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

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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  1. amd
  2. how abt:

    AMD Phenom II X2 550 OR Intel i3
  3. Best answer
    See for yourself. The X2 550BE outperforms the E74500 in 3 out of 4 games in the benchmark.
    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:

    The unlocked X2 550BE will even beat i3 in gaming:
  4. in the 2 you choose, the amd is the smarter choice, but the i3 530 is killin em both
  5. Best answer selected by shravankale.
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