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Me and my friend are having a small argument between AMD and Intel processors. And we're just wondering would an AMD Phenom II X4/X3 would work better than an Intel. ...
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    [SOLVED] Small debate on Processors


    Me and my friend are having a small argument between AMD and Intel processors. And we're just wondering would an AMD Phenom II X4/X3 would work better than an Intel. I'm thinking they would work about the same.

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    You should be able to benchmark them yourself to see how they perform, or you can find countless benchmarks performed by others posted all over the web. Of course, benchmarks don't always reveal the whole story, but users have never agreed on the actual usage part of it, so I doubt seriously that you'll settle your debate here. The Intel vs AMD debate will likely continue on as long as both companies continue producing CPUs.

    Good luck with it, though.
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    I figured that was gonna be the type of response I got but in the end I'm just gonna assume they work about the same. Plus to benchmark them myself i would need one of each and I currently dont own one of each I use AMD though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dethklok02895 View Post
    to benchmark them myself i would need one of each and I currently dont own one of each
    In that case, check the benchmarks already posted by others. You shouldn't have any trouble finding them with any of the popular search engines. Again though, benchmarks don't always tell the entire story.
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    Also, you might want to define what "better" means.
    cheaper?
    less power consumption?
    etc

    And while you are at it, define "an intel"


    There are plenty of cpu benchmarks out there to provide you with information.
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    I hope I'm not opening a can of worms here, but am I wrong to say that AMD provides same or even better performance' processeors than Intel at the same buck range when compare(?)

    *ran for cover.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PrinceSharma View Post
    I hope I'm not opening a can of worms here, but am I wrong to say that AMD provides same or even better performance' processeors than Intel at the same buck range when compare(?)

    *ran for cover.
    I would say that used to be true, now-a-days I'm not so sure as Intel really upped it's game with the core 2 quads and i5's. I'm basing that purely on the non-quantitative data of how things feel in use.
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    Toms hardware guide has a good comparison chart for performance, but it doesn't take into account the cost factor. It seems that top chip to top chip Intel is a better performer, but dollar for dollar, AMD performes best.
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    Am I wrong to assume that the only time you would actually
    experience a difference in performance is when the CPUs are highly
    stressed? In day to day usage, some other factor than the processor
    will be the limiting factor in the enjoyment of your computer. In gaming,
    the video card will be a better indicator of performance. For a server it
    might be network bandwidth or hard drive space or the amount of
    memory installed. You really need to compare one whole machine,
    its usage and OS to another machine.

    Guys used to try to debate muscle cars the same way, but it's
    not just engine vs engine. One CPU may excel at one type of task
    and another win the race at another task. One may be an "all around"
    good performer while another is way out front on some particular
    specialized usage.

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