Ahh, the age old question – AMD or Intel? While PC Enthusiasts often argue over which one being better, people who are not familiar with them often are just plain confused over which brand being better. While I was never once confused on which processor I should get, it’s not uncommon to come by people who are confused over the same matter.
Through the years the confusion has never cease to propagate itself and one of the most misleading information I have ever come by would be something in the lines of the following :-
AMD processors are HOT and UNSTABLE, get Intel processors as they’re not HOT and STABLE.
As an experienced PC Hardware enthusiast, I can tell you whole heartedly without a shadow of doubt that the above is totally UNTRUE. I’ve handled many processors from both AMD and Intel, all of them served me well and with absolute stability.
In the early days when AMD processors were hot, Intel processors weren’t that far off in terms of heat either. And despite being hot, none of them were unstable.
Sometimes it’s actually laughable when you think about these Myth-mongers. They have always claimed that AMD is hotter than Intel, little did they realize that just a short while back Intel’s Pentium range of processors were much hotter than their AMD counter-part.
Recently I came by someone who expressed the following ……
I heard that AMD processor have the advantages of better graphic but INTEL is well organize and advise by most of the sales man..
I’m headache about this. Can anyone tell me which is actually better?
I don’t blame him for asking questions on AMD vs Intel, at least he’s got the guts to seek the truth. It’s clear that there are still people going around preaching something they know nuts about. I think those guys don’t realize that for the past nearly a decade or so there’s this thing called Graphic Accelerators, also known as Graphic Cards.
I can’t think of what other thing else they could’ve meant by graphic. And the part about Intel being well-organized – in what way? And AMD is not organized? Baseless information at best. Clearly it was a ploy to get someone to buy Intel processor from them.
Frankly speaking, there’s just no way one can tell whether a computer is using an Intel processor and an AMD processor. If you were given 2 PCs placed side-by-side for you to guess which one’s on AMD processor and which one’s on Intel processor – you are almost guaranteed to resort to wild guesses.
Perhaps at this point you’re wondering about my PC Buying Guide, why Intel on some cases and AMD on others? Simple! If you were to compare processors at a similar price point, one processor will surely be better than the other but usually not by far. My choice would be based on the processor that provides best value for money.
After reading this article, I do hope that you have a more clearer picture on both AMD and Intel processors – knowing that choosing any of them will never be a wrong move. 😀