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Differences between Intel & AMD (episode 3 million)

By paintballproam
Jul 17, 2005
  1. what is the difference between intel and amd? i can find like a 2.2 amd for more than a 3.6 intel. i know this sounds dumb but i wont learn if i dont ask.
     
  2. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,764

    AMD chips do more work per clock cycle than Intel chips. So a 2.2ghz AMD is comparable to a 3.0-3.8 Intel depending on the version of CPU.
    The main differences though is AMD are better at gaming and Intel is better an apps and business programs. And for the most part AMD chips and motherboards costs alot less than Intel.
     
  3. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,483

    also notable is the thermal differences. the pentium 4's and pentium d's create much more heat than thier amd counterparts, thus making them poor candidates for overclocking and forcing the user to take extra steps to ensure proper cooling. amd chips, be comparison, generally generate (much) less heat and have unlocked multipliers, making them great for overclockers.
     
  4. paintballproam

    paintballproam TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 33

    thanks guys
     
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