Intel Core 2 Duo vs. AMD Athlon X2

United States
January 7, 2007 3:10pm CST
Which of these two processors are better. I have seen conflicting reports on which one people like. I am getting ready to buy a new desktop, because I want the new Windows Vista, but I think for best performance, I am going to need a dual core processor. What do you think?
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@Serjas (2328)
• India
25 Jan 07
i prefer AMD since i am using one.I use AMD because --comparatively cheap --high performance --high stabilty --greater support for gaming i recommned AMD FX 64 bit computing.It has many advantage over intel pentium 4 processors.but i heard that intel pentium duo core2 is much better than other precedures and a like performance with AMD i f you are going to buy a new computer either you go for AMD FX 64 or Pentium 4 Duo core 2. thank you!
@mike286 (86)
7 Jan 07
It all depends on what you want to use the PC for. As far as I can remember the Intel's are usually better at desktop tasks such as dvd authoring whereas the AMD's are usually better for gaming tho most games will only use one of the 2 cores.
@Jlowe110 (313)
• United States
7 Jan 07
Personally, I have a dual core in my custom computer. It makes mine go so fast. But then again, i've never tried the AMD Athlon X2.. But i';ve heard that Dual Core is the best available right now.