Which processor brand is the best, i hear that amd has better value for the dollar but overheat and don't last as long. Then i hear that intels last longer and are worth money as well as being smarter. What do you think?
Answer by HHBones · Jun 25, 2010 at 03:56 PM
Intel has speed changing depending on how many cores are used, and hyper-threading. AMD is a bit behind on tech. However, AMD chips are faster, and more stable, as all processors are 'true' dual- or quad-cores. Also, Intel uses a variety of sockets at any given time (right now, 1156LGA and 1136LGA), while AMD works on 1 and is backwards compatible (AM3 is current, but works with AM2+ and some AM2 chips). However, you cannot install an AM3 chip on an AM2+ socket. I personally prefer AMD because I don't have to get a new motherboard every time I get a new processor. Also, AMD tends to not last as long, as they are cheaper and therefore slightly more popular with overclockers who burn out their chips at an astounding rate.