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[1] OK I've done a bit of research into the Intel vs AMD debate and many people have said that AMD is for games, while Intel is for pros using photoshop, premiere etc. Now, the thing is I use photoshop and other similar programs MORE than I play games, but I am in no way shape or form a professional, ie I will not be doing this for the rest of my life, knowing that what is would be better for me?

[2] Is there some kind of amd to intel conversion chart so I know exactly how fast the amd cpu is running compared to intel because these amd speeds confuse an intel noob like myself

thanks for helping
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The Intel:AMD ratio is 9:6, so (unrealistically) a 9ghz intel would equal a 6ghz AMD. More realistiacally, a 2ghz AMD would equal a 3ghz Intel.

And AMD will run those programs fine. Just if you have multiple big applications open (like Photoshop, Flash, etc.), Intel may run them a little better. But AMD is still fine for doing that.
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Thanks for that

Another noob question: what is up with all the 3400+ 3000+ stuff? or is that just how amd named thier cpus?

also- how much faster does amd run games than intel?
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Ok for ur first question id say if u use photoshop and other programs like that more than wat u play games go for the intel, doesnt matter whether ur gonna do it for the rest of ur life or not. Just so u know AMD is better for gaming than intel.

For ur second question im not sure if there is a conversion chart to convert the CPU speeds from AMD to intel speed. hope my answer for ur question helps with ur decision.
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Thanks for that

Another noob question: what is up with all the 3400+ 3000+ stuff? or is that just how amd named thier cpus?

also- how much faster does amd run games than intel?
That's just how they named them.

And I don't think there is any incredible difference between AMD and Intel, but it is supposedly somewhat noticeable.
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Well I just wanna know how big the gap between intel and amd is in terms of gaming if it goes something like this:

intel guy- looolz i can play oblivion at 45 fps **** loolz
amd guy- **** j00 suxors i can play it at 47 fps im teh haxor

then I'll just op for intel but if theres a real difference [15+%] then I'll look into amd

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Well, I don't really know how much better it is because I've never actually used AMD. Although my next PC indeed will be AMD.
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MD equates there speed to Intels.
Ie a 2000MHz CPU is rated to excede an 3200MHz Intel so the 3200+ is there method.
AMD are aprox 1.6:1 to Intel
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by The Duke
MD equates there speed to Intels.
Ie a 2000MHz CPU is rated to excede an 3200MHz Intel so the 3200+ is there method.
AMD are aprox 1.6:1 to Intel
Really? I always thought it was 9:6, which = 1.5:1...

That's just what I thought I remember reading before...
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Because the AMD processors can perform more iterations per clock speed the AMDs are better than the Intels at gaming but with the intels and video design the better clock speed is better than the iterations performed
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