I am trying to decide between 2 different systems whose only main differences are their processors. One has a AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Processor. The other has Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 Processor and is priced at £100 more than the AMD system.
Is the intel system really worth spending an extra £100 on. I hear that Core Duo chip is good and it is winning most of the best buy spots, but will the AMD do just as good a job?
As you say, Totally-braindead, the article seems to put the AMD chip in a similiar league as the E6600, which is no bad thing. So that should make the AMD chip better value than the Intel E6400, right? Or am I wrong!
Thanks for all your input guys but I am still undecided.
As dave says, there is only £12 difference between the 2 chips, with the Intel actually being the cheaper option. This makes the £100 price difference even more puzzling.
There must be something missing here. There must me something more to the Intl chip. Is the Intel really that much better than the AMD to justify the price, or is it just Intels good reputation at the moment that they feel they can charge this price?
the 6600 version Intel chip would be as good, if not better than the AMD chip, but the 6400 version only has half the cache of the 6600, and in my view the Amd chip is definitely the better for the money.