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 YO_KID37 August 10, 2007 8:26:40 PM Similar maybe, but the Core 2 Duo would be a bit more energy efficient. 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. Related resources AMD VS Intel: looking for suggestions for a high end Strictly Video Editing Computer - Forum Low-end vs High-end MoBo - Forum High end vs low end graphics cards? - Forum High end motherboard vs low end - Forum Face off: Refurbished vs Brand New aka High end vs Low end - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer 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) 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) 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedRadeon HD 7950 Vs. TWO HD 7770 GHz Edition (1 High-End Vs 2 Low-End Crossfire) Forum SolvedHigh End 7950 vs. Low End 7970 Forum SolvedWhy AMD not releasing High end CPU like Intel ? Forum Motherboard+High End CPU vs Motherboard+Low End CPU+GPU for 500$. Forum SolvedHigh-end GTX 560 (2GB) vs Low-end GTX 660 (2GB) Forum SolvedGaming Amd/Intel High End Build $2000 Forum SolvedBest workstation card for 3 monitors (mainstream, not high-end) Forum Difference between high-end AMD A series and low-end FX series Forum SolvedAMD High-end to Intel High-end, worth it? Forum New high end amd system getting LOW FPS Forum Low end i5's vs High end i5's for gaming Forum High end air cooler vs Low end water cooling kit? Forum High end vs low end Forum Choosing a video card, low end sli/crossfire vs high end? Forum AMD Delays High-End Phenoms, Introduces Low Power Version Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !