When asked what the major processors are in America today one would likely state either Intel or AMD. Both processor companies comprise nearly 90 plus percent of the current market in the United States today. It is the intention of this article to actually attempt to compare the popular Intel processors with those of AMD. Since Intel has continually provided the industry lead for a processor with very general first-class overall performance it stands to reason that AMDAMD on the other hand has continually demonstrated its intentions towards maintaining a very competitive price to performance ratio which could potentially bring them in a vast sum of the processor market. In order to accomplish this amazing take control feat the AMD processors will need to competitively beat each of Intel’s competitions during a technical showdown. will clearly has their job cut out for them.
Although Intel has in the past generously offered a few lower priced options such as Core 2 Duo E4300 or the Celeron processor most of their offerings are of the nominal price range. Their philosophy is generally to concentrate upon the speed and power other then price. In contrast the AMD lineup continues to offer their best selling array of capable Athlon 64 X2’s ranging from models 3600+ all the way to the models 6000+. In addition, as part of their marketing process, AMD has been known to often sell multiple products under one performance based model number. Some of the processors features may actually vary slightly according to the particular model. These variations could be in the area of the clock frequency, the cache size or the memory/socket type.
As in the past AMD will more then likely continue to traditionally provide a fairly direct response in relationship to both cost and performance for most of the Core 2 members range. Usually one will note that the most effected differences usually appear at the high end where one finds the Athlon 64’s performance starts to take its toll. Keep in mind that the Athlon 64 X2 6000+ usually you will discover that these units sell at a substantial discount as opposed to the Core 2 Duo E6700.
AMD has been known to provide an occasional “best deal” offer on a randomly selected processor which would normally sell for a considerable more costly price tag in an effort to slice a bit off of Intel’s healthy profit levels. This is likely an intentional management practice and represents a major facet of AMD’s modern marketing strategy. The practice as found tends to toss out the window any beneficial actions being performed if one was to try and do a price versus performance based comparison.