I've been building Towers for years and have favored AMD since the old K6 chips.
I have not built a PC in about two years so I've fallen a little behind.
Here's my dilemma: I'm building a budget gaming PC for my wife and I'm seeing chips from both with similar specs and Intel is looking cheaper. It used to be the other way around years ago lol.
In terms of price to performance how does everyone feel about either one?
if you are going with low end chips for a low-end budget build, get the AMD Regor 455 triple core. its about the most you will get for $75. you can find it on newegg.com personally though, i would highly recommend a Phenom IIx4 for any gaming, as its the best chip for the money on amd, or an i5, as this is intel's best bang for buck right now.
to the OP, either chip will have minimal/negligable benefits depending on which bench you provide...so its a coin flip and your personal preference.
For low end gaming though, either the triple core from amd, or an fx model with integrated graphics would suit you best.