AMD vs Intel

By wiscountryboy ยท 47 replies
Jul 11, 2007
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  1. hey guys ive read a ton about the core 2 duo kickin amd ***....but i was shopping and it seems that all the core 2 duos are so much more expensive for the realatively same ghz i was wondering what were 2 relatively similar cpus in the performance category....

    i am looking right now at the amd 5000 x2 just to give u guys a cpu that i would like 2 have...

  2. w0lf

    w0lf TS Rookie

    I'm running a Core 2 duo 2.4 G, and an Amd 4800 x2, and I have to say both are awesome systems. Yes, when reading performance reviews on the net, the Core 2 does seem to perform better, but here in South Africa my Intel cpu is almost twice the price of the Amd. So, I think if you're looking for the best performance-to-price ratio, then probably go for the Amd.
  3. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +422

    Google up some benchmarks. Mhz/Ghz has always been a pretty worthless comparison for 2 different chips running on different technologies. So in other words you can't compare a 2.4Ghz Core2Duo to a 3.0Ghz Pentium D and expect the Pentium D to win. Similar applies comparing Intel to AMD.

    Maybe somebody will do the research for you and post a comparable performing C2D to that x2, but your best bet is googling yourself.
  4. kpo6969

    kpo6969 TS Maniac Posts: 710

  5. k.jacko

    k.jacko TS Rookie Posts: 493

    I've always worked on (and actually tested) for comparability, the E6300 core2duo and the AMD 5000+. Both are about the same price and compare in performance too.
    BUT, i'd choose the E6300 cos you can overclock it to hell and back. Put it in a Gigabyte DS3 mobo and you could get up to 3GHz with a stock cooler (if you're lucky). You'll definitely get 3GHz, with an AMC and decent ram though.
    THERE is the difference in quality.
  6. wiscountryboy

    wiscountryboy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 60

    alright thanks guys....i had heard that anything intel had to offer was crap inside a given price range...but now im all cleared up...
  7. ChrisLam

    ChrisLam TS Rookie Posts: 82

    Intel also uses less energy for its Core2Duo chips and they run at a lower temperature so you can overclock them more.
  8. mancURmission

    mancURmission TS Rookie

    Don't forget we are on the brink of the new 1333 FSB range, so current price of core 2's will drop, its all good!
  9. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,388

    Yes, the Core 2 Quad Q6600 is supposed to go down to only $266 after the QX6850 is released.
  10. ChrisLam

    ChrisLam TS Rookie Posts: 82

    $266 only? wow. How much does it cost now? about $450?
  11. mancURmission

    mancURmission TS Rookie

    That will make the quad a more appealing chip, but still not for the gamer, not enough multi threaded software available, good for the multi tasker.
  12. Barney_Calhoun

    Barney_Calhoun TS Rookie Posts: 22

    Stupid question, Wheres the poll?

  13. hamas123

    hamas123 TS Maniac Posts: 482

    If there's a 2.0 ghz intel core 2 duo and an AMD Phenom 2.0 ghz which one will be faster ?
  14. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,388

    Core 2 Duo. But why resurrect this thread...?
  15. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,036   +2,558

  16. BorisandBailey

    BorisandBailey TS Enthusiast Posts: 154

    I like the AMD processors I've put into all the computers I've built.
  17. ikalinin

    ikalinin TS Rookie

    I also prefer AMD.. its less expensive, and i bet just as comparable as Intel. so AMD +1 :)
  18. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    Holy thread resurrection, Batman!

    But seriously, try to look at the date of the last post in the thread before posting in it.
  19. spikester48661

    spikester48661 TS Enthusiast Posts: 101

    AMD for the $$$ is my way to go.
  20. ralphedison

    ralphedison TS Rookie

    Last 6 years AMD disappointed me. So for now Intel for me is the only way to go, well at least for now.
  21. stefanm

    stefanm TS Rookie

    Amd is better than intel, for gamers like me -;-
  22. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    In my professional opinion, Intel makes superior products. AMD wouldn't even be around if it wasn't for Intel. AMD started out as, and is still, the cheap knockoff alternative to real Intel hardware.
  23. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,486   +45

    That's not necesarily true zep, here's a did you know for noob comments. Intels architecture in their newest line of cpu's was done by who first, ooohhhhhh AMD.
  24. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +422

    And the Pentium 3-4 got smoked by similarly priced AMD processors (Athlon and up) several years ago. It wasn't until the Core series that Intel took the lead again.
  25. strategic

    strategic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,020

    wiscountryboy has probably purchased another new system since this thread was started:haha: but I still say Intel is better (at least for what I use my system for).

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