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From what I've seen so far no dual core can match Intel's dual core, their quad cores can't even match up with some of Intel's dual cores, and their 6 cores can't even match up with an i7 920, and the 920 is 3 years old. Why are AMD's so weak compared to Intel?
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oy vey



their architecture
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Architecture and the amount, speed and overall quality of the processor cache.
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AMD targets a difirent stratagy, 85% of the intel performance at 1/2 the cost.

If you want to save, oh 200-400 on a build and don't mind losing a few percent in benchmarks, AMD is a clear winner
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hang on OP. u will need this.

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oy vey



their architecture

This.....


AMD doesn't have as good of an architecture as Intel right now, they seem to give you more cores for less so that you get better multithreaded performance from them while loosing single threaded performace to Intel.

Intel has the performance crown. AMD has the price crown. It's all about trying to capture market share. Intel dominates the high end game, where as AMD focuses on the low to mid-range products because they can't keep up with Intel developmentally. Intel has more money, and can research and produce newer products faster so it seems. So AMD has been behind for a couple/few years now.
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LOLWUT
the quad cores not matching dual cores thing was when you were comparing Phenom x4 to Intel Core 2 Duo; but then again, you're comparing a 2.2Ghz 65nm quad core to a 3Ghz 45nm dual core... what gives!?
Seriously, a lot of people are unfair and biased against AMD in a way that makes me shake my fist and want to step on top of a soap box.
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I got the awnser !!

check here
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Here we go again..
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I honestly do not notice the difference that much... I can live w/o 15-20% less power while buying an AMD cpu. But I can't live with a big hole in my pocket.

For me speed difference is not noticeable that much, but the price difference its very noticeable for me.

Edit: Only reason I went AMD is because first week the 1055T launched I got the cpu and the motherboard for like 230 AR.

Back then Core i7 920 was like 250+ motherboard was like 160+ and I had to buy 6gb of ram instead of 4gb so it was more expensive for ram aswell.

Maybe my math is wrong, but you get the point.
Edited by Sodalink - 3/10/11 at 6:17pm
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