AMD vs. Intel Relative Speed Info Req'd. 3 replies

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#1 10 years ago


can anyone tell me which of the following two CPUs is likely to be the fastest - I've tried looking at various sites, but can't seem to find both on any one list. 1) AMD Athlon 64 x2 Dualcore 2.40Ghz 2) Intel Pentium Dualcore E2200 2.2 GHz

I'm in the process of replacing the CPU/Motherboard in my mother's computer, and would like to know if one of these CPUs is appreciably faster than the other.

Thanks for any advice anyone can offer.


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#2 10 years ago

Which AMD cpu are you referring to?

Assuming you mean the X2 4600+, then they are nearly the same performance-wise. I think the Intel is just slightly faster. At stock speed, the Intel runs cooler too.

As far as your Mother is concerned, she likely wouldn't notice the difference between the two. They are both fast and multi-task well.

...this probably would make no difference either, but:

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If you overclock them both, the Intel wins in a landslide.

I currently have an AMD X2 4400+ and an Intel E2180, which are both just a hair slower than the ones (I presume) you're considering, but essentially the same CPU's. With both overclocked, my 2180 absolutely destroys my 4400. It's not even close.


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#3 10 years ago

What does this PC get used for?

If its just the basics like web browser, email, ect.. then you might want to consider one of AMD's 45W chips. You can get the Athlon X2 4850e (2.5Ghz) for around $80.


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#4 10 years ago

It would be better to compare the e2200 to the amd 5000+ BE since the price range is around the same. It would be better to get the dual core 5000+ as more software is being utilized for it. Also it has more L1 cache.