Linux Hardware checked out the performance of AMD's and Intel's high-end processors in Gentoo Linux. They compared the AMD Athlon 64 FX-57, AMD Athlon 64 4800+, AMD Athlon 64 4000+, Intel Pentium Extreme Edition 840, Intel Pentium D 840 and the Intel Pentium 4 670.
With all of the different processors available today from both AMD and Intel, it can be a tough decision to choose even a high-end CPU from the choices available. After all, with both single-core and dual-core CPUs available today, what constitutes the top processor may be different for the gamer versus the software developer. That's where this article comes in. We aim to show you where three of the top processors from both Intel and AMD line-up and hopefully help show you some clear results on who has the top processors. After we check out performance, we'll take a look at cost and some other factors and come up with some conclusions.