The Intel vs AMD face-off is as fierce as any technology rivalry and poses the first question you’ll need to ask yourself before building a desktop PC or purchasing a laptop. Let’s dive into the video,
Intel stands for “Integrated Electronics”. Intel Corporation is an American multinational corporation and technology company headquartered in Santa Clara, California, in Silicon Valley. It was invented by Robert Noyce. It is the developer of the first x86 processor -Intel 8086
If we talk on a scale of 1-10, Intel processors come at a scale of 4-10. These processors have good CPU performance and almost all Intel processors come with iGPU. This processor also clocks higher than AMD processors, at the cost of higher power consumption and battery life. Thus, for short workloads and single-core boosts especially in laptops, newer Intel-powered laptops can be used when battery life is not a concern. If we talk about Desktop, and you want to change processor, motherboard, or socket’s compatibility, then Intel has fewer options available for that in comparison to AMD processor due to frequent motherboard and chipset changes.
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)
AMD stands for Advanced Micro Devices. It is an American multinational semiconductor company based in Santa Clara, California. It was invented by Jerry Sanders, Jack Gifford, John Carey. It started supplying x86 processors as a second source manufacturer and became competitor with Am386.
On a scale of 1-10, AMD processors come at 5-10. It is cheaper than Intel Processors at a similar range.These processors are efficient compared to the current generation Core series. AMD APUs are also a good option for their good iGPU performance and comparable CPU performance to the Core I series. Laptops powered with Ryzen processors often clock lower and less aggressively compared to Intel-powered laptops, they often run cooler and longer on battery, thus for laptops, when higher iGPU performance and longer battery life are preferred, Ryzen powered laptops can be used.Although, when building a new Desktop PC, older FX series CPUs A-series APUs should be avoided for their higher power consumption and heat output.
Just make sure the specs adhere to your requirements, as there’s no point buying a juggernaut chip if you only want to browse the web and watch Netflix. And don’t make the processor the most important consideration when purchasing a laptop, as there are plenty of other important factors to take into account.