The AMD Phenom II simply cannot compete with the per-clock performance of Intel’s Sandy Bridge-based offerings.
Both processors come equipped with four cores. So, no matter how well-threaded the individual applications are, Intel's most recent mainstream architecture proves to be more effective than the highest frequencies achievable by AMD's last-generation design.
- Profiting From A Pricier Processor
- CPU And Cooler
- Motherboard And Memory
- Graphics Card And Hard Drive
- Case, Power Supply, And Optical Drive
- Assembly And Overclocking
- Test System Configuration And Benchmarks
- Benchmark Results: Crysis And Just Cause 2
- Benchmark Results: F1 2010 And Metro 2033
- Benchmark Results: Audio And Video
- Benchmark Results: Productivity
- Benchmark Results: Synthetics
- Power Consumption And Temperatures
- Can Core i5-2400 Justify Its Higher Cost?