At the heart of your pursuit for a new or upgraded PC beats an important decision: Go with an AMD or Intel CPU? Like MacOS versus Windows or Borderlands versus Destiny, the AMD vs. Intel rivalry is one of the greatest debates for PC enthusiasts.
Yet one of these two purveyors of finely-wafered silicon will deliver the intellectual horsepower behind your PC. Which CPU is right for you? We dig into the details to find out.
With cost serving as a major factor in building, upgrading, or purchasing a PC, choosing the right CPU often comes down to finding the one that offers the best bang for your buck.
In the past, AMD CPUs offered lower prices paired with lower performance. That’s not the case with its latest generation of CPUs. While AMD still represents great value for the money, it does have several costly options that are even more powerful than the Intel alternative in some cases.
At the very low-end of the scale, AMD and Intel chips cost between $40 and $60 for a couple of cores and energy-efficient clock speeds. At the top of the scale, however, both camps have amazingly capable $500 chips.