AMD Athlon64 X2 vs. Intel Pentium D Presler

Not sure we agree with Hardcoreware.net's contention that "the playing field is level" now that AMD and Intel both offer dual-core processors, but if you want to see how the Athlon 64 X2 stacks up against a Pentium D, they've got some benchmarks for you to chew on. When you're done though, make sure to check out our Athlon 64 FX-60 and Pentium Extreme Edition 955 articles as well.

"Deciding between an Athlon64 and a Pentium 4 used to be a generally tough decision. AMD was easily faster in games, but the Pentium 4 was always backed by superior platforms (Intel's own chipsets), better multitasking performance thanks to HyperThreading, and generally better audio and video encoding performance. Now that the playing field is even with both products supporting dual cores on a single CPU, it will be interesting to see how they compare. Today we're looking at a couple mid-to-high range and a couple high end CPU's from both Intel and AMD to see how they compare, in our first AMD vs. Intel Dual Core Battle."

 

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