High end AMD vs low end INTEL (mainstream)

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?
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  1. Similar maybe, but the Core 2 Duo would be a bit more energy efficient.
  2. 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.
  3. 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)
  4. I'd take a Doo-Doo on a Pentium (For thermal paste/ And in comparison to Core and K8)
  5. 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.
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