Okay i have a Amd athlon X2 64 5200 Im thinking about Upgrading Amd or Intel Which is better Ive already done Research and Most people suggest Amd above Intel Amd is cheap but good ive got myne now for 4 or 5 years if im right Its Kinda Wonderfull that there were such good Pc's back den in South africa(year 2006 or 2007) :icon_lol: But now well yes:S anyway So what do you guys think :?:
Well, I have been using Intel gear exclusively (other than IBM, HP, and DEC Unix gear) for 30+ years, and no problems as yet. My current workstation is a dual quad-core Intel motherboard and cpu setup that has been running non-stop for 4 years now. Video is an nVidia 8800GT w/ dual 24" Dell displays. I've had disc drives and RAID arrays die for various reasons, but the system itself has been dead-bang reliable.
I've heard a lot of good things about AMD gear, and I have used a lot of ATI graphics boards in the past. Frankly, I don't you can go far wrong with either AMD or Intel CPU's, but AMD gear is definitely lower cost so if you are very price sensitive it would be the better choice.
Intel is more about sheer performance, however this comes at a price. AMD are more about bang for buck, AMD will still do for daily computing tasks and gaming, so Intel is only really recommended by me if you want a £4000 gaming rig, but again it's down to needs, budget and preference. I'm typing this on my AMD Bulldozer 6-core system and it performs right up there with the higher-end systems IMO :-)
I have 2 systems that have AMD Athlon processors and are over 10 years old and have had no hardware problems (but has had viruses). My new system has an AMD Athlon II X4 645 quad-core processor and works fine. The main difference is ease of overclocking (which gamers do to speed up their games).
Best bet is check the motherboard for your purpose and they will dictate the type of processor.