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I just wanted to know what is a significant difference between intel and and processors and if intel is in fact the better of the two.

asked Sep 16 '11 at 12:28

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closed Sep 16 '11 at 19:45

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The question has been closed for the following reason "Duplicate Question" by kevin Sep 16 '11 at 19:45

If you want the ultimate performance then Intel is the better choice. However AMD is usually better priced for the performance they give. i.e my 1090T BE costs about 150$ and it is on the same performance level as a core i7 for about 400$. But the newer core i7 and the extreme outperforms any AMD processor but the cost is high. A note should be added that because intel has released newer processors they have features like triple channel memory support which does not exist on AMD. But again that's only for maxed systems in which case you should go for intel anyways. AMD is soon releasing their Bulldozer CPUs, they promise great performance and above all low power consumption, but it doesn't seem like there's any real high end model, so I guess AMD is still stuck at the mid level range. The best place to use an AMD processor is in a low to mid level system. The new Llano Fusion CPUs are great for small systems, they combine a good CPU on the level of an i5 with a graphics card on the level of a 3750-4xxx series. it's a really good combo in machines like laptops and home PCs.

answered Sep 16 '11 at 13:04

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"If you want the ultimate performance then Intel is the better choice." Not true. AMD are higher GHz and offer bigger cache on their chips.

(Sep 16 '11 at 13:11) Jackster1337 Jackster1337's gravatar image

yes but the architecture is old and not as efficient as the current intel extremes. But if you want to go faster than the top AMD cpu you need an intel cpu at least 5x more expensive

(Sep 16 '11 at 13:18) Yarvaxea Yarvaxea's gravatar image

Like the 990X.

(Sep 16 '11 at 13:35) HerpDerp HerpDerp's gravatar image

yes exactly it's more powerful but it's also more expensive

(Sep 16 '11 at 14:08) Yarvaxea Yarvaxea's gravatar image

I'd like to point out if you're buying say, a laptop, if you go with the intel processor you are likely to get paired with the intel video (sucky) but if you go with an AMD processor you'll probably get Radeon video.

On a desktop this is less important because you can buy whatever video card you want.

answered Sep 16 '11 at 14:19

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the intel integrated video cards are worthless.. good point If you get a Llano CPU you can use the integrated video card in the cpu together with the graphics card installed but I don't know how effective it is

(Sep 16 '11 at 14:38) Yarvaxea Yarvaxea's gravatar image

So if I was getting a gaming laptop, I'd probably go AMD to get the better video, but if it was a gaming desktop, I'd be more open to either AMD or Intel depending on other factors.

(Sep 16 '11 at 14:48) Duodave Duodave's gravatar image

yes the Llano is better in most respects on a laptop, but still if you want a high end system go with intel

(Sep 16 '11 at 15:00) Yarvaxea Yarvaxea's gravatar image

Most people say Intel build quality is better but it's mainly just branding.

answered Sep 16 '11 at 14:41

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