Hi, I'm trying to find parts for a new build, keeping it relatively cheap. I'm looking at processors from newegg and wondering: is there really a big difference between these two processors? The Core 2 Duo is $70 more than the Athlon...is it really worth it?
The Intel Core 2 Duo is an overall faster processor than the AMD X2. If your going for performance, it would be the one to get. The AMD is a good consideration in price/performance if you're on a budget.
The only real difference is that the 5200+ is a bit faster, all other specs are the same. I really don't know why it's $3 cheaper.