I'm personally getting tired of all the salesmen that come up in your face trying to sell you an amd processor, when their other pc at 100$ more, with an intel cpu, clearly is the same in terms of performance because ghz and cache is the same, i just want some guidelines to figure it out for myself : )
i know you can calculate processor performance by multiplying ipc with hz, but i dont know where to look for ipc numbers..
You can't look at the spec of processors of two different companys. There are so many other differences in architecture and efficiency. Basically if you have the money go with intel at the moment as they are faster and more power efficient.