AMD and Intel are two companies that produce products that do the same thing. There are differences in size, connectors, and performance; but in the end an AMD computer can do the same as an Intel computer.
Programs are a list of instructions. When a program runs, it tells the Processor the list of instructions it needs done, and the processor does it. Intel created a chip with a set of instructions that programs could call, these original instructions are all that is needed for any software to run.
Some years later AMD came out with a chip that could run the same instructions, using the same instruction calls. This makes the two chips compatable, which means both chips will run the same software. (Mac on the otherhand started with a different chip that was not compatable, and needed completely different software.)
As time goes on, newer chips have more instructions and run things faster, but they are still backwards compatable and have the original instruction calls.
Which is better for laptop? Depends on what you will use laptop for, and how much you will spend.
AMD chips are typically cheaper, and until recently, had better power consumption then Intel chips.
· 8 years ago