Intel vs. AMD processors?

Which type of processor is better, Intel or AMD, and why?


For instance, the Phenom II x6 series vs. the intel core i7 series processors

Also, does AMD have something similar to hyperthreading?

10 Answers

  • tamboy
    Lv 5
    9 years ago
    Best Answer

    intel have the fastest,but amd have the best bang for buck.

  • 3 years ago

    definite,intel processors are better than AMD processors in words of CPU performance,yet no longer integrated pics. of course,you could not study a Celeron with a Opteron,so merely study similar priced processors. AMD is likewise also a lot less potential effective than intel so the finished fee of ownerships interior the end could be an same or higher. in case you want a cheap laptop that saves potential and also you in user-friendly words browse the web etc,i recommend you construct a pc with a Celeron 847 Gigabyte mITX motherboard,2 GB DDR3 RAM,and a 120GB/60GB SSD. the suitable will be in case you employ a 24+4pin computer like potential grant because it truly is extra potential effective than a ordinary potential grant. in case you want horsepower notwithstanding,i recommend you get 2 Xeon E5-2620 6 middle and a Asus Z9PED16 motherboard.Oh and 32GB of both ECC and Registered RAM.A 750 W potential grant is sufficient. in case you want even extra get 2 Xeon E5-2650 8 Cores.

  • 9 years ago

    It will depend on your current needs. I have used both brand of processors and I'm satisfied with both of them.

    To be precise, the choice will depend on the following conditions:

    1. Budget

    2. Performance

    If you are someone who don't want to risk spending your hard-earned cash on something new, then stick with Intel. Be warned though that you are gonna spend a bit more because this is already a well established brand. But if you are the kind who would like to try and experiment or after something that is affordable and at the same time a bit above your expectations then go for AMD.

  • 9 years ago

    There is no real "best" for what? its very true Intel makes a great processor with plenty of extra architecture that give you more options. AMD...just "cuts to the chase" it does the job! and at a lesser price! And no..I have never seen an AMD "explode" yes I have burned out both Intel and AMD CPU's (there is no smoke or fire it simply gets too hot internally and the tiny trace leads simply melt) keep in mind the CPU's units of work are measured in NANOSECONDS!!

    In essences they both do the same thing...but it's like the Volkswagen and the Cadillac...they both get you there...but with the arrive in style!

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  • Person
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    That's a ludicrously broad question. Intel has the top-end performance crown, but you'll have to pay through the nose to get it. AMD is often better if you're on a limited budget, but it really depends on what you have to spend and what you want to do.

    Armany is a retard. Just about everything he said is completely wrong. The i7 whomps the Phenom II x4 line in gaming or anything else and goes well above 3ghz. Furthermore, his comparison based only on clock speeds shows that he's an utter imbecile. Armany, just stop posting if you don't know what the hell you're talking about.

  • 9 years ago

    Even though AMD Processors come cheaper and have more cores and Ghz the intel is better quality.

    The AMD processors get a lot hotter than the lintel processors. Therefore affecting its performance. the Intel processors stay cooler than the AMD processors so better performance.

    If you have an AMD processor and if your heatsink and cooling fan just stops working for some reason the AMD processor would catch on fire and explode if your computer fails to shutdown. The intel however would just be unresponsive but not explode.

    Also the intel i5 and up have a turbo boost for extra speed when your running a lot of processes so it wont slow down your computer.

  • 9 years ago

    There's no "Better" Processor, a lot of it is a matter of preference. I myself, prefer AMD, they're a little more reliable, in my opinion. But Intel has a lot more options on what you can choose from, Dual and Quad core, hyperthreading, all of the bells and whistles you see on gaming computers. It really depends on what you're using it for

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Depend on what you want to do. For gaming it is only AMD. they produce massive head and very noisy fans but it is much more powerful than intel. The fastest i7 quad gets is 3GHz however AMD give you 3.4 with quad core. my choice is AMD, Cheaper, more powerfull and suggested by most people I know.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Intel processors are very nice and heavy duty...

  • 9 years ago


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