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Question: whats better cpu for mining?
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April 13, 2013, 06:45:33 PM
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whats better processor mfgr to use?

how critical is cpu? what difference would having best processor make?

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April 13, 2013, 06:49:24 PM
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In general, they are pretty much the same. For CPUMiner, though, People have been reporting better results on intel CPU's. Intel CPU's perform better with code compiled using Intel's C++ compiler. So, overall, if you can, chose intel over AMD.

IN your specific scenario, though. You will have to find what's the best option for YOUR budget.

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April 13, 2013, 06:53:07 PM
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i heard some gpu's work better with certain cpu's  would that be the case?
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April 13, 2013, 06:53:39 PM
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This would depend on what you're talking about. In mining, it's irrelevant unless you're talking about 15-year-old tech. If you're talking about synchronizing Bitcoin-qt to the blockchain for the first time, it might be relevant (I don't remember what the current bottleneck there is).

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April 13, 2013, 06:56:36 PM
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I have used both, I like AMD, I think the bang for the buck is much better than Intel.
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April 13, 2013, 07:06:19 PM
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i heard some gpu's work better with certain cpu's  would that be the case?
Not as far as I know... I know the old Phoenix miner had trouble with certain configurations (would max out CPU usage at 100%, though if you limited it, there was no impact on hashrate). With modern low-end CPUs, you might have 1-2% utilization.

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April 13, 2013, 08:02:45 PM
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Either the AMD Sempron 140 or the cheapest Intel Celeron chips. I was planning with the AMD but then I found that Microcenter has a Celeron 550 for the same price but no AMD semprons. My cheap build excluding the GPU is $200 (CPU, Mobo, RAM, case, PSU)
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April 13, 2013, 08:17:35 PM
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Intel CPU's perform better with code compiled using Intel's C++ compiler.

Despite all the buzz over the internet, AMD CPUs also benefit from Intel C++ compiler.
However, ofc, out-of-the-box comiper configurations suit Intel CPUs more.

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April 13, 2013, 08:21:20 PM
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AMD APU, Fits in the same slot as a CPU, (AM3+) And has a built in gpu.

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