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why intel are way more expencive than amd? what is going to stop me from paying just 160 pounds for 6 core amd 6mb cache instead of intel i7 950 quad core 8mb cache 200 pounds
    
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Performance?

More cores isn't always indicative of better performance.

Also 1366 isn't the best choice right now if you're concerned about price vs performance, check out the second gen core i5 series called Sandy Bridge.
    
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because intel knows thier quad core is going perform better than an amd chip regardless of how many cores it has.
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Intel has a faster microarchitecture. This is the way how the chip handles data and processes it. AMD seems to be going for more cores rather than a faster architecture, and a cheaper product overall. Go for Intel if you can spend the cash. If you're on a budget, an AMD chip is highly recommended.
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I have had AMD and had good luck With them ( there not horrible) IMO intell is the way to go for the best performance and reliabilty-They are (IN MY OPINION)the best choice for high end enthusiest as well as main stream applications!
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i5 is 2 cores.how can it be better than quad. i thought more cores equals more performance
    
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There are two variants of the i5, a hyperthreaded dual core, and a true quad core. And more cores does not always equal more performance.
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post #8 of 11
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i5 is 2 cores.how can it be better than quad. i thought more cores equals more performance

The 2500K is a quad core
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post #9 of 11
clock for clock intel is superior... the architecture is different, intel has ht which can increase it's efficiency with multi-threaded applications up to 30%.

Intel overclocks better (comparing the current gen chips).
Even with 2 less physical cores... intel will usually out preform it's thuban counterpart in most categories.

if your on a budget go amd ...

if not there really isn't any reason not to go intel... (maybe bulldozer will keep things more interesting, i hope so)
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post #10 of 11
It is hard to recommend anything AMD over a 2500K but you could grab a Phenom II x6 and a motherboard for less than a 950 and x58 board and save some money for other things...

I would suggest going with sandy bridge at the moment.
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