted by edbyford to computers & internet (17 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm about to buy a new computer for my parents (so web browsing, photo viewing and editing, movies sometimes and old games) so not high power, but able to multitask well and last them a good few years.
I've decided I want to go the Ubuntu/XP dual boot method.
Anyway, I've decided I like everything about the components in these two systems, but it's been ages since I asked this question: should I go AMD
Does the fact that it is an Athlon 64 mean that I will have to run a 64 bit OS and programs on it? For my 'rents, I basically need the most compatible CPU, no?
Thanks in advance