AMD and Intel processor value investigated

Posted on Monday, Jun 02 2008 @ 07:20 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
The Tech Report takes a closer look at the processor market to find out which processors from AMD and Intel offer the most value.
In this look at the CPU market, we explore how value scales across two, three, and four cores, whether bargain prices make AMD's Phenoms attractive from a value perspective, and how Intel's blazing-fast dual-core CPUs like the Core 2 Duo E8400 fit into the picture. Our results span 20 processors, 18 different benchmarks, and some custom tests that take power efficiency and more complete system pricing into account. Keep reading to see where the best values lie in the CPU market.
You can check it out over here. The best value chip from AMD seems to be the Phenom X4 9850 while the Core 2 Quad Q6600 and Core 2 Quad Q9300 chips are Intel's best performers.


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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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