Intel and AMD make processors that have the same class, more or less like car manufacturers. AMD is cheaper than Intel, even though Intel has a larger market share. The fastest thing to judge a processor is its clock speed. This can be explained simply from operations that can be handled per second (a unit known as Hertz, ata Hz).

               For details, 3.0 Ghz can handle 3 billion operations per second. Of course, speed is not the only specification. Onboard cache and socket type are other defining factors. The onboard cache size varies between 512KB and 1MB. 1MB is usually more expensive but the performance is better.

               The type of socket determines which motherboard can be used. Usually the socket name includes the number of pins the processor has clearly, socket 939 has 939 pins.

               There was a time when one gigaherzt (1 GHZ) processor was inconceivable. Of course, now is an old item. The most important part now is to realize that a processor distinguished between 2.0 and 4.0 GHz speed increases to be less important.

               The difference in performance between high-end processors is the brand, and low-end processor, this is not much different anymore. At the same time, the price factor also increased very sharply with high end processors worth around 200 to 300 dollars more. You don’t need to have to buy the fastest processor. It’s better to look for a motherboard with the latest specifications. You don’t need the fastest processor to have fun with your computer.

               Intel Corporation

               Is a multinational company based in the US and is well known for the design and production of microprocessors and specializes in integrated circuits. Intel also makes network cards, motherboard chipsets, components, and other devices. Intel has advanced research projects in all aspects of semiconductor production, including MEMS.

Intel changed its logo and slogan on January 1, 2006. The old slogan “Intel inside” was replaced with “Intel Leap ahead”.


The difference between Intel and AMD, both Intel and AMD use a different view of the processor, namely from the architecture of the processor itself. In this case, nothing can be said to be superior or not. AMD integrates the memory controller into its processor, so that the data path between the processor and the chipset is shorter. Intel did not integrate this memory controller into its processor (although now that view has been changed with the presence of Core i7 / Nehalem codename) and is more focused on embedding internal memory on the processor. Both Intel and AMD have their respective advantages. For AMD, embedding a memory controller that is often referred to as HyperTransport into the processor makes the data transfer rate faster (because data does not have to wait from main memory), but makes the internal memory on the processor become small. For Intel, the integration of a large processor’s internal memory (obtained from implanting a large number of transistors) makes it mighty in terms of multi-threading applications because it relates to the main function of the processor’s internal memory itself (as a temporary storage of data to be processed by the processor), but less powered in the price range. I, as the author, admit, Intel’s technology is one level above AMD’s. Therefore, users must pay more funds for an Intel processor.

               Frequency and Chipset
               The difference between Intel and AMD, I combine these two things because they are related to one another. But before that, one thing I want to emphasize, do not match the frequency of AMD and Intel.For example, AMD Sempron 3000+ 1.8GHz processor with Intel Pentium 4 1.8GHz does not mean that it has the same speed, it was emphasized from the start, because AMD integrates HyperTransport into its processor, so the data transfer process becomes faster. (Just look at AMD and Intel products on the market).
               If you are observant in looking at the market, AMD products almost rarely have a frequency greater than 3GHz (both socket 754 and 939/940 (AM2). AMD with 1.8GHz speed, actually its performance is the same as Intel 2.2GHz (There is no exact calculation formula for this, but the reality is so.) For Intel's small frequency, this is not a big obstacle for Intel.
With a lot of experience as a good chipset manufacturer on the Intel motherboard platform, the R&D (research and development) for Intel chipsets is growing rapidly (since the days of Intel rapidly, especially in terms of overclocking socket 478, there are many motherboards with Intel chipsets on the market, starting from series 845 to 975X). While AMD has only integrated it from the AMD 600 series chipsets used for AM2 sockets.
               Therefore, do not be surprised if the Intel processor can be increased to reach 4GHz clock speed more just by using air cooling and even stock cooling, while AMD is boyo to be forced to run at 4GHz even though using dice / phase cooling.
               Onboard graphics
               For this point, I prefer to directly give champions to the AMD platform. Because AMD motherboards use a lot of chipsets with integrated graphics from nVidia and ATi Radeon which are already very adequate in terms of graphics, inversely proportional to Intel.Prior to the merger between AMD and ATi, several motherboard manufacturers used the nVidia chipset on AMD motherboards (besides AMD chipsets themselves), while on Intel motherboards this also existed, but most were limited to SLI-capable chipsets (nForce 590, nForce 680 ).
This is due to indirect competition between Intel and nVidia.


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