Performance: Phenom X3 8750 Versus Core 2 Duo E6550
According to the prices specified by AMD, the Phenom X3 8750 costs approximately the same as the Core 2 Duo E6550 from their competitor Intel.
The X3 8750 is approximately 3.2% slower than the Core 2 Duo E6550 over the benchmark course. The third processor core means that the Phenom X3 is able to get close to the speed of the Core 2 Duo when running multicore applications. It is clearly inferior when running dual core applications.
The smallest Intel quad core processor, the Core 2 Quad Q6600, costs approximately 45 euros (26.4%) more than the fastest Phenom X3 and is approximately 14.6% faster.