AMD or Intel, a comparison b
If you are thinking of buying a new PC or building your own from scratch, you will have to decide between the two makes of processor or CPU which are available, AMD or Intel. The CPU is the brain of a PC and processes lots of
AMD is an acronym of Advanced Micro Devices and is an American company incorporated in 1969 and has been making microprocessors since 1975 and Intel Corporation, commonly known as Intel, is also an American company that was founded in 1968. Both companies were founded by people who had left Fairchild Semiconductors.
It is a bit like the Ford versus Vauxhall debate in the car world, and comes down to a matter of preference, but there are other things to consider such as performance and budget.
If you are building your own PC, performance will be a great consideration especially if you are going to be building a high-performance or Gaming PC. On the other hand, you are still going to want a fairly decent performing CPU if you are buying a ready-made PC or are on a budget for your self build PC. Obviously, you are going to want the best performing CPU that you can afford so you will need to compare performance levels with prices.
Modern CPUs have multicore technology and the more cores that there are, the greater the performance. The Intel i9-9920x and the AMD Ryzen 9 3900x for example, both have 12 cores and 24 threads offering similar performance yet the AMD is significantly cheaper than the Intel CPU.
Then there is quality to consider, most computer components come with a three-year warranty, which in my opinion is a good sign that they are well made and to the highest standards and are unlikely to fail. I have an AMD Phenom 2, 1100T, six-core CPU in my PC that is eight years old and is still going strong.
I had a PC in the past that had an Intel Pentium 4 processor that also stood the test of time and went on for many years after I had given the PC away, but I also have had a shop brought PC with an Intel Celeron CPU that did not last well. This is just my experience, you may have had better or worse experiences with either make of CPU.
You will have to follow that same brand on other components, for example, if you buy an Intel CPU you will have to have an Intel motherboard with a compatible socket in order for your CPU to fit, and the same goes for AMD so you need to think carefully which one that you are going to buy.
In conclusion, both brands go back to the same roots and offer similar performance and as for aesthetics, once your CPU is installed in your PC you are never going to be able to see it, you may want to put a fancy sticker on your PC case detailing your CPU, normally found in the box.
So, in my opinion, there is no real difference in AMD or Intel CPUs, it is just a matter of preference which brand that you buy and what is available to you at the time. You may now better, so if you want, you may leave your comment in the box below.