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Core 2 Quad or Phenom II? [closed]

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?

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Guest [Entry]

I would take a look at all the linked articles here. That's quite a recent review of some of the higher end chips.
Guest [Entry]

"I'm what you might call an Intel fanboy nowadays.

The Intel chips perform a bit better and the prices are low enough now that there's not much difference compared to AMD.

The main reason however that I prefer Intel is that I've been bitten by bad chipsets in the past when using AMD cpus."