Core 2 Duo or Athlon 64 X2?

  spras 16:30 26 Aug 2007
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I am building a new system and am having a hard time selecting a processor. Last time I looked at AMD/Intel comparisons was when the Core 2's were released and they had a clear advantage. Now I'm not so sure. I've been looking at the AMD Athlon X2 64 6000+ £103 on Dabs.com, its price equivelent is the Core 2 E6550; the Athlon 6000+ actually seems better in the benchmarks as close as I can see (click here). What do you guys recommmend?

  setecio 17:55 26 Aug 2007

The Core 2 duo E6750 has been release recently with a price cut which brings it down to a similar price ... be careful you get the correct motherboard that can handle it. I'd vote for core 2 duo.

  spras 14:41 27 Aug 2007

any other opinions?

  brundle 15:19 27 Aug 2007

E6750, paid £116 for mine, beats the 6000+ in every meaningful benchmark.

  howard64 17:37 27 Aug 2007

I was persuaded to buy a core 2 duo for my latest setup but am a bit dissatisfied as I did not realise the speed of each core was so slow. It is fine when multitasking but for a single application it was like going back a few years. Go for the fastest core speed you can afford but I will go for AMD next time.

  woodchip 18:57 27 Aug 2007

Do you mean a AM2?????

  woodchip 18:59 27 Aug 2007
  Devil Fish 21:45 27 Aug 2007

gaming rig core 2 duo all the way

if its just general computing i dont think you will notice any real difference so a case of either or

  Devil Fish 21:45 27 Aug 2007

gaming rig core 2 duo all the way

if its just general computing i dont think you will notice any real difference so a case of either or

  citadel 23:17 27 Aug 2007

you can overclock a core 2 duo up to over 3g with a decent motherboard.

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