Originally Posted by ownage
You can't think of a processor as heat alone. You need to see how much work it can do relative to the power that it consumes. Thus you have performance to watt ratio. And Core 2 Duos by far have the best performance to watt ratio right now. Athlon 64 X2s are up next.
I have heard this as well...but...now I NEED HELP!! lol ...im picking a cpu out for a friend and the max hes spending is 185 on a cpu...so tell me...what is better...
1) High Performance, low power consumption, cool-running Intel c2d 6420 @ 2.13ghz but for a massive price tag of $186
2) A Great performance, high power consumption, hotter-running AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+
Help me decide!! I was in the bleepingcomputer forum and i've been hearing good things about amd, but i knew that there was great stuff about intel as well, and i found that here, so i wanna know what you all think!!!
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