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Need a cpu for gaming/surfing ?? Which one ?? Intel or AMD ??

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February 19, 2010 7:21:58 AM

I'm looking for some good 2 core processors, i have the following on my mind:

1)AMD Phenom II X2 550 @3.1 Ghz
2)Intel Core2Duo E7500

There is hardly any cost difference, so which is a better processor in terms of performance. My uses are moderate gaming/movies/surfing.

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February 19, 2010 7:51:14 AM

amd
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February 19, 2010 7:55:15 AM

how abt:

AMD Phenom II X2 550 OR Intel i3
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February 19, 2010 1:11:06 PM

See for yourself. The X2 550BE outperforms the E74500 in 3 out of 4 games in the benchmark.
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/default.aspx?p=97&p2=87&...
But even if its deadmatch, I will recommend the X2 550BE due to its potential to unlock 2 more cores if you pair it with the right motherboard. If you get lucky & unlocked it to X4 then E7500 is no match at all.
The fight is going to be something like this:
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/default.aspx?p=88&p2=87&...

The unlocked X2 550BE will even beat i3 in gaming:
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/default.aspx?p=88&p2=118...
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February 19, 2010 2:32:11 PM

in the 2 you choose, the amd is the smarter choice, but the i3 530 is killin em both
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February 26, 2010 4:46:56 PM

Best answer selected by shravankale.
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