Pros It's the Fastest for $200 Less
Cons The Fact That it's 7 Score is in Part to an Intel Chip Not Yet Available
Summary CNET states: "Sounds like a good deal, but wait to see what Intel's next-gen Core 2 Duo chips have to offer when they debut later this year." How dumb. And then, when that chip comes out, they'll be saying... "wait until AMD's new chip comes out later this year..." CNET should know it never ends - one is always trying to outdo the other - and CNET shouldn't have given this a 7 in part because of some chip Intel is going to announce several months from now. In that case, why not rate it a 4 since if you wait until 2008 this chip will really look slow then. It's the fastest, right now - today, for $200 less than Intel's current fastest. That's where the comparison should have ended. When Intel's chip comes out, do us all a favor and compare it to what is real and what we can really buy at the time, not sometime later in 2007.
Pros Super Buy, 2000 MHZ Front Side Bus,AMD LiveCapable + So Much More
Cons It's not the processor they are releasing soon
Summary Your Best Intel Desktop has a front side bus speed of 1066 MHz, an AMD Turion (laptop processor)not even dual core can hit 1700 MHz. The 64 X2 Athlon is 2000 MHz.
FSB and Amount of Cache Memory is what is all about. I am a Firedog LEAD PC Technician I have been working with computers since DOS V5.2.
Intel cannot stand up to AMD in any category.
What's worse is you pay more for an inferior product when you buy an Intel. AMD is not just for gamers, it is for anyone that plans on using a computer without it constantly freezing up. It was AMD that challenged Microsoft to become 64 bit which will be 100 times better than the standard we are used to. Who wants worse graphics slower speeds less multitasking capabilities and too pay more for it? If you answered yes too these questions go Intel. Next year AMD will be introducing quad core Chips with the Graphics in the middle of the four processors thereby eliminating any lag in what will be the ultimate gaming seen ever. Intel still can't improve on the P4 other than putting two of them together and giving it a slight bus speed increase and literally re stickering the products. What I mean by that is what was known as Intel Pentium D. Was nothing more than 2 Pentium 4 cores on one chip. Intel sent out Reps to the stores that peeled off the stickers that said Pentium D and put on stickers that said Pentium VIIV, when that marketing ploy didn't work. The same people pulled those stickers and put on stickers that said Core 2 Duo. The Processor never changed because the computer never changed.
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Pros I compared regular AMD to Intel and its far better
Cons AMD gives better performance and it's cheaper
Summary I heard many people recommending Intel but when I personally used AMD and compare it to Intel i found out that it's much better than the expensive Intel processors. Faster and better overall performance. BEST of all IT'S MUCH CHEAPER.
Pros I have an AMD athlon 64 x2 Dual core processor. Will it be beneficial for a Gaming PC ? If it's possible then please recommend me a supporting Mother board & AMD Graphics Card for it.
Cons I have an AMD athlon 64 x2 Dual core processor. Will it be beneficial for a Gaming PC ? If it's possible then please recommend me a supporting Mother board & AMD Graphics Card for it.
Summary I have an AMD athlon 64 x2 Dual core processor. Will it be beneficial for a Gaming PC ? If it's possible then please recommend me a supporting Mother board & AMD Graphics Card for it.
Pros better than intel's pentium d
Cons not better than intel core 2 duo
Summary For about $600 I got 5000+ CPU, 2 GB RAM, 400 GB HD, and Vista Home premium computer.
Very good CPU, yet it is nothing against the Core 2 Duo series. However, prices are very low now, and the black edition (unlocked multiplier, or something like that) is only about $10 more. Good deal on thie CPU.