High end AMD vs low end INTEL (mainstream) Tags: CPUs Core Intel AMD Last response: August 10, 2007 10:23 PM in CPUs Share jramler August 10, 2007 7:06:14 PM Is a top of the line amd turion 64 x2 tl-60 faster than a low end intel core 2 duo 5450? i know the new intel chips are better, but how do the top end amd ones compare to the lower end intel core 2 duos? More about : high end amd low end intel mainstream | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove YO_KID37 August 10, 2007 8:26:40 PM Similar maybe, but the Core 2 Duo would be a bit more energy efficient. | Report abuse YO_KID37 August 10, 2007 8:38:37 PM The Core 2 Duo T5420 is @ 1.66 Ghz The Turion64 x2 TL-60 is @ 2.00 Ghz Similar Performance Intel would be Cooler / Energy Efficient / Longer Battery life So it's your choice, They both performance wise are almost the similar. | Report abuse dobby August 10, 2007 9:16:20 PM i would piss on a turion64 if it was on fire.(when in comparrison with the C2D) a turion is really a modded A64X2 and considering the turion has a 012% increased clock speed but is at leats 025% slower when clock are alike (go figure) | Report abuse YO_KID37 August 10, 2007 9:36:47 PM I'd take a Doo-Doo on a Pentium (For thermal paste/ And in comparison to Core and K8) | Report abuse the_vorlon August 10, 2007 10:23:55 PM This is not quite perfect, but as a rule of thumb, The Core2 based designs run, clock for clock, about 25% faster than the x2 based AMD designs. 1.66 x 1.25 => 2.075 versus 2.0, s over all , pretty close. The AMD chip is cheaper, so IF you can turn the savings into more Ram, better HD, better video, etc the AMD may be a better deal, but raw cpu speed is pretty close. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>CPUs>High end AMD vs low end INTEL (mainstream)> Related ressources: ForumLow/Mid/High End ***Gaming System Buyers Guide*** 08/26/2006 Forumhigh end amd vs low end intel ForumNew low-end quad-core Q8xxx CPUs from Intel ForumBestConfigs - High-End AMD Gaming PC ForumIntel leaving low-end chipset business? ForumAMD Says Customers Demand Low-End Power-Efficient AMD Phenom Chips ForumIntel 's Low End ForumIntel VS AMD - Don't expect falling prices on higher end processors ForumNehalem: The End Of Mainstream Overclocking?! ForumHigh-End personal Workstation Guidance ForumBestConfigs - High-End Workstation ForumAMD Delays High-End Phenoms, Introduces Low Power Version ForumAny point in buying a high end CPU? ForumBestConfigs - High-End Intel Gaming PC ForumWhat do you think, is it high end ? ForumBest Cpu cooler for ~40 ForumIntel 6550, 6750, 6850 CPU on Intel 975xbx2 ForumAMD wants us to breakfree ForumCPU Temp 42c/107f too high? Forumcheap price on Intel e6850 More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !