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Intel vs AMD

Updated on November 7, 2014

What to Choose: Intel or AMD?

When choosing a computer CPU it usually comes down to two choices: AMD or Intel. The CPU wars between these two corporations have been going on for years, even resulting in antitrust charges filed against Intel several times. Both manufacturers have created some amazing and some unsuccessful products, and both have some sworn followers (aka fanboys) among the techies. However, no matter what company you prefer, you have to agree that competition is great for the consumers since it drives the prices down and promotes innovation.

You will find some more information about the two companies, comparisons between specific CPUs throughout the years and links to Intel vs AMD benchmarks on the page below. Most importantly, check our the ongoing discussion and share your own thoughts!

Intel logo.
Intel logo.

About Intel

Intel (portmanteau of Integrated Electronics) is the world's largest CPU manufacturer. It was founded in 1968 and is based in Santa Clara, California (US). Intel is the creator of the x86 CPU architecture which is now used in the majority of PCs (and, since 2006, Macs as well). Intel's domination in the x86 CPU market led to charges of antitrust violations in US, EU, Japan and South Korea over the years.

AMD logo.
AMD logo.

About AMD

AMD (Advanced Micro Devices) was founded in 1969 and is based in Sunnyvale, California (US). It is the second largest supplier of x86 architecture CPUs and, after a merger with ATI in 2006, one of the largest manufacturers of GPUs (the other two being Intel and nVidia). It is considered the underdog of the CPU market due to revenue and market share several times smaller than Intel's.

Intel vs AMD Discussion

Does Intel or AMD make the best computer CPUs?

Intel is better than AMD!

Intel is better than AMD!

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    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Fact is Intel has been ahead of the game for a while. They are on 22nm fabrication as of now which means more transistors in a given area, lower power dissipation, and faster gate response times. All these make for a better CPU.

      AMD is still dabbling with 32nm. They can no longer compete, they merely offer an alternative.

      Back in the day, there used to be many CPU manufacturers. Now, due to the enormous cost and pressures to follow Moore's law, only two companies offer CISC processors, and only one of them can afford to spend billions to build the next generation CPUs: Intel.

      I believe when the next revolution is made, say going to 18nm or even 16nm fabrication, AMD will be left in the dust since it lacks the capital to face the exponential costs of smaller fabrication.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      @AMDARM That's what AMD is doing wrong!!! The disadvantages of adding more cores actually negates the advantages of the cores! A 6-Core AMD processor may perform better than an an i7 quad core in benchmarking, but in a real world scenario, you ain't got many programs that can fully utilize those 6 cores!! That's why people say i7's are overkill! The same with the 6-core Piledriver processors! Servers can utilize these extra cores, but in terms of consumer grade processing, your apps are not gonna perform better on quad-core or 6-core processor, if the apps only support 2-cores. If the apps use 3 cores, then only 3 cores will be used! So until Intel or AMD start adding some form of Hardware wired thread that splits the instructions across all the cores..then in real world cases both Intel and AMD are just as good!

      At this moment AMD and Intel have to focus on making the individual cores more efficient, and more powerful so a core can execute faster! Because it doesn't matter if you have a 10-core CPU, a 100-core CPU, or even a 1000-core CPU! If the software only uses 2 cores, then ONLY 2 CORES WILL BE USED!!! You will have 8, 98, or 998 cores inactive! Only servers use all the cores., and since people are not willing to shell out $5000+ dollars to game on a server, (which games still only use 2 at most 4 cores), there's no use on having a core-jammed processor!

      Intel always uses the latest process (22nm at the moment) which improves efficiency and heat generation, they also have a very stable architecture and even though expensive, they are high quality!

      AMD uses last generation processes (They are still stuck on 32 and 45nm),but they are innovative and their APU is one of a kind!

      Intel is better at Processors, than AMD (No hate ok! i7-3770K is most powerful!), but

      AMD is better at graphics! (Intel graphics are horrible! That is what i praise AMD for! Their graphics are a potential threat to Nvidia's GPU's!

      So an Intel processor (like an i5 or i7) combined with a AMD GPU (like 7870 or 7970) will be the best you can ever get (for now)! So as i said MORE CORES DOES NOT EQUAL BETTER PERFORMANCE UNTIL THE SOFTWARE IS WRITTEN TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THOSE CORES! 6 CORE AMD IS OVERKILL FOR EVERYTHING! Just like 8 threaded i7's! Most apps are dual core at the moment!! Keep that in mind the next time you say that 6-cores is better than 4 cores! (Just think...what apps use 6 cores???? There are very little apps (like 5-10%) that can use 4 cores! As for 6 cores...well...better start learning to install BF3 on a server! Get a 6-core processor in the future when it is actually needed in 4-5 years time, when software can take advantage of it! Not now when everything use 2 cores only! So I am gonna stick to my i5's and A4's

    • Gloria Freeman 4 years ago from Alabama USA

      I come here to find out what is better.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Do you want to run the server(Intel) or run the bots(AMD)?

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I have had AMD for about 4 years and have yet to save up the money to upgrade to Intel, but in my experience, intel is and always was better than AMD. Performance, clock speeds, power usage, basically everything. I would much rather save up an extra hundred dollars for an intel that has more power than an AMD.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      @RaitenTaisou

      2500K is still far away better LOL check this link

      www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2012/11/06/amd-fx-8350-review/5

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Your site gives out wrong information because it was measured that AMD was #1 GPU manafacturer 2012****

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      But however, yes Luka is right in a few cases. Like some retards going out and buying a 990x for flash games.

      P.S. Shredderman,

      Not cool bro. Nothing is wrong with Jews, you Nazi.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I would like to apologize on behalf of my retarded Intel friends, but back to business. Yes, AMD is cheaper. Yes, AMD is the mainstream overclockers processor line. But... Yes, Intel made the fastest and still is the fastest CPU, The I7-3970x Processor, and Intel beats AMD in heat and in power consumption. Maybe Intel is a little more expensive, but hey. I'd personally be okay adding 2 cents to buy a 185-200$ I5-3570k. Oh, what's that AMD fanboys? The 8350 is the best? Nope. Let me recap,

      Intel pros: Much faster, More reliable, Made worlds fastest processor, less power consumption, Lesser temperature, and let us not forget, they have always been a good company. (COME AT ME AMD FANBOYS!)

      Cons: More expensive....well... that really is it. Their chips OC much better...they are faster...just more expensive.

      AMD pros: More Cores, Less expensive, More Bang/buck (compared to a i3 of course because they couldn't and still cant beat the I5-3570K.)

      Cons: Draws much more power, Is much hotter, Cheap, Is always the underdog (Versus Intel & Nvidia) and... well... that's it. This is really the same with their graphics cards. Hotter, draws more power, etc.

      Honestly... I have an intel in my build and it runs Far Cry 3 at a standard of 60 fps with a GTX 660(non ti) and im using a i5-3350p. In a system im building im going to be using a 3570k with a EVGA GTX 670 FTW. Honestly, without AMD intel and Nvidia wouldn't exist and the other way around too. Really, the only reason that AMD is still around is that competition is healthy and Nvidia & Intel need it.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      ARE YOU GUYS KIDDING ME!!! Intel is better all around. Now, I build computer for a living and AMD overheats. Yes AMD did come out with the APU (accelerated processing unit) (CPU + GPU = APU) but because it functions as a graphics card and a processing unit it constantly over heats. If you are buying a laptop never buy an AMD laptop, it is a waste of money and you will soon find yourself back in the computer store buying an intel laptop because your AMD laptop keeps overheating. Trust me, Intel is the best. Now desktop computers are completely different. AMD and Intel work about the same in a desktop, however, an AMD APU will need a better fan that will most likely make more noise.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I still don't know which is best. But for sure, you guys are funny!

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      No way that AMD is better than Intel in the CPU sphere theese days. Intel CPU + AMD GPU = Beast :)

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Intel is way better its not a power hog who has to have a million cores just to sell their shit to stupid people who believe that's all it takes to make a CPU good personally I would want to test out two CPU's side by side just to show the difference to everyone even though its no contest

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Intel Cpu Sucks..Amd VideoCard Rocks!!

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      you know? 'shitty bulldozer' FX that it is. i have running intel for ten years but my amd athlon64 just live 2 years, then burn

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      How can you compare unevenly priced CPU's? If AMD makes a CPU at same price, probably Intel will have to seriously stop backstabbing their customers.

      AMD is better than Intel

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Intel rocks

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I can't install Mac OS X on my PC because it is a crappy AMD CPU. If I had Intel, I could install it, since Intel processors are the best.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      AMD Suck

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      amd sucks

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Intel for gaming due to architectural differences. The limited amount of cores used by games (usually 2, maybe 3 or 4 if the game has been coded very well) make the Bulldozer series or virtually any CPU that goes beyond 4 cores useless, especially since AMD CPUs appear slower regardless of Clock Speed. Not to mention that Intel completely dominates the High-End CPU market.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      amd like a shit! it burn up!

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      My AMD shit out on me in under a year. There is a good reason Intel costs more.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Wether in better performance or higher quality or superior architecture you will get what you pay for in the price difference. And Haswell chips look very promising for bridging the gap on GPU. Unless you want a cheap build or need good GPU right now go with intel.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Intel is more reliable than amd but amd is much less as the best i7 extreme and amd processer. The inter i7 extreme is £700 and amd's best processer is £140 so theres £560 extra for you to spend on anything else. But if price isn't a matter for you, I'd go with intel

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      hey Hanz

      check this link. your FX8350 is nothing to i5 3570k

      www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/701?vs=697

      also APPLE SUCKS!!

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Something that i find funny is how all the amd fans say that intel is better ( Which we all know it is). But talk shit because its more money$$.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Intel lasts longer and is gererally more compadible with macs and windows

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      @ Jack, Have u ever used intel or just amd?

      Been with AMD for 14 Years, been with intel for 5 years..

      And DAM my i5-3570k kicks the FX-6300 and FX-8350's asses

      Hey guys the funny thing is that the people who talk shit about intel ARE POOR!

      They cannot afford and Intel Chip set so they get mad at the people who can! ( True Fact ).

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Intel is better!

      used amd for 7 years been using intel for 2

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      mmmmm its the same

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      sorry multiple post, cause some words didn't post lol...

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      intel didnt play any dirty work, it just happen you pay on a higher quaility than amd's offer lol. cause if this happen, 3570k or 3770k is cheaper than FX8350 it will be dooms day for amd and only stupid fanboys will buy the fx8350 if 3770k is cheaper..

      and why does FX8350 is expensive than FX6300? its because FX8350 performs higher than 6300 lol. is that simple to analyze??

      performance: FX6300

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      intel didn't play any dirty work, it just happen you pay on a higher quaility than amd's offer lol. cause if this happen, 3570k or 3770k is cheaper than FX8350 it will be dooms day for amd and only stupid fanboys will buy the fx8350 if 3770k is cheaper..

      and why does FX8350 is expensive than FX6300? its because FX8350 performs higher than 6300 lol. is that simple to analyze??

      performance: FX8350<3570k<,3770k

      price:FX8350<3570k<,3770k

      performance: FX6300

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      intel didn't play any dirty work, it just happen you pay on a higher quaility than amd's offer lol. cause if this happen, 3570k or 3770k is cheaper than FX8350 it will be dooms day for amd and only stupid fanboys will buy the fx8350 if 3770k is cheaper..

      and why does FX8350 is expensive than FX6300? its because FX8350 performs higher than 6300 lol. is that simple to analyze??

      performance: FX8350<3570k<,3770k

      price:FX8350<3570k<,3770k

      performance: FX6300

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Intel is a higher quality cpu, but you have to pay a price for the best!

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Intel is always a few years ahead of AMD, Intel CPU's set the bar and AMD is always trying to catch up. Intel runs cooler, faster is easier to resell when you want to upgrade. Intel for latest technology, AMD for those who miss the boat or just want to cheap out.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      If you want to pay a little extra for intel, go for it. AMD is good for its price. If you are going to buy or build a computer for under than 850, you need an AMD.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I went from an AMD x6 cpu to next gen with fx-6100, but had to upgrade only a few days later to the FX-8150 because my Intel i5 friends were killing me on benchmarks and loading times in games.

      Now, the FX-8150 would handle at about same speeds as their Intel 2600K's on heavy multitasking because it's an 8 core and the 2600K is only 4 cores.

      Two months later I cashed out on a i7-3770k and my benchmark scores and loading times were crazy! AMD is still in the past with its architecture sizes. I've always liked them and my 1090T x6 was a beast in its time.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Everyone is saying Better price and speed for AMD... has anyone looked at benchmarks lately?

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      My Intel Core i5 3570K Desktop whips my FX8130 Desktop. Both built for gaming, but Intel Rocks The HOUSE!!

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Bitch Please!!

      lmao!! lol are you kidding me?

      FX6300 is slower than 2500k, and even FX8350 didn't totally beat 2500k.. 3570k kills fx8350 at 77w and FX8350 peaks at 200w... lol!!!

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      INTEL

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      INTEL IS BETTER

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Since I use a hackintosh, Intel have been really impressive, and the render time I get with i7 it's really impressive.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      @Jared

      LMAO! even core i3 is faster than athlon II x4. now you compare it to i5? and i5 2500k/3570k kills amd 8 core FX-8150... lol!

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Intel has more money to toss around, therefore

      Intel is better by default, More money = more technology flexibility

      but may not be better for everyone.

      AMD is a budge-tiers way to go, with more options to flow into for the general public.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      ok amd is fine i mean they don't have as many different sockets so switching out your processor for a new one is easier with amd, and amd is made for people on a budget but if you compare the FX-8150 against the i7-3820 its only like a 110(us dollar) increase in price for over a 30% increase in preformance facts don't lie (facts based on 3dmark11 test)

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      why some stupid people compare the 3960x? yeah its expensive and powerful. i7 3770k is at 300$ range while i5 3570k is at 200$ range but it kills the FX-8150 to dust. and lol 3770k and 3570k only eats 77w but its faster than a 125w FX8150..

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      @sidvic

      are youyour dumb???... try to compare it to i5 2500k or 3570k they are almost same price but intels is much faster than that FX8150 so intel wins... lol!!

      check this link

    AMD is better than Intel!

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      • anonymous 3 years ago

        Intel Junk Inside

      • anonymous 3 years ago

        AMD is better Because you computer have 1GB memory and 320GB hard drive, the speed of you computer is not to the hard drive. the speed of you computer become to the memory .! Intel speed become to the processor but not to the memory of the computer. AMD is BETTER that the intel. Intel is not a perfect processor

      • anonymous 3 years ago

        I think AMD CPUs is so,so better that intel, is not processor for me

      • anonymous 3 years ago

        AMD ranked number 5 as the most honest company in the world.

      • anonymous 3 years ago

        The biggest fan boys here is the brand with largest market share. You don't need the overwhelming performance Intel can offer, AMD has been running games and apps as good as it can since the K5 and its still here. Intel has tried everything to beat AMD down, dodgy advertising, lawsuits, bribing OEMs like Dell and HP and other manufacturers to not use AMD CPUs and with little success. AMD is still alive and kicking nonetheless. Over $6 Billion spend on bribery!?!?! It's a shame, a dishonest practise, a bad example for it's employees that support them with their lives and stress. This is one of the reasons why I choose AMD. I refuse to support a company that won't play fair. If you still want to cling to Intel, so be it. That's your freedom of choice. But at least think about what I said here. There is no shame in being a AMD fan.

      • Shahnewaz1996 3 years ago

        APU is the future.

      • Shahnewaz1996 3 years ago

        Being much smaller than Intel and still giving Intel a run for their money isn't an easy job.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        I

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      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Intel : just got i7 4770k and gigabyte z87 X-OC

        AMD :already get FX 8350 , MSI 990FX GD-80, MSI-R 7850 TF , at the same price... hahahaha.....

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        FX 8350 WILL BEAT ALL i5 IVY BRIDGE........ FX 8350 JUST CANNOT BEAT i7 ... but its normal because fx 8350 is just 200 dollar processor

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        im an architecture student, i already buy a fx 8350 and its awesome for 3DS MAX, AUTOCAD 2013, etc.. great multitasking performance. AMD FX 8350 RENDERING 3DS MAX MUCH FASTER THAN I5 3570K.. I SWEAR ITS TRUE

        CONS: amd stock fan is very noisy. just replace it and grab ENERMAX ETS T40.. you will finish that problem

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        intel have better power eficiency and performance , but EXPENSIVE

        AMD is not good in power eficiency but cheap and also powerful...

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        intel have better power eficiency and performance , but EXPENSIVE

        AMD is not good in power eficiency but cheap and also powerful...

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        @S.E.

        What both sides are trying to say is that kind of logic, is fundamentally flawed. The only thing "being ahead of the game" does for you and let you hit the wall first hence Moore's law. I like to give credit were credit is due, so I do applause intel for what they have achieved, but to say they are, the be all and end all is an argent statement indeed. To prove my point. What do you think will happen if intel keeps going up in performance by 10% every new cpu, and amd does the same with 15% every cpu. I'll leave the answer the all of you.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        amd's price to performance ratio is much better than intel's

      • yanksbeast777 4 years ago

        AMD CPU's are not better than Intel CPU's. However, the bang for buck is much higher with AMD CPU's than Intel CPU's. The integrated AMD GPU's work very well, especially in crossfire with another graphics card. The Intel graphics leave much more to be desired. Nice lens by the way. :)

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        I will still praise Intel for remaining the top performance king of cpus however.... AMD is still your best bet for low to mid range computers and I'll tell you why. ARM Holding inc. wrote something very interesting (and true) " but in terms of consumer grade processing, your apps are not gonna perform better on quad-core or 6-core processor, if the apps only support 2-cores"

        I was interested in the part where you said "consumer grade processing". Now when I think of that I'm not thinking gamer, or corporate, or Photoshop computers (but it could be), I'm thinking family computer or surf the web and read email only computer. Now when I think of those I can't help but ask myself why would someone need one of the most powerful cpus on the planet to read emails? Overkill comes to mind anymore when I think about Intel. Its not that Intel is bad its just they raise the bar so high that normal task in today's world wont use it to its full potential.

        Now with that been said AMD is basic. You can build a computer with amd which performs day to day task like email and web browsing just as good as intel. Yes amd uses more power to run but its not that much at all. There was one guy on the web who went way out of his way to calculate just how much more per year amd use in electricity then intel, and he came up with $5 a year more. Do I really want to spend $100 more to save $5 a year? I don't know, I'm sure in some way that $5 is a deal breaker but I don't see it.

        For those of you looking on this page because you want to know which cpu is right for you, here is my two cents. When ever I'm bulding a computer and comes down to picking out the cpu, I look at the mobo (motherboard) The reason I pick the motherboard out first is simple. I want to make sure the mobo is going to have all the features I want and or require. The last build I did I was bent on going intel, but i went amd, because if i went intel at that time I'd be spending $400 on the mobo, $240 on the cpu, and $100 on the os. Since i went amd I spent only $130 on the mobo and $100 on the os. The $130 mobo was by the same brand and had 99% the same stuff on it but was dirt cheap cause it was amd.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        It really depends on what you want to do with the CPU. If you want outright performance no matter the cost then Intel is probably going to have the edge but with AMD you can get a huge amount of computing power for a considerably smaller price and less bragging rights.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Seriously, why are we even compairing the cpu's???

        You are compairing two companies, their products are aimed at an entirely different market, Intel aims at highest performance and tries to get into AMD's market for APU's and discreet CPU+GPU solutions.

        I am choosing for AMD because Intel is asking ridiculously high prices, the 3930XM with a 100Mhz overclock and 2MB extra memory sets you back another 500 dollar on top of the already 500 dollar....

        Of coarse, Intel's 3970XM is a little better than AMD's 1090T or newest piledrivers, but if you were to compare them, which means taking price, performance, power, and a lot of other features in consideration I have no idea which of the two would be better, as such a review has yet to be made, sadly...

        And yes, my gaming pc uses an AMD, and yes, I am looking to upgrade to the 3930XM from Intel as I hope it will perform better at virtualization tasks, where you run several Windows/Linux/etc. systems on one rig.

        Literally: I am not buying the Intel 3930XM because it is better in games (don't think it is) but because I will actually use it to it's limit on a daily basis.

        As a side note: If you feel like using subjects such as world war 2, my mother and whatever you may need to look at yourself and think: Are you really deffending a company by posting such comments?

        Use reason and arguments to convince others of your point, and even if some can't be convinced: insulting them will only break the view they have about your opinion...

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        NO NSB CPU's aren't good for enviroument, they use gas.

        I don't like pc's, Google Maps helped you people find me.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        It doesn't matter their rather equal. Intel is over priced though

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        raw performances, the 8350 black edition has a better benchmark score than a 2500k, and he is less expensive

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Value

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        AMD is much better in terms of Performance per dollar.

        Intel are just power hungry jews.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Intel CPU's come without a cooler, AMD does but an aftermarket cooler is recommended if you plan to overclock, many things have factors. AMD CPU's are not trash at all, what did you expect from a company that has 50 times less bugdet, it focuses on low to mid range CPU's and it decided to not compete with Intel in speeds. If you don't manage your CPU well then it will burn but its your fault, out of the box CPU with a heatsink+cooler is only there to make your processor cool enough to operate as long as it could. APU from AMD is a new thing, its not like the ordinary CPU's. What did you expect from having a GPU inside a CPU? A regular CPU temperature? No. People that are in favor of Intel are mostly uneducated, they buy an i7 3770k just for surfing the web... -_-" 300$ down the drain.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        AMD was better than Intel in all things, now its better in some things. Intel is now "the best" only because AMD made some wrong moves and because of breaking the antitrust laws eg bribery, special discounts if the shop delays a batch of AMD processors(cpu's), even threats in some cases... Then we got the cinebench scandal and the compiler scandal from Intel. Intel was good at the start, but mostly it was the worst CPU manufacturer and they were even behind NEC and Cyrix. Intel took the lead by Apple styled commercials, cheating and breaking laws and then took the chance when AMD stumbled because of their some moves. Intel just became partially what AMD was and still is, AMD is cheaper and for the price it gives an comparable quality. Intel is only better because they got tons of cash from uneducated people that they believe what every Intel or Apple says. Also low end Intel CPU's lack a lot of features, ordinary features and it's a just terrible, Intel Pentium G series lack features like a CPU for the same price, even the freaking outdated mighty i3. Enjoy the two cores, less multitasking and other things. You must be dumb and biased to think Intel is the best. No, no matter what AMD will be better even thought it has 50 times less money than Intel. AMD did only one bad thing, Intel did many bad things. Nvidia is only better because they sabotaged 3dfx and then they bought them, give a thanks for S3 Graphics for making a format for textures and the compression that all game developers still use right now even thought in modified improved form, thank you S3 Graphics and thank you HTC for buying it. Apple, Intel and Razer is just overpriced BS that I can't imagine how people buy lackluster products... Too many dumb people on this earth -_-"

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Alex is totally right ;]

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        I came by this honest comparison you should have a look at it if you are interested. youtube(dot)com/watch?v=iCrOAng0kdQ

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        It all depends on what you are looking for. In my desktop Gaming rig... Core I7 with Nvidia. so Intel wins currently in the desktop space... but LAPTOP, right now AMD IS KING: cool, quiet and 8 hrs battery and the ability to play BF3 or Borderlands 2... try that on an intel for $700. not gonna happen. My friends with "Ultrabooks"( HA!) don't understand why the expensive machine with good benchmarks cannot keep up with my Trinity APU...go ahead Intel fans keep talking about those benchmarks. in the real world things work different.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Amd cost efective

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Bottom line is, I can build you a pc that can play any game on ultra settings using either AMD or Intel. The Intel computer will cost you $200-$500 more then AMD but they will both play any game on ultra at 60fps.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Definitely, AMD is better than Intel, because of both: price and price/performance comparison. You can get much better computer based on AMD chipset with the same total cost which you require to waste on Intel platform. It starts on mainboards and finishes on processors. However, high end Intel processors are of course better than AMD. The second is Intel often changing their chipset making older motherboards incompatible with newer processors. This is much more rare in AMD (AM3 processors are i.e. compatible with most AM2 mainboards). This means, after 2 years (this is how often I upgrade my PC) you must just buy additional RAM (or change some) and buy new processor for AMD, while changing entire PC for Intel (mainboard, memory cards, RAM type, processor). Of course, Intel-based mainboards are more expensive than AMD...

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        I don't kow which is better that's why im on this page

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Apples and oranges.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        INTEL SUCKS

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        i agree with alex too ;)

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        intel sucks

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        AMD is best for gamming :)))))))))))))

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        AMD can do better performance than Intel if AMD manufactured with same price with Intel CPU,,Intel only changing it's architecture and more small transistor size for Low Powered Computing,,so Intel not adding more core,,AMD always adding more core and more speed,,without changing the CPU Price,,so i can do mutiple tasking applications,,

        ohh and also,,i like a real core more than a virtual core....

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Intel only succeed with x86 Architecture

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        AMD vs INTEL? They are both great chips. But in the case of the Intel Core i5-3570K @ 3.40GHz , it cannot touch the AMD FX 8350 in any way! The 3570K cannot outperform Intel Core i5-3550S @ 3.00GHz which is better and powerful chip.

        AMD primary objective is " present and future"...................Intel is "present" only. I remember 15 years ago 64-bit cards lol.... now u have 256/384-bit cards! So the AMD FX 8 cores CPU Value is outstanding!!! Apple OS have a built-in multi-core facility called Grand Central Dispatch . If u just play games with r PC than worry about video card and not chip.

        ;0

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        yolo

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Well based of both site's info and personal experience; AMD. I take that side from a "media" view (Graphics[HD/3-D], gaming, Blu-ray playing, live broadcasts, recordings, videos, DVD burnings, ect.).

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        @tm

        I wasn't talking about the prices of the products. I was talking about the relationship between the company and the vendors as well as the relationship between the company and the consumer.

        And i know a stocked fx8350 is faster then a fx6300 i said nothing to differ the matter. I simply stated that a overclocked low end cpu can be as fast as a stocked cpu on the high end, thus saving the consumer money in the long run.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Not going to hate on intels cpu just there price (mostly the lower end). You could by an i3 if your short on cash but its not unlocked, but the i5 3570k is but its 75-80$ more. You might be thinking you don't need to overclock it still rules, yes but amd only needs 15% overclcock and it matchs the performs (22% for i5 if using 4300fx). and yeah i know AMD takes a ton of electricity but if your going to oc your going to use more anyway even if you use intel.

        Not saying intel can't beat amd just that since the new fx chip is out intel has to try harder ether by lowering prices or giving us a better product.

        Oh and intel likes to play dirty with there marketing. paying off vendor to only sell intel computers, paying people to bash amd on many web pages, even once tried to post fake benchmarks years ago. I'll let you draw your own conclusion since it speaks for its self.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        I agree with Alex :D

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        both PC at 1000$

        AMD WINS.. it's cheaper!

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        value for money

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        AMD is 10% less faster, But 50%cheaper than Intel, Then i can buy 2 AMD :D

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        I have AMD FX-6100, always run SUPER fast, never failed once! Overall I think this is much better than most INTEL chips!

      Intel or AMD Poll

      Which computer CPUs do you prefer?

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      Intel and AMD Comparison

      Both AMD and Intel came out with a lot of great CPUs throughout the years. We could observe the competition between Pentium and K5, Pentium 2 and K6, Pentium 3 and K6-3, Celeron and Duron, and so on. Back then it was all about the clock rate of the CPU, but it all changed with the Pentium vs Athlon XP competition which started in 2000. Intel could clock their P4s higher while AMD could deliver better performance per clock.

      For example, a 2 GHz Athlon XP would easily outperform a 2 GHz Pentium IV; however, the P4 could run at higher clock speeds due to it's architecture. Intel used the bigger numbers in marketing to great effect. As such, AMD adopted a "performance rating" for their CPUs rather than raw gigahertz.. Ironically, Intel soon reached a limit on P4's clock speed and switched to a Performance Rating system themselves, thus ending the "MHz wars".

      AMD was the first to introduce a 64-bit processor targeted at an average consumer in 2003. Intel soon followed; nowadays all modern CPUs can run 64-bit applications, while being backwards-compatible with 32-bit ones. For an average user the most noticeable benefit is being able to use 4 GB and more RAM (32-bit systems can only address up to 3 GB).

      Both companies soon started looking for other ways to increase performance rather than raising clock speeds. In 2005, AMD released the first Athlon 64 X2 dual core processors and surpassed Intel in US retail sales for a brief time. Intel answered by releasing dual core Pentium D, later followed by a new Intel Core series (Core 2 Duo, Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7). AMD continued their dual core Athlon X2 CPU line and the quad core Phenom (which wasn't very successful at all), later followed by a much-improved Phenom II.

      These days Intel's Core CPUs based on Ivy Bridge and Haswell architecture with integrated GPUs show results superior to AMD's new Piledriver (FX) series, although the latter is often cheaper. AMD's future seems to be HSA (Heterogeneous System Architecture), which integrates CPU and GPU closer than ever before.

      So how do you decide whether an AMD or Intel processor is better now? Your best bet would be to check the benchmarks on popular hardware sites. Neither the raw MHz nor the number of cores will tell you exactly how well the CPU will perform in real world conditions. As a rule of thumb, AMD APUs are excellent for budget builds, while Intel CPUs are better when you need more power (and don't mind paying more for it).

      Links to Intel vs AMD Benchmark Tests

      • Desktop CPU Charts on TomsHardware is probably the biggest collection of the newest CPU reviews and benchmarks using games and various applications in one place.
      • PassMark Software site has a huge number of graphs with the latest AMD vs Intel benchmarks. Note, however, that these are the results of a synthetic test, and they don't necessarily indicate how well the CPU will perform when running real world applications. However, this site does provide a very convenient way to compare the overall "score" of various computer processors.
      • AnandTech has a great tool which allows you to easily compare various benchmark results of most modern CPUs. In some cases you can also compare power consumption.
      • Newegg is one of the best places to buy computer hardware. More importantly, you can read CPU reviews from real people like yourself instead of relying just on the big computer hardware review sites.

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          Jethro 3 years ago from Philippines

          I haven't tried AMD processor coz ever since Intel is what we usually purchased and used. Anyway, this lens is awesome! Thanks for making this one. :)

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          I Don't Know Much About Either Brand, And Don't Have Very Much Money And Was Hoping Some One Knew Enough About Them To Try To Help Me Buy The Best I Can Afford For The Little Money That I Have.It's Hard Enough For Us Who Know Little About Processors To Understand When You Talk About Clock-speed,I Was Wanting To Know If An AMD Quad Core Was Any Better Than An Intel Core i5?It Would Be A Great Help If Someone Could Say Which Would Be Better To Buy?It's Probility The Last Computer I'll Be Able To Afford And I'ed Like To Buy The Best For The Money.Thanks To Everybody That Can Help Me Even If Their A Fan Of One Brand And Have To Recommend The Other.

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          Gloria Freeman 4 years ago from Alabama USA

          Hot, hot discussions.

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          momsfunny 4 years ago

          Whoa! Heated discussions going on here...

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          eduguy1 4 years ago

          Intel generally has less power consumption.

          Great Lens though in my opinion could have a bit more information if possible.

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          @anonymous: lmao looks grate with 600+ geforce...that card hase enough power to run just about all by its self your whole rig..oh ya the int cpus grate and so is a turd with that gpu

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          My old laptop had charger issues + it was old and junky, so today I finally got a new one. I don't know jack shit about intel vs amd, but apparently my new laptop is amd whereas my old one was intel. I must say this: I AM APPALLED BY THE SPEED OF MY NEW LAPTOP. Pathetically slow. I'm so frustrated and annoyed...

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          Intel If The Wanted The Could Build a Super CPU with like A lot of Cores , and high Ghz Performance They could build one just to prove to AMD whos boss, But There not All about who is best, there making people have the best, the best quality , the best performance, the best GREEN technology. not making ur computer fly, blow up , or Be The Fastes thing on earth.

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          I am so confuse.. Intel or AMD,,,which one should i get? LOL

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          Cost vs Performance. Intel makes superior high end cards, but if you're looking at twice the price for 5% performance it gets silly. I've used both and have been very happy with both, if I was a trust fund baby and money wasn't a factor (as in I had no concept of being smart with money), Intel would be the clear choice. Value is what I go for, I'm not going to spend twice as much money for a 5% boost to performance, I will find what delivers the performance I want and compare cost vs performance. Sometimes I go Intel, others I go AMD, as sometimes one offers greater value over the other.

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          AMD can do backward compatibility without having problem on performance,,

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          @anonymous: the life span of a cpu is about 6-7 year at stock speed, this is true for both intel and amd.

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          @anonymous: actually its 29.98fps also to further proove you right about AMD, the fx-8350 is $200 and only slightly slower than the i7 3770k which is $350

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          Intel is best best best....................

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          Who cares if it's Intel or AMD?

          I've done both brands of CPU, had good systems (usually more because of the entire system build), and bad systems (NEVER has been a bad CPU part...with one exception..a cracked Motorola PowerPC Chip from the mid 1990s...and that was most likely damaged by Apple upon installation of the heat sink), and the choice usually came down to what my vendor of choice could put together for me at the best price for my needs.

          The main CPU is just one part of the system. They all kick ass if you run a special bit of software designed to fit in the caches and follow some set of stack rules, but what happens when you need to run real apps, have a budget, and figure that maybe a fast SSD drive, adding RAID, a larger monitor, or more memory will give you more bang for the buck for your applications than an expensive model CPU? What if you already have parts or older gadgets of which you need compatibility?

          That's when folks start looking at ALL the options, and quickly discover that matching up a motherboard to needs/budget will be the deciding factor for many of us. I'm amazed, and glad of all the thoughtful choices these days, for both CPU platforms when it comes to the choices in motherboards.

          My last build was around an AMD Phenom II 960T (I probably would not have 'picked it over all the other chips out there', but the chip was listed on a gift certificate someone gave me, so as a 'part easily available to me at the great price of FREE' it became the core of my build). Obviously that's not the best processor out there...but it's well more than I will need for at least a couple of years, and I was able to opt for a mid range motherboard, add an SDD drive at SATA3 speeds (this makes the biggest difference in performance for everything I do on my system), and I could also continue use lots of older stuff I already had at hand (like DDR2 OR DDR3 RAM, this board could even let you mix up the two memory types).

          In my experience, the availability and choices of motherboards and other parts changes almost DAILY. While it might change by the month, at the time I did my last build AMD had far more choices for motherboard and chipset designs. This week, you may can build really nice system going with AMD, while next week, a truckload of really nice mother-boards might arrive that might well shift the best deal over to the INTEL platform.

          Motherboard makers aren't asleep at the wheel on this stuff. They're constantly trying to get out batches of boards that fit any niche or need you can imagine. Perhaps in a couple more generations of CPUs...there won't be any need for other chipsets...as they keep packing more and more stuff on the same die....but for now, all that still makes a difference in the choices out there.

          One thing I have really enjoyed about the AMD platform to date, is that they've kept their CPU socket types going strong, and they didn't stop supporting them way before their potential was met. AM, AM2, AM2+, etc...they really have continued to milk that design for all it's worth before abandoning it (and all who have invested in it). I've yet to have a processor of either brand go bad, but I have had motherboards go bad (for both Intel and AMD). With the AMD boards...I've ALWAYS had many choices for a plug and play replacement mb that would not force me to spend a full day trying to sysprep to replace nearly every single driver in the OS, and probably even have to swap out all the memory and stuff as well. With Intel, not only did I have problems getting the better upgrade chip models that were worth buying (people would hord the good upgrade models and charge full retail (and sometimes even more than retail) prices for them)....I also found that after my Intel motherboards died, I often couldn't even replace them anymore but with one or two really bad, 'reconditioned', and way overpriced replacement models because 'that socket type is dead now'.

          So really...both are good. For me it always just depended on what the shopping day could yield for me. We can't really buy any of it if it's not in stock somewhere now can we? I'm also more prone to buy stuff I have the cash for...I can't stand the idea of financing computers at 11% or higher interest rates! But that's just me ;)

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          Intel baby!, I rather pay more for quality than a cheaper one for lesser quality , whatever suits you buy it but for me it's Intel.

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          here in the philippines, amd processors are always about half cheaper than their equivalent intel processor. and also,if you look at the list of processors of intel and AMD, amd now have 8 core, 12 core and 16 core architectures. and amd provides energy-efficient processors.

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          Does no one check cpubenchmark.net? Intel all the way

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          TwistedWiseman 4 years ago

          All my amd lasted over 6 years and then out need for an upgrade I had to buy a new one, if it would have run all the things that I needed at the time i would probably still use the old one.

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          joviens 4 years ago

          I'm not a gamer, only use Photoshop sometimes....

          So I'll always choose the cheaper one....AMD

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          Canvas-Art-Shop 4 years ago

          AMD FTW. Great lens by the way!

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          @anonymous: If there is no AMD there will be no competition, then I believe that Intel will price their chips many times higher and the rate technology improve will be minimum.

          AMD chip at times are tougher then Intel and I know for I have fry Intel chips before with same setup that AMD takes in its strike.

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          Thank you, this was very informative. I don't know why these fanboys search up comparisons then just complain when the competitor has an opinion. Grow up?

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          For everyone saying AMD is more economical and cheaper. Intel is way more advanced and is what people want when they pay good money. For instance we have a pair of Nike Jordan shoes and a pair of some knock off name brand shoes. The Jordan shoes may cost $120 while the knock off shoes may be $65. Now either way you look at it you have a pair of shoes that will satisfy your needs. If you choose the knock off shoes, they may be falling apart after time or have defects. If you choose the Nike Jordan shoes you may have paid more but they are not falling apart and have no defects. Also I would like to point out Intel is creating Fiber Optics CPU that will be 10x faster than any CPU today(In Theory the speed of light) and more Low cost and economical than any other Computer Chip on the market today. AMD for a cheap quick solution that may satisfy your needs but no telling the life span of the AMD chip. Intel for solid professional electrical engineering that has been proven to last.

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          ok this is so bad think about it ih intel whant to be best is the best at any time they can distroy amd in a blink of an eye, but the bad things that amd do put intel in to a better light, intel have the best bulid platform intel its not all about a chip they have some good aditional software working wirh hardware they have 22nm and the next step its 10 nm they have chips for phones for tablets they have give the idea toi apple for macbook air and now the ultrabook platform for others they have the safe oc by default thecnology(turboboost2.0) they put the greatest gpu integreted ever on the ivy series, they help hospitals using high end thecnologys they win the best ecoligic factory price they have the grenast producion ever think about that don't think about a procesor in the mainboard think at all of the products, and one more thing they don't sell you a chip they sell you time do things faster and safer, sory if i was to long and sory my english

          thx.

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          @anonymous: AMD can also play any game as of today to, you only need 60fps for smooth gaming. Anything above 60fps is unnoticeable to the naked eye.

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          @anonymous: Don't get me wrong, I'm sure your Intel CPU will in fact "stomp" my AMD hard. But I bought my Phenom II X4 two years ago for $100 and it can still run the games I play just fine. I'm talking Skyrim, ME3, Diablo 3, etc.

          For 3770K alone I'd have to lay down $350, not to mention overpriced Intel motherboards.

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          @scangirl: try on amd am3 chepset. i think u got better with AMD.

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          scangirl 5 years ago

          I've always purchased computers with Intel chips but never thought much about it to be honest.

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          I´ll put my clocked 3770K uo against any of your AMD´s guys, and I´m sure it will stomp it hard! Why do all AMD hardcore fanbois always have nicks like, superduperamd, AMD fatso, AMD love, etc.. etc..?? Shit that´s some corny shit man, is AMD your hole world or what? I stand by my comments about Intel stomping on AMD but I don´t love the bloody company and never ever will, why should I? Theyr just a conpany wanting to make money and I´m just a customer, it´s not like Intel´s my GF, lol..

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          AMD is best.

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          AMD is best. No confusion about AMD.

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          The latest Micro Devices new trinity chip does not transfer the performance trifecta important to threaten Intelâs market leading position, as most initial estimations describes...

          Read Full Article Here,

          http://www.geekscover.com/2012/05/amd-intelwho-win...

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          amd biter can overclock up and up...

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          This is the real deal, AMD has fallen off for awhile and may never recover against Intel, all you fanboys with AMD(I use to be one of them) need a reality check, yes gpu has a play at gaming but you can see for yourself, intel's i3's outperform any amd chip out there, so stfu and wake up. 2500K currently can handle any game out there such as Tera Online which is using the Unreal engine(graphics are wicked with 600+ series geforce card) AMD=you get what you pay for. Intel customer for life, until AMD gets their shit together.

          http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-fx-pent...

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          @anonymous: I've owned and I own both and I'm not a cheer leader for either. Any performance edge that Intel has is not worth the money unless you MUST have that performance, and there are not many who do. On REGRET the front, I've only had one bad experience and that was with INTEL, but that's just the luck of the draw.

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          Add me to the list that prefers to use Intel over AMD. I've used both and while Intel cost more, I've always gotten a much better performance from it than I did from AMD. Guess you get what you pay for.

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          AMD launched the lawsuit against its rival Intel, the world's leading microprocessor manufacturer. AMD has claimed that Intel engaged in unfair competition by offering rebates to Japanese PC manufacturers who agreed to eliminate or limit purchases of microprocessors made by AMD or a smaller manufacturer, Transmeta.

          The complaint was filed in the U.S. District Court in Delaware in June 2005. The court date, originally scheduled for April 2009, was pushed back to February 2010. One delay was due to the Korea Fair Trade Commission issuing Intel a fine of US$25.4 million. Some of the manufacturers involved in the case were Dell, HP, Gateway, Acer, Fujitsu, Sony, Toshiba, and Hitachi.

          In February 2009 it was reported that Intel had spent at least US$116 million to date on legal representation on the antitrust suit. This was inferred from a US$50 million lawsuit filed by Intel against one of its insurers; the lawsuit disclosed that Intel had already exhausted US$66 million in coverage from two other insurers while fighting the antitrust lawsuit.

          This is not the first time AMD has accused Intel Corp. of abusing their power as the leading manufacturer for x86 processors. In 1991, AMD filed an antitrust lawsuit against Intel claiming that they were trying to secure and maintain a monopoly, and one year later, a court ruled against Intel, awarding AMD US$10 million "plus a royalty-free license to any Intel patents used in AMD's own 386-style processor"

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          Intel all the way. Back in the P1/K6 era they were level pegging. AMD Athlons/XPs then sucked a bit compared to P3/P4 then AMD suddenly wowed everyone with the Athlon64. People bought it but didn't really know what for because not many utilised 64bit architecture software side. After that AMD just fell behind. In the early multi-core mainstream era there wasn't much in it but as soon as Intel released the Core series, AMD just haven't upped their game. Now AMDs are (in pre-builts) the budget end and all of my friends who have built with AMD have regretted it. For the sake of a few $ I'd rather save for an extra week for an Intel! On the other hand, I always buy ATI GPU's simply because usually when I re-build, ATI always happen to be better than Nvidia at the time. I haven't had an Nvidia since my GeForce 4 Ti4600 (which was amazing).

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          I built 2 computers recently: FX4100 and Phenom II x4. They both were around the same price but i think the Phenom is a little better. The new FX4100 needs a ton of power to run

          properly, i needed to buy a new power supply to keep it from crashing. With the Phenom x4 i have had zero problems, and it's really fast. Here's pictures of the 2 computer builds:

          AMD FX 4100 Computer Build

          New Computer

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          @anonymous: Intel has nothing for $100 though. Even the cheapest i3 go for more than that. But you can get a Phenom II X2 Black Edition, unlock all 4 cores, overclock very easily, and have a kickass quad CPU for like $90. It's better to buy a good cooler though, something like CM Hyper 212+ (also cheap).

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          Every few years I buy a new PC. I always choose to save about $100.00 and buy the PC with the AMD chip instead of the Intel chip. I ALWAYS regret the decision to buy AMD but I'm on a budget and go for the cheaper processor. My advice to ANYBODY buying a PC is GO FOR INTEL YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT! I'm reading this blog because my AMD chip is running hot every time I play a simple video.

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          at the moment intel has the fastest chips, AMD has nothing that competes with the i7 for raw power, however AMDs top chips are usually as powerful than the best i5s at generaly lower price, so if you are building your own system and you can afford an i7 and do not mind paying far more for the (un-notisable for most purposes) performance increase buy an i7. if however you are after value for money or do not need the most powerful processor on the market (few people do) buy the most powerful AMD processor you can afford, and you will generaly have a more powerful chip than if you buy Intel.

          If you are buying a prebuilt system it does not matter, unless you are after graphics in which case aninexpensive AMD based system with the APU (processor and Graphics on the same chip) including Radeon Graphics far outperforms low price intel systems with intel intergrated graphics

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          @steven71: Are you a computer fanatic that loves to get updated on what's in on the market? Then, you got to check TechyV.com. This is a not-so-ordinary site that tells what's up with the latest trend, but this is a site that keep the people updated and makes us feel that we belong. This is what I feel when I got to read huge articles of this site. Just one word, Awesome!

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          @steven71: TechyV.com is a site that answers your questions when it comes to Information Technology. A user friendly website that is overload with lots of information about computers and other gadgets. No wonder they're number one. I got a very good experience with the site, all you need to do is to click, browse and read and you'll be upated with the current trend. This is truly a highly recommended site for all computer and internet savvy.

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          @anonymous: I think no one disagrees that Bulldozer's performance is poor. But consider how AMD was kicking Intel's ass back in the day of Pentium 4 vs Athlon XP, and still some people bought Intel despite higher price and worse performance.

          I have some hope since AMD's first Phenoms sucked, but then they came up with Phenom II which were awesome performance-wise, and had a great price. Perhaps they can fix Bulldozer's problems and release a Bulldozer v2 with much improved performance.

          Even if you are a total Intel fan you have to agree that competition is good for us buyers.

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          http://www.techradar.com/news/computing-components... Shows why even squaring down and going with the i5 2500k for only 240$ is fine because it still outperforms the amd fx-8150 as shown here

          http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/288?vs=434 so you get not only great performance but at a great price even...

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          I have been building my own pc`s for about 18 years now and I will tell you that AMD & INTEL both build good cpu`s with varrying degrees of strongpoints ,but having said that intel is much more picky with setup then most of the AMD`s I have used well not counting the older cpu gender.I like INTEL as far as performance (mhz) but I believe AMD has good performance for the price.AMD performs just as good as INTEL if the setup is right,INTEL seems to perform good on motherboards that are not intel based (imo) as AMD seems to perform good on just about any board other than SIS boards wich I have never considered a performance board,and I don`t even know if they still make chipsets anyway.AMD also doesn`t seem to be already pushed to the upper level of its ability as INTEL seems to always be squeezed to it`s max mhz already,this can be good or bad depends on what kind of lifespan you are wanting from your cpu.I personally don`t think as far as gaming in particular goes that the cpu you choose matters as much as your video card does,but with that respect also some setups with similar cpu and memory will just perform better than others.I am currently on duel core 7750BE non overclocked cpu,and I also happen to have 3 other duel core AMD cpu pcs and one duel core INTEL,and they all perform good but the ones that game the best are my AMD pc`s,but opening a large zip file seems to go very fast for the INTEL cpu.So as I still build much better pc`s for people than the ones I have,I don`t think I would ever suggest INTEL over AMD ,for the price I just don`t think you can beat AMD ,now if INTEL would come down off their price a little that might change,or if it was 10 years ago I might say that AMD was lacking some.But tomorrow is a different day.

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          @anonymous: haha look at this. it is fail, running at 2 cores :P

          http://cdn.technoreview.net/wp-content/uploads/201...

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          Im left in the middle but the new intels are way more effient than AMD. AMD 1055T was great at multitasking and video coding and my intel core i5 is better at gaming. Both have pro's and cons but for me I find intel wins the day but all depends on how you use your computer

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