When building a new PC, we have to take an important decision :
whether use an AMD or an Intel processor ?

Just like the war between Windows and Mac, the war between AMD and Intel is never ending. Yet both companies produces very nice quality of finely-wafered silicon that is the processor. Everyone wants the cheapest and the best processor that can fit their budget while building or upgrading their PC.

Previously, AMD offered very cheap Processors at the cost of their performance. These processors were very weak and could not handle any task that was a bit too heavy for them. On the other hand Intel provided the best processors for a bit higher price. That's why Intel had a reputation and no one even remembered AMD.

However, since the release of the Zen architecture in 2017 by AMD, things have changed. Now AMD offers very cost friendly chips with a very high power. These processors by AMD beats some of the processors of Intel in the lower-range.

At the entry-level, AMD offers the Athlon 3000GE at only 40$ with an iGPU and Intel offers its Pentium G series processors. Both have equal competition at the lower and higher range. Such as Ryzen 3, 5, 7 and 9 have competitors from Intel such as Intel core i3, i5, i7 and i9.

Currently, AMD is the King of processors with the Ryzen 9 3950X as the most powerful processor. It have a whopping 16 physical cores and 32 threads. Intel have the Core i9 9900K which comes with 8 physical cores and 16 threads. While Intel beats AMD in terms of clock speed as i9 9900K have a clock speed of 5Ghz and AMD slightly lower at 4.7Ghz.

Both have a tight competition in terms of CPU power. In terms of Value for Money, AMD offers a much higher value as compared to Intel especially in its 3rd Generation of processors and In terms of Clock speed, Intel is winner as it provide a much higher clock speed.

When it comes to buying a PC, we have to check individual numbers and the power of the processors of that specific price point. Now the better option is depended on the person who chooses the processor as everyone need a PC for a specific purpose such as Video Editing, Gaming or even simply typing on word.

Next time, we'll see the history of AMD and how they grew from the edge of bankruptcy to the leading company selling processors.

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