Core 2 Quad or Phenom II? [closed]
I'm thinking about building a new machine. It would be used for video processing, development, etc. Not gaming. 4 cores seems like a reasonable solution for this. The question is whether to go with the AMD Phenom II or the Intel Core 2 Quad. The Core i7 is pricier than I want to go right now due mainly to the motherboard costs. The AMD and Intel chips seem to be similarly priced and benchmark similarly. Is there a compelling reason to go with one over the other?