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Sorry if this has been asked before, but I see how much cheaper AMD is compared to intel, and I was wondering, what is the actual difference?

Don't just say name brand because there has to be a superior processor. Reason I am asking is because I plan on building my first PC very soon.
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Well AMD currently has better performance per dollar in some categories, but Intel has the fastest processors right now.

The question of AMD vs Intel is more of how much you want to spend on your system and what you are going to do with it.
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AMD is 85% of Intel but at half the cost.

Ive heard/read that many times.

If you'll be mostly gaming go AMD, if you'll be doing other things like editing videos go Intel.
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Gaming and movies, and lots of multi tasking.
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It all comes down to the dollar amount of your budget, and what exactly you do with your PC, like gaming %80 or decoding vid %80.

What's the answer to those questions?
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Depends on the price point you are looking at.
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Originally Posted by Bruhdoski View Post
Gaming and movies, and lots of multi tasking.
You'll probably be better off going with an AMD CPU if you are on a budget so you can spend more on your GPU as that'll effect gaming more.

Multi-tasking doesn't really mean a whole lot once you have a Quad or Hexa core CPU and you've overclocked it to 4Ghz.
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Originally Posted by 2thAche View Post
It all comes down to the dollar amount of your budget, and what exactly you do with your PC, like gaming %80 or decoding vid %80.

What's the answer to those questions?
I will not be editing videos.
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Originally Posted by mastical View Post
AMD is 85% of Intel but at half the cost.

Ive heard/read that many times.

If you'll be mostly gaming go AMD, if you'll be doing other things like editing videos go Intel.
No, no, no. AMD is at the same price and getting destroyed everywhere but sub $150 cpus. Granted intel mobos cost a bit more but they really don't compare. If you want an AMD cpu wait for bulldozer as right now they are the wrong choice.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/203?vs=288

If you are planning on getting a high end video card setup(I'm talking $250+ video cards, otherwise it doesn't really matter) you will want to go intel if you don't want bottlenecking in games that only utilize 2-3 threads.(which is lots.)
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If ur spending 1k$ go Intel, get an i5 2500k and 570 and be set for a couple years
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