Originally Posted by sepheroth003
I am pretty much stuck on intel. Use to hate intel and loved AMD ever since my K6-2 400 was faster than my P3 450. Plus the company just seems better maintained. See lots of firings at intel. But even though Ive been an AMD fanboy this whole time the C2D changed everything. Intel is finally giving a far suprior product at lower or the same price. So I can't deny that intel is doign exactly what AMD was doing the whole time. That and the delays with R600 and barcelona are just depressing me. I see nothing but bad stuff happening with AMD right now.
I wouldnt think 128mb that onboard takes up would matter with 2gb but its not gunna cost more than $40 mroe to get a dedicated card, Ill do it just to please all of you lol.
The E4300 isn't *that* much better than the X2 3600+. Here are some benchmarks:
On most applications the difference between the X2 3600+ and the E4300 is around 10%-12% (some exceptions, most notably Excel). However, the X2 3600+ is $45 cheaper, which is a solid argument.
If you compare equal prices CPUs, you are looking at the X2 4600+, which stock-to-stock beats the E4300 in most benchmarks (exceptions: Excel, and some close calls in multimedia stuff)