AMD vs Intel for Gaming with respect to Power, Price & Performance

Last Updated on July 25, 2022

Choosing a processor can be a tough decision as it’s a bit hard to figure out the performance margin among processors.

In this post, we provide an overview of the two major players in the processor market and their latest offerings.

Yes! I’m talking about the most popular rivels for quite a long time now, AMD and Intel.

Their rivalry goes all the way for more than 40 years and they still give each other a hard time whenever they launch a new and powerful product.

Although there is no clear winner in terms of performance, the new product is always more powerful than the previous one.

Both dominate the industry and have their pros and Cons and it is entirely up to users which processor suits them best.

But to help our readers to better understand these two companies, we are posting a quick comparison between AMD and Intel, in regards to Power, Price, and Performance.

Check also: How to Set & Overclock AMD GPU to High-Performance Mode

AMD and Intel Comparison

Power

When it comes to power consumption there is no doubt Intel is a clear winner. Intel consumes a lot less power than AMD so if you are planning to buy a laptop, go with an intel based processor.

Intel-powered laptops provide a longer battery life than any AMD processor can offer.

Below is the chart comparing Power Consumption among the popular Intel and AMD processors:

Source: https://www.hardwarezone.com.sg/feature-amd-ryzen-9-3900x-review-ryzen-7-3700x-intel-core-i9-9900k-gaming-cpu-performance-specs-features/temperature-power-consumption-28

Price

Price is always a primary purchasing factor and affects the overall budget, especially, when building a custom PC.

If we are tight on budget then we might want to opt for AMD processors as they are relatively cheaper.

Intel offers Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, Core i9, and Cascade Lake-X families while AMD has its Ryzen 3, Ryzen 5, Ryzen 7, Ryzen 9, and Threadripper lines.

The prices increase as you choose a more powerful processor.

Like, AMD Ryzen 5 3600X costs about $249 while it is equivalent to Intel Core i5-9600K costs $308. So it is clear that Intel processors are more costly than AMD.

If we generalize these price ranges on a scale of 1 to 10 then Intel processors’ prices lie between 4 to 10 while AMD processors cost about 2 to 8.

Performance

If the question was asked a decade before to choose a processor based on performance then we could have simply chosen Intel.

But now the winds have changed and AMD is crushing the competition with its newly launched AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3995WX it has completely dominated Intel.

We do not say this Intel might not make a comeback so we just have to wait for it. But at the moment AMD is rocking the competition so it is entirely up to users to choose their CPU according to their own preferences.

Well, that said if you still need to clear your mind about which CPU should you choose then watch the video below. This will surely help you to decide on the correct CPU for your PC.

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