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    CPU opinions

    Have been hearing a lot lately that AMD is falling behind with their CPU's.

    I was under the impression that they were neck and neck with Intel.

    What gives?
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    Re: CPU opinions

    I think Intel has been ahead for a while now (see for example Updated CPU Charts 2008: AMD Versus Intel : Introduction - Review Tom's Hardware), but that's mostly important for hard-core gamers who want the absolute best at any price. For more "ordinary" purposes, you can get a very good processor at a decent price from either producer.

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    Re: CPU opinions

    >a lot lately

    Sources? Such as this at EE Times? Etc.

    Guess as with everything else it depends on what one compares with, and how one compares. For some time Intel has been delivering some CPUs with larger cache sizes compared to AMD; then they can be at different stages in their development (65, 45, 32-nm technology etc.). Generally AMD has been cheaper but still very good, but Intel has had a large user base making it harder for AMD to compete. But both have had good CPUs for, as Hans said, "ordinary" purposes. 2006 AMD moved to a new platform and is moving to DDR3 memory, higher bus speeds etc.

    A slightly old comparison March 23, 2007: Intel vs. AMD: Today's generation compared. Intel is best on performance-price and performance-power (measured in watts), in that comparison.

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