Well having both both are fine.
Amd do get regular non whql drivers so you do get the latest so
there is more chance for your version being compatible with the
latest version of windows however at the same time you can bump
into a version not compatible and causing issues but probably good
if you are an insider maybe its certainly faster.
Not that intels are bad or anything.
After spectre amd seemed to be the more secure but at least right
now its hard to get a nonbranded unlocked amd system and mostly
its intel in local stores anyway.
On the other side, unless you use an old a class generation or
gen1 ryzen microsoft is more leniant towards amd as an upgrade
My at least 4 or now 5 year old amd 2nd ryzen will make the
upgrade path while all intel units below 8th gen will not so an
amd system does have the advantage.
Also while intel has tpm amd at least mine has in conjunction to
tpm their own security module called sp10 and also has an actual
processer devoted to security so there's that.
On 5/08/2021 2:51 pm, Gene wrote:
I just checked. this is about an eleven year old Windows
7 laptop in what was then a moderate price range, about
$500. The processor is a 2.51GHZ unit. The minimum
requirement for JAWS is a 1.5GHZ processor. .
Sent: Wednesday, August 04, 2021 9:40 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Intel or AMD: does the
processor make a difference to NVDA
I hope techs comment on this, agreeing or not.
Screen-readers aren’t resource hogs and they don’t
require fast processors. My understanding is that if
a computer runs well in general, it will run well with
However, the newer synthesizers that require more
resources and aren’t as responsive as the older ones
may require discussion. My impression is that people
generally use the newer less responsive synthesizers
for listening to documents and they use older
responsive synthesizers such as Eloquence for work.
Sent: Wednesday, August 04, 2021 9:25
Subject: Re: [nvda] Intel or AMD: does
the processor make a difference to NVDA
Hi, I am not
sure if I’m a good help. I know with Jaws you
need a faster processor I could be lying. Not
sure about NVDA. I know Jaws is a resource hog.
I’m not sure anymore. It depends on what you
are going to do with your computer. If you are
going to do radio shows using a computer. Yu do
need a fast processor. If you are going to play
games or record shows then you may need a faster
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I am planning to upgrade my
desktop. Do CPU brands make a difference to how
well a screen reader runs? Will
NVDA work as well with an intel CPU as with
a AMD CPU?
I suspect it does not but