Solved Need a cpu for gaming/surfing ?? Which one ?? Intel or AMD ?? Tags: CPUs Processors AMD Intel Last response: February 26, 2010 4:46 PM in CPUs Share shravankale 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. More about : cpu gaming surfing intel amd jimishtar a b à CPUs February 19, 2010 7:51:14 AM amd shravankale February 19, 2010 7:55:15 AM how abt: AMD Phenom II X2 550 OR Intel i3 Related resources First time Light Gaming/Surfing Rig - Forum First-time build: ~$1500 gaming/surfing PC - Forum Upgrade needed which one is better AMD or Intel ? - Forum Help on my budget gaming pc - Forum Intel vs Amd build? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution randomkid a b à CPUs 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... xaira a b à CPUs 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 shravankale February 26, 2010 4:46:56 PM Best answer selected by shravankale. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumCustom Rig Advice ForumI3 2120 gaming pc help needed !!! ForumNew PC build for Skyrim? Forum1000 dollar build doesnt seem right ForumAMD or Intel (and which one ) for media streaming HTPC/server hybrid ForumFirst PC (gaming build)= $300>$500 ForumWhich one for intel and which one for amd ForumWhich one is the Best Workstation in between AMD % Intel ? Forum£900 For General Use/Gaming PC ForumCostum Gaming PC ForumFirst gaming rig build ever, price range of 600 to 750. ForumPSU Help Forum[Solved] Help me ga,ers to get a gaming desltop!! Forum[Solved] Have old tower with Celeron. Need Hard Drive IDE ForumHelp me build a reliable gaming PC More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !