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[–] fhaqyu 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

ok, novice here. is there any alternative to intel or AMD??

WTF??!?!?!?!?

edit: i found this company that seems to do x86 - does anyone know much about this? VIA Technologies

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[–] SquarebobSpongebutt 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

VIA were mostly really low power processors that were copies of Intel/AMD. Their best x86 processor is still a quad-core at ~1.6Ghz from about 3 years ago. And they are expensive as hell for what they are. So far, all I can really find is the 1.2 Ghz Quad with a MiniItx board for about $300. Unfortunately, I can find nothing that says if they have the ME-style systems built in.

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[–] fhaqyu 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

awesome, thank you!

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[–] lopan 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Yes, they've been around for a long time

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[–] fhaqyu 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

i couldn't find anything about if the have the same functions of the ME - any thoughts on them?