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Intel vs AMD

Updated on August 23, 2017

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

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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 4 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 5 years ago

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

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      anonymous 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 years ago

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

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      TwistedWiseman 5 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 5 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 5 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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      anonymous 5 years ago

      INTEL is not that good as AMD

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      depends...If you need a cpu for gaming it is AMD and for anything else is Intel

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      Edutopia 5 years ago

      I don't have brand loyalty to either AMD or Intel. I'll buy from either company and it comes down to whichever company offers the best price/performance ratio in the price range that I want to buy my chip at. For a while that was Pentiums and then it was Athlons and now it is the Intel i5.

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      waldenthreenet 5 years ago

      Appreciating your topic. I know both companies well. Hope AMD can compete with Intel with some great new products ! Congrads on being on Squidoo Top 100 List. Am going for next level 54. See you soon again. OOPs ! Just got a new idea for a lense. Thanks.

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      JohnMichael2 5 years ago

      AMD just AMD

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: via is the worst chipset avoid taking it is a horor

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: ahaha look at this no fail d it all power http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nKQ5uDA8TM ahah

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      i like the two of them

      +AMD is good because it has backwards compatibility

      +intel does not

      +intel is better in multitasking

      +amd is not

      +amd = x64

      +intel = x86

      +amd cheap

      +intel reasonable

      +intel is made before amd

      +AMD graphics good and cheap

      +intel graphics sucks

      +intel ready to go

      +amd best for oc use

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      What about Via?????

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @Obscure_Treasures: wut? lens

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      Obscure_Treasures 5 years ago

      Intel vs AMD really sounds interesting. I prefer Intel though. Great lens

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Intel may have better processors but a decent Intel CPU is much more expensive than an AMD one!

      Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition - 3.4GHz Quad for $130

      Intel Core i5-2400 - 3.1GHz (Turbo Boost 3.4GHz) Quad for $190

      $60 more dollars for almost the same thing?

      If you have lots of money to spend, Intel is great.

      But I still think AMD beats Intel as cost is a major component of processors.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      intel better, AMD Best

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      a phenom processor is better than i5/i7

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      amd fanboys will shut their mouth now because of the epic fail amd bulldozer

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      WTF.. intel is the best FTW.. amd is faill. their 8core Bulldozer FX-8150 smashed and defeated by a quad core i5/i7 sandy bridge.. and price is sucks its expensive than 2500k but performance sucks...

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      DonD LM 6 years ago

      I have been using intel for years ad i have no problem with it, im happy using intel as my CPU. Great info and lens

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      ebestcomputer  6 years ago

      I am a fan of both AMD and Intel, we shall see if Sandy Bridge E or da Bulldozer take the crown.

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      booknow 6 years ago

      Nice lens. Thumbs up! :-)

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      mavens 6 years ago

      I choose Intel FTW

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      PocketfulofParis 6 years ago

      intel

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      for a gamer an AMD CPU would be better , also an ATI grapgics card

      Intel ALWAYS charges more for the same performance n also Nvidia

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      nic amd

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      AMD - Better gaming and video experience

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I like my Laptop which is AMD, but my Desktop is Intel, which I use more than my Laptop!

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      sayeen lm 6 years ago

      nice lens...i would go for inter anytime...

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      gatorsquid 6 years ago

      nice lens!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Great content, I can't wait to see your other lenses.

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      Mosoma 6 years ago

      Very informative. Nice lens.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I've always used Intel, and wanted to know why someone would pick AMD anymore. After all, AMD has lost market share, and some sites such as http://www.cpubenchmark.net show AMD getting blown away by Intel in the high-end CPU range. Combing the web has given me mostly just the obvious answers - AMD costs less and works fine for most computing. More than a decade ago, AMD was either ahead or very close to Intel, but they seem to have fallen behind. The irony is that Intel has gotten ideas for features in their recent processors from AMD. For example, the QuickPath Interconnect in the Core i7 is similar to AMD's preceding HyperTransport bus.

      I do like ATI videocards, and was saddened when AMD bought ATI... ATI is a leader, but not AMD- anymore.

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      TIRMassageStone1 6 years ago

      I've never used AMD, so I cannot say which is better.

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      steven71 6 years ago

      AMD is better than INTEL. AMD brands on the contrary are less efficient when it comes to power consumption, not as fast as Intel in performance speed, tend to be low priced in most cases and are better for multimedia and gaming owing to their faster clocking.

      http://www.techyv.com/article/intel-vs-amd-process...

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      Abenton 6 years ago

      Both have there benefits I guess. But thanks for the read, it was really informative. On my budget laptops: http://www.squidoo.com/getting-the-hottest-new-lap... I can use both aswell..

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      @anonymous: Never mind, I thought I posted on the wrong comment, but no :D

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      @anonymous: Never mind, I thought I posted on the wrong comment, but no :D

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      @anonymous: Excuse me, I accidentally posted on the wrong place :P I love Intel :D

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      @anonymous: Have fun with your AMD Processor while it lasts, because it won't last very long. Unlocked, Overclocked at Quad Core? Not really going to run a marathon there, that Processor.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Really, if you put AMD's top CPU (Phenom II hex-Core) against Intel's (i7 Quad-Core), you come out with The i7 on top, even if just by a little. However, if you consider the budget/economic CPU's of Intel vs. AMD, you find that AMD provides more bang for the buck. If you think Cheap-And-Good, go for AMD. If you want Costy-But-Exceptional, take a look at the new Core Series, 2nd Generation(Core 2 Duo, i3, i5, and i7).

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      @anonymous: I hope you're kidding. AMD isn't bad by any means, but none of their processors are the best at anything really, they just cost less.

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      markets 6 years ago

      This is like nVidia vs. ATI... there will always be fans of both sides. If you don't mind the cost, Intel is the way to go.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I have only owned Intel processors, but I did build a PC for my friend that was an AMD. His still runs while mine crapped the bed.....however I DID use an Nvidia GPU in mine so maybe it conflicted with the Intel board/chip? but it did run smoother than the ATI card that I upgraded from, but this could have just been from the fact it was a 1GB compared to the 256MB ATI. Also, his case had a much better cooling system

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      simplycyber 6 years ago

      I use both of them. And i think both of them have their advantages and weakness. Nice lens!

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      dfrye1 6 years ago

      Both are great processors. It is a matter of preference.

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      pingky 6 years ago

      Very useful. It actually doesn't matter which one to choose

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I's easy ladys and Gents, for the best results on you PC. All depending on what you nee your PC to do but if you want Gaming and great performance from your PC is doing the BIGGEST NO NO...LOL Combining BOTH WORLDS!!! INTEL CPU AMD motherboard and a AMD Video card LMAO! thats how you say F!@#$ I got the best PC ever!!!

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      forexoval 6 years ago

      +More Pricing Processor AMD and Intel CPUs April 2011

      http://devicegadget.com/hardware/pricing-processor...

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      OrganicMom247 6 years ago

      Nice lens. I prefer AMD.

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      aansystone lm 6 years ago

      awesome discussion, i don't know why but some how its embedded in my mind that intel is better than amd and the poll result shows that its amd.

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      Wedding Mom 6 years ago

      Great lens. Very useful. It actually doesn't matter which one to choose, if your satisfied with what you have right now, better stick to it.

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      pcgamehardware 6 years ago

      Nice work, great information and resources, Thanks.

      A Like, A Share and A Blessing by Big Joe.