[–] Rabid_Robot 0 points 27 points (+27|-0) ago 

Once I am ready to upgrade my aging laptop, it's AMD or nothing. Intel has dropped the ball one time too many for my tastes.

[–] hang_em_high 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

From the brief research I did it seems like the AMD chips are actually really competitive and fast. Definitely done with Intel as well.

[–] Turkeypotato 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

They've stepped up their game since the a series and bulldozer. Intel and Nvidia got fat and lazy.

[–] DavidHogg 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Built a low-mid tear gaming computer several months ago and went with AMD razen5 after doing some research. I can’t really compare anything personally to it because I have never had anything close to it as fast, but it seems extremely reliable and haven’t thrown anything at it it cannot handle.

[–] SquarebobSpongebutt 1 points 6 points (+7|-1) ago 

Price/performance is better for sure with AMD. Unless you plan to get the very top line performance chip no matter what the cost then AMD is the way to go. I did the "sidegrade" from a 4790K to a 2600X and it was more than worth it. Especially once I sell that old piece of junk on eBay. And the 4790K is still considered a "beast" by most.

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

My Ryzen 2700 is pretty sweet. I'm going to try a multi - threaded kernel compile on all eight cores at some point and see quite how fast it is.

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

Maybe wait until the new ryzen chips are out if you're buying for mobile.

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

Be warned: AMD-Raid doens't really support linux.

[–] voatusernamevoat 1 points 10 points (+11|-1) ago  (edited ago)

It doesn't have these vulnerabilities but AMD are supposed to have their own version of a built in government back door.

[–] SquarebobSpongebutt 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

I doubt you ever find one that doesn't. The ones people say don't have one are just the ones we don't know about yet.

[–] wylan 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

It can be disabled on AMD.

[–] B3bomber 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Like the setting things in Windows 10?

[–] 18636702? 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

How?

[–] Sheetz 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Probably the only chips that aren't compromised are small embedded chips. That doesn't include raspberry pi's etc. Which would all be far more than enough to do basic browsing etc.

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

yeah, but really basic. arm cortex m4/m7 etc should be safe because they are for cycle-exact real-time work... at low power. low power = slower in general. you can get linux running on e.g. stm32f7 boards with some effort, but I'm pretty sure it's gonna be slow. as for graphics and web browsers perhaps you could host it on the board using VNC or X and display the output on a pozzed PC, it might work, once you net networking going. but I'd assume youtube at 1080p 60hz isn't going to happen

[–] SquarebobSpongebutt 1 points 8 points (+9|-1) ago 

I would almost expect Microsoft will probably force the patches on them anyway and kill performance.

[–] jetsportsguy 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I just built a Ryzen 2600 desktop. Best decision I made this month.

[–] GrandNagus 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Shalomtel getting rekt.

[–] Timmy2 [S] 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Intel's original core was indeed designed in Israel.

[–] Black_Chopper 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

What a cohencidence

[–] polygeek 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Great. Now let's get a design which runs cooler...

[–] knightwarrior41 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

good for AMD

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