Choosing a processor can be hectic work as your whole build depends upon it. Well in the market there are tons of manufactures available, but we are going to talk about the most popular rivels of all the time 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. 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. Today we will compare these beasts based on Power, Price, and Performance.
When it comes to power consumption there is no doubt Intel is a clear winner. Intel consumes a lot less power than the AMD so if you are planning to buy a laptop, go with an intel based processor. This will ensure a longer battery life than any AMD processor can offer. When it comes to desktops power consumption is not an area to be worried so you can choose AMD processors as they are relatively cheaper, which we will discuss next. Just make sure you choose an optimal power supply and provide all the juice to the processor and you will be good to go.
Well, everything changes when we get a price tag. We decide whether to buy this product or choose another. If we 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.
Why do we spend money on upgrading the processors? Is it just for showoff or does it actually have a significant effect on performance? To answer these questions we would say there is no specific answer. It is because these two manufacturers are constantly upgrading and making more and more powerful processors. If this 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 and 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 the correct CPU for your PC.