Intel vs AMD: Which Would Zombot Use for Brains?

While Judgement Day came and went on August 29, 1997 and there was no uprising of the machines, that doesn't mean that it might not still happen. If it's not just sentient computers that we're worried about, there could always be a zombie apocalypse. While I feel fairly well armed to deal with zombies after watching Zombieland, Shaun of the Dead and playing lots of Dead Rising, I'm not sure what I would do in a Zombot Apocalypse.

Thankfully, it seems that Zombots might not know what to do either – at least not without consulting our latest CPU benchmarks.

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Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • ravicai
    Quantum processor of course.
  • pbrigido
    Judging from the look on Zombat's face, I would say he is trying to use both at the same time.
  • omnimodis78
    Oh here we go, yet another marketing ploy. Yes we know, Intel is the best... hooray for Intel, can't wait to view more Intel benchmarks on my iPad (sarcasm)
  • dark_lord69
    If he is going to steel it or if he's a rich zombot then I would say the Intel Core i7 980X if he isn't rich then I'd go with the 955 Black and overclock if I was him.
  • enzo matrix
    What is the point of this article?
  • kingnoobe
    That depends on what the zombots are going for. They trying to be like the orginal dawn of the dead zombies slow and weak. Which would be AMD. Or they going for more of the new dawn of the dead fast and strong. They would want intel then.
  • sliem
    Judgement day is in 2012.
  • captaincharisma
    if going for a brain you would think people would go for quality and not a cheap one so Intel would be the safe bet
  • chickenhoagie
    this is a bit of a dumb article butttt i think i'll agree with avicai on the quantom processor:)
  • jdamon113
    yea we know intel is King.
    but Amd is flying ahead in chip sets.
    I like intel but the new i-5 with video on chip. NO THANKS.
    32nm without video. Than it will be good.