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i'm planning on building a new computer shortly and was looking at different processors. At first i was thinking about the amd athlon 64 x2, but a friend of mine said that the i should go with the core 2 duo. which is better and why? i'm not sure which i should go for.

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What do you plan to do with the computer is more important. Is it going to be a gaming PC, or will be used for design & development.
Intel's Core 2 Duo is far more better than AMD's high-end Athlo.

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i plan on using it mostly for gaming. i will be doing some school work on it as well.

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WebDave has it right. Core2Duo is far better for gaming.

Certain AMD levels are better at internal memory access than Intel, but the benchmarks consistently favour Intel IMHO.

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I have a core2, a P4HT and an AMDX2

In my experience the P4HT is margibnally better for some things than the AMDX2 but for others the AMDX2 beats it by a large margin

In terms of Core2 vs X2 i would say the Core2 is the best. For everything ive thrown at it the Core2 wins.

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Any thoughts on the AMD Athlon™ II 630 Quad-Core Processor...? I am trying to get a cheap machine that will record multitrack audio with a minimum amount of lag... Should also be able to handle video editing. And no, this machine will NEVER connect to the Virusweb (aka the Internet)...!

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