are to the computer Silicon Chip and Central Processing Unit (often abbreviated to CPU or Processor) industry what BMW
and Mercedes Benz
) respectively are to the Automotive industry. They are the prestige, industry-leading mass market/luxury brands of their sector.
As with MB
in its sector, Intel
is the slightly more expensive of the two paired brands, favored by older consumers and those with more conservative instincts, with typically lower levels of in-depth technical knowledge and general interest in technology that their AMD
-oriented counterparts and a willingness to pay a little extra for the nebulous, intangible, subjective notion of slight brand superiority.AMD
, like BMW
in its own industry sector, tends to attract a younger, trendier, more outgoing and open-minded type of customer who also tends to be more value-for-money oriented in his/her purchases and typically exhibits a greater degree of technical knowledge and level of interest in the technical aspects than their Intel-favoring counterparts.
Just as their BMW
counterparts tend to do in the Automotive sector, AMD
oriented consumers amuse themselves in the knowledge that, particularly at the very high-end of the performance scale of CPUs AMD
chips and processors often outperform their Intel equivalents but still come with a less expensive price tag.AMD Athlon
is the top tier AMD
CPU model series consisting of various differentiated categories from old single core processing core CPUs to those with 2 (X2
), 3 (X3
), 4 (X4
), 6 (X6
) and (due soon) 8 (X8
) processing cores installed on a single CPU Die. there are also older single core Athlon
Intel's top tier of CPUs are branded Core i3
, Core i5
and Core i7
, with each series consisting of a range of 2 core, 2 and 4 core and 2, 4 and 6 core processors respectively. Intel's Core CPU
Range also includes single core Core Solo
, dual core Core 2 Duo
and 4 core Core 2 Quad
This forum is not perfectly suited to delve more deeply into the comparative performance dynamics of so many different types of processors in the extensive ranges of each brand as that would be too broad topic for the constratints of space and the remit of the technicians that devote their time to helping people identify a wider range of options, in the quest to solve a specific problem
they have experienced with one or other of the various pieces of technology around their homes or workplaces, than they might otherwise be able to up with on their own.
Your question, even if probably asked with a view to your possible consideration of upgrade issues, will almost inevitably require some further research on your part. My purpose here has hopefully been to give this research you will need to conduct a textured foundation that should help you to arrive, perhaps more quickly than might otherwise have been the case, at informed decisions about your best way forward.
Obviously there are books that would cover this topic in detail but If your preference is for an online information source, then I would recommend that you consider the following websites which should provide you with extensive information on these two industry-leading CPU manufacturers and their product ranges, to enable you to make an informed choice when considering either a CPU upgrade to a current computer or the CPU specifications/performance ratio of a considered future computer purchase:https://kb.wisc.edu/showroom/page.php?id=4927
www.intel.com (navigate to: Intel Products