By now you should be familiar with the new CPU models that AMD has released; if not you should read Josh’s article right now.  ExtremeTech chose different processors to compare the new models against including some relatively similarly priced Intel CPUs.  If you are on the fence about spending the extra money for a Core i3 or i5 system or saving some cash going with AMD, this is a great reference article for you.

“On Monday, AMD launched six new processors in its Athlon II and Phenom II lines, intended as speed upgrades to some of its existing chips. Combined with recently lowering the prices on other CPUs across the full spectrum of its offerings, AMD has cemented itself even more as the budget choice for system buyers and builders. No, you may not get the top-of-the-line performance you will with Intel’s highest-ranking chips, such as the Core i7- 980X, but you also won’t be shelling out up to $1,000 for just the CPU. (All of AMD’s consumer CPUs are available for under $300.”

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