Hello I'm just a newbie. I just want to ask something because next week I'm going to buy a new tower and I am getting troubled in deciding what processor to buy. what is the difference of core 2 quad, i5 & i7? and is it true that AMD processor get heat faster than Intel processor? I want a 24/7 PC and what processor must I choose Intel or AMD?
@Flamingggerbil & loneninja: Which is better? AMD or Intel???? I'm planning to buy AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE 3.4ghz 4x512kb 8mb Quad-Core because this is much cheaper than Intel. My worry is that i heard few years ago that AMD is prone to overheating???
AMD's processors don't overheat. Both companies make good processors.
AMD is usually better for price for performance while intel is faster core per core.
What are you planning to do with the computer? If it's just light work, AMD is the way to go.
but now both giants knows how to keep a cpu cool......
imo go for a i7...
Classic video, too bad it's way out dated hard ware, and some people still argue modern Athlons will over heat and die with a heatsink because of this video.
Currently, Intel holds the performance crown, and their processors are faster clock for clock and core for core. However when you look at price, AMD is very competitive with many of their products and actually offer better performance/dollar at many price points. The I5/I7 perform better than Phenom II X4, but you can't get an I7 for $140 while you can get a Phenom II X4. Personally I find the I5-750 to offer great performance/dollar, it's better than most AMD processors at stock, and overclocked can easily beat the Phenom II X4 and rival the Phenom II X6.
I personally have a Phenom II X4 940, reason I have it is I got my cpu/motherboard/ram all for about $280 early 09 while an I7 alone would have cost $290. I really miss getting 4Gb of ram for $45.