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I prefer function over form.


That gave me an idea. How many Intel/AMD systems have you all had? Are you balanced enough? Anybody with VIA/Cyrix history?

Intel is winning for me 11-5.
10-1, includes three laptops. I'm very, very, happy with the 3700x and will likely do another down the road. I was looking at this as a possibility for my next laptop since my wife is hinting she's ready for a new computer and likes my current one. The next desktop will probably be a 5950 or something similar.

Specifically, in the last ten years, it's been 5-1, including those same laptops, and that's because the two desktops(2600K and 4930K) have really stood the test of time.
 

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That gave me an idea. How many Intel/AMD systems have you all had? Are you balanced enough? Anybody with VIA/Cyrix history?

Intel is winning for me 11-5.
Hmm

Cyrix: 3. 5x86, 6x86 P90, 6x86 P200
Amd - k62/3, duron, tbird, tbred, athlong 64, 64 lappy, x2, phenom, dozer, ryzen, tripper 1. Tripper 2. X570.

Intel - 233, 486, 286, P2, p4, p3ish, 300a, core2, 2600, 6700, 10700, x99, x299, Pile of servers... p4 laptop...

Those are the main ones. If anything I’m probably slightly AMD heavy in reality. I know I’m missing quite a few in there. Laptops especially - which would make me Intel heavy.

Count on the mains is 14-14-3.

Also sgi and sun and other oddballs in there.

Edit: also, I build too many computers. That’s all in 28 years or so.
 

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If we go through them all then:
Main rig:
286, 486DX2, K5PR133, PII233, Celeron366, Celeron600, PIII800, XP1600+, XP2100+, A64 3000+, C2D E6300, C2D E8500, I7-930, I7-3820, I7-6800K, R7 3700X

Laptop:
Celeron 430, Pentium T4400, A6-3400M, I5-7300HQ

Server:
Pentium MMX 233, PII333, PII450, Celeron Tualatin 1300, A64 3200+, Pentium E2180, Celeron G540, Xeon E5-2670

So if I count all those it's even more Intel, but the stuff I used for the server are usually not new purchases, except for the A64, the 2180, and G540, those I got brand new retail, the rest of it was from corporate auctions or second hand.
 

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Intel: 8088, 386/20, 486/33, 486DX4/100, P90, P2/233, P3/733, C2Q Q6600, i5 4670k
AMD: K6-266, A64-3200, Opteron 165, 8350, 9550, 3700X
 

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That gave me an idea. How many Intel/AMD systems have you all had? Are you balanced enough? Anybody with VIA/Cyrix history?

Intel is winning for me 11-5.
I've been in the hobby and the IT industry for 24 years. I've been in the hardware review business for 15 years. Needless to say, my history with computers goes back a long way. I have quite a few non-Intel systems in my computing history, but its overwhelmingly in favor of Intel. As it turns out my Core i9 10900K is my 100th CPU. My GPU history is nearly as long and therefore a drug habit seems like a cheaper option.

1x IBM (Not counting IBM manufactured Cyrix CPU's.)
7x Cyrix
17x AMD
75x Intel

Total Intel = 75 CPU's
Total non-Intel = 25 CPU's

Intel 8088 4MHz
Intel 80286 12MHz
Intel 386 SX 16MHz
Intel 386 DX 25MHz
Cyrix 486 DX2 66MHz
Cyrix 486 DX2 80MHz -(Still have)
IBM Blue Lighting 486 DX2 66GP -(Cyrix, Still have)
Intel 486 DX2 66MHz (Actually faster than my Cyrix 486 DX2 80MHz.) -(Still have)
Intel 486 DX4 100MHz
Cyrix 5x86 120MHz
Cyrix 5x86 133MHz
AMD K5 PR75+
Cyrix 6x86 PR90+ (x2)
Cyrix/IBM 6x86 PR166+
Cyrix/IBM 6x86 PR200+
Intel Pentium 60MHz -(Still have)
Intel Pentium 66MHz
Intel Pentium 75MHz -(Still have)
Intel Pentium 100MHz
Intel Pentium 133MHz (x2, SY039 Stepping.)
Intel Pentium 150MHz
Intel Pentium 166MHz (x2)
Intel Pentium 200MHz
Intel Pentium MMX 166MHz (Still have)
Intel Pentium MMX 200MHz
Intel Pentium MMX 233MHz -(Still have)
AMD K6 300MHz
AMD K6 II 400MHz
Intel Pentium Pro 150MHz (x4) -(Still have 1)
Intel Pentium Pro 180MHz (x2) -(Still have)
Intel Pentium Pro 200MHz (x1)
Intel Pentium II 233MHz -(Still have)
Intel Pentium II 266MHz
Intel Pentium II 300MHz
Intel Pentium II 333MHz
Intel Pentium II 350MHz
Intel Pentium II 400MHz
Intel Pentium III 450MHz
Intel Pentium III 500MHz -(Still have)
Intel Pentium III 550MHz (x2)
Intel Pentium III 800MHz
Intel Pentium III 1,000MHz (S370 Coppermine) -(Still have)
Intel Celeron 266MHz
Intel Celeron 300A (x4)
Intel Celeron 366MHz (x2)
Intel Celeron 533MHz (x2)
AMD Duron 900MHz
AMD Athlon 1.0GHz (Thunderbird)
AMD Athlon 1.2GHz (Thunderbird)
AMD Athlon 1.33GHz AXIA (Thunderbird) -(Still have)
AMD Athlon XP 2600+
AMD Athlon XP 3200+
Intel Celeron 1.8GHz (Would do 3.0GHz)
Intel Celeron 2.0GHz
Intel Celeron 2.5GHz
Intel Pentium 4 1.4GHz (S423)
Intel Pentium 4 1.5GHz (S478) -(Still have)
Intel Pentium 4 1.6GHz
Intel Pentium 4 2.0A (2.0GHz)
Intel Pentium 4 2.4C (2.4GHz)
Intel Pentium 4 3.06GHz
Intel Pentium 4 3.0C
Intel Pentium 4 3.0E
Intel Pentium Model 550 (3.4GHz)
AMD Athlon 64 3500+ (Clawhammer)
AMD Athlon 64 3800+ (Newcastle)
AMD Opteron 242 (x2)
AMD Opteron 246 (x2)
Intel Pentium D 965 Extreme Edition (3.73GHz) -(Still have)
Intel Core 2 Duo E6300
Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 (Still have)
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 -(Still have)
Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850 -(Still have)
Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9775 (@4.0GHz) (x2) -(Still have both of these)
Intel Core i7 920 (C0/C1 stepping) (2.66GHz)
Intel Core i7 920 (D0 stepping) (2.66GHz) -(Still have)
Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition 980X -(Still have, retired)
Intel Core i7 3930K (Server rig)
Intel Core i5 3570K (Was in Girlfriend's machine, now retired.)
Intel Core i7 3770K (Test Bench)
Intel Core i7 5960X (@ 4.5GHz) (Engineering Sample, 1.35v required for 4.5GHz)
Intel Core i7 5960X (@ 4.4GHz) (Second, runs slightly slower, but does its max with less voltage.)
Intel Core i7 4770K (Girlfriend's CPU)
Intel Core i7 4790K (ES, Test bench)
Intel Core i7 6700K (Test bench, accidentally destroyed, was to upgrade GF's machine.)
Intel Core i7 6700K (Test bench)
Intel Core i5 7600K (@ 5.1GHz Spare Machine)
Intel Core i7 7700K (Spare Machine)
AMD Ryzen 1700 (Girlfriend's machine)
AMD Ryzen 2700X (Upgrade to girlfriend's machine)
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X (@ 4.2GHz, main machine)
Intel Core i9 9900K (@5.0GHz, main machine)
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
Intel Core i9 10900K

Mobile CPU History
Intel Pentium 166MHz
Intel Celeron 430 (Mobile) -(Still have)
Intel Core 2 Duo T7200 (Mobile) -(Still have)
Intel Core i7 3720QM (Current)
 

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I've been in the hobby and the IT industry for 24 years. I've been in the hardware review business for 15 years. Needless to say, my history with computers goes back a long way. I have quite a few non-Intel systems in my computing history, but its overwhelmingly in favor of Intel. As it turns out my Core i9 10900K is my 100th CPU. My GPU history is nearly as long and therefore a drug habit seems like a cheaper option.

1x IBM (Not counting IBM manufactured Cyrix CPU's.)
7x Cyrix
17x AMD
75x Intel

Total Intel = 75 CPU's
Total non-Intel = 25 CPU's
Did you actually buy and use all of these in your main pc, or are you including review cpus? I mean I can't really detect an upgrade path in your list. More like a collection.
 

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Did you actually buy and use all of these in your main pc, or are you including review cpus? I mean I can't really detect an upgrade path in your list. More like a collection.
To be fair, the answer is no. I did include secondary systems. I also noted in most of the cases where the CPU's were used in other machines rather than my main rig. However, most of those are not review CPU's. The majority of them were bought and paid for by me. The only review CPU's in that list were ones that I was allowed to keep after I was done with them on the test bench. There aren't that many, (it's less than 10) and most of them are Ivy Bridge and later CPU's. I noted most (not all) of those as well. Most of them ended up secondary systems aside from a Core i9 9900K (which I bought off David) and the Threadripper 2920X, which Kyle allowed me to keep after HardOCP shut down.

I actually have several former review CPU's that aren't in that list either now that I think about it. CPU's like an additional Core i7 5960X, AMD Ryzen 1700X, Core i7 7740X, etc. I do own those now but several of them were never used for personal use and I keep them as part of a CPU collection.

If your looking for my upgrade path out of my main machines alone, it's like this:

Intel 386 SX 16MHz
Intel 386 DX 25MHz
Cyrix 486 DX2 66MHz
Cyrix 486 DX2 80MHz
IBM Blue Lighting 486 DX2 66GP -(Cyrix)
Intel 486 DX2 66MHz (Actually faster than my Cyrix 486 DX2 80MHz.)
Intel 486 DX4 100MHz
Cyrix 5x86 120MHz
Cyrix 5x86 133MHz
Cyrix 6x86 PR90+
Cyrix/IBM 6x86 PR166+
Cyrix/IBM 6x86 PR200+
Intel Pentium 100MHz
Intel Pentium 133MHz
Intel Pentium 166MHz
Intel Pentium 200MHz
Intel Pentium MMX 166MHz
Intel Pentium MMX 200MHz
Intel Pentium MMX 233MHz
Intel Pentium Pro 180MHz (Part of a set in a dual processor rig.)
Intel Pentium Pro 180MHz (Paired with CPU above.)
Intel Pentium II 266MHz
Intel Pentium II 300MHz
Intel Pentium II 333MHz
Intel Pentium II 350MHz
Intel Pentium II 400MHz
Intel Celeron 300A (Didn't overclock for ****.)
Intel Celeron 300A (Didn't overclock for ****.)
Intel Celeron 300A (Overclocked to 416MHz)
Intel Celeron 300A (Finally got one that overclocked to 450MHz)
Intel Pentium III 450MHz
Intel Pentium III 500MHz
Intel Celeron 366MHz (x2)
Intel Celeron 533MHz (x2)
Intel Pentium III 800MHz
Intel Pentium III 1,000MHz (S370 Coppermine)
AMD Athlon 1.2GHz (Thunderbird)
AMD Athlon 1.33GHz AXIA (Thunderbird)
Intel Pentium 4 1.5GHz (S478)
Intel Pentium 4 1.6GHz
Intel Pentium 4 2.0A (2.0GHz)
Intel Pentium 4 2.4C (2.4GHz)
Intel Pentium 4 3.06GHz
Intel Pentium 4 3.0C
Intel Pentium 4 3.0E
Intel Pentium Model 550 (3.4GHz)
AMD Athlon 64 3500+ (Clawhammer)
AMD Athlon 64 3800+ (Newcastle)
AMD Opteron 246 (Part of a set in a dual processor rig.)
AMD Opteron 246 (Paired with CPU above.)
Intel Core 2 Duo E6300
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850
Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9775 (@4.0GHz) (Part of a set in a dual processor rig)
Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9775 (@4.0GHz) (Paired with CPU above.)
Intel Core i7 920 (C0/C1 stepping)
Intel Core i7 920 (D0 stepping)
Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition 980X
Intel Core i7 3930K
Intel Core i7 5960X (@ 4.4GHz)
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X
Intel Core i9 9900K
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
Intel Core i9 10900K

I have always frequently upgraded. If you'll notice, back in the day these things would jump up 50MHz or so and CPU made much more difference in gaming and general use than it does now. So these upgrades were perceived as being worthwhile, although I'd admit that many of these upgrades were unnecessary. But I was like an addict with this stuff and always looking for the next thing. My GPU history is similar.

That's still 65 CPU's I've had in my machine rig. I probably have owned 110 or so now that I think about it. As I said, there are some like my 7740X I had for reviews and got to keep, but never put into service for anything after that. In particular, the 7740X is the dumbest CPU Intel ever released. What's also not on the review list are the dozens of CPU's I've had over the years that I had to give back to Kyle or send out to other reviewers. I've had almost the entire Ryzen 3000 series in my possession at one time or another. I obviously didn't count those.
 

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Intel Celeron 300A (Didn't overclock for ****.)
Intel Celeron 300A (Didn't overclock for ****.)
Intel Celeron 300A (Overclocked to 416MHz)
Intel Celeron 300A (Finally got one that overclocked to 450MHz)
LOL, that's a lot of effort. I only had one 300A cpu, it only did 375. But it wasn't in my main PC it was the family PC which my parents used (last time their PC was faster than mine)

I got better luck with the 366. Bought two, one did 450, the other 566. But my best cpu was my Celeron 600, that did 1080 effortlessly in a BH6, later pushed it to 1125 in a CUSL2-C. Also the last time I was lucky with silicon dip, every one of my cpus were overclocking duds since then. Well maybe except for the I7-3820 that did 4625. Still have that one, but I don't have a proper MB for it.
 

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LOL, that's a lot of effort. I only had one 300A cpu, it only did 375. But it wasn't in my main PC it was the family PC which my parents used (last time their PC was faster than mine)

I got better luck with the 366. Bought two, one did 450, the other 566. But my best cpu was my Celeron 600, that did 1080 effortlessly in a BH6, later pushed it to 1125 in a CUSL2-C. Also the last time I was lucky with silicon dip, every one of my cpus were overclocking duds since then. Well maybe except for the I7-3820 that did 4625. Still have that one, but I don't have a proper MB for it.
My Celeron 366A's didn't overclock for **** either. That's why I bought dual 533's and overclocked them to 600MHz If I remember right. I had the 366's for a couple weeks at most. This was back when I got discounts on computer hardware, so the Celery 300A's etc. were all bought below retail and sold under retail, but for more than I paid. Thus, trying to find a good 300A was no problem.
 

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My Celeron 366A's didn't overclock for **** either. That's why I bought dual 533's and overclocked them to 600MHz If I remember right. I had the 366's for a couple weeks at most. This was back when I got discounts on computer hardware, so the Celery 300A's etc. were all bought below retail and sold under retail, but for more than I paid. Thus, trying to find a good 300A was no problem.
I've had friends working at a retail store, so they would sometimes give me HW to test over the weekend, but it needed to be returned on Monday. That's how I got a Savage3D, a Rage Fury, a Sector MB, a PIII550 that overclocked to 850, but I still ended up giving it back instead of paying for it, since I already had a PIII800 at the time.
 

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I don't track all the systems I've ever had but I can remember most of them. Currently the system dujor is in my signature.
 

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I wouldn't be able to list a lot of my past hardware, but have gone through the progressions like most of you. My first PC was a Pentium III 1ghz, and I got the itch from there. Upgraded many of times along the way while using both AMD and Intel.
 
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