AMD vs Intel: Which Chipmaker Does Processors Better?

Now that we've had some time to stew on it following the soft launch of Coffee Lake on October 5, let's talk AMD vs Intel.

The two chipmakers have been going head-to-head for a few months now -- ever since Ryzen dropped back in March if we're being honest -- but is there a clear winner? That's what we've set off to explore in this article.

You see, if the motherboard is a PC's skeleton, the CPU or processor is the brains of the operation. And, in a world where two companies dominate the brain sales market, it's important to know which one is doing it better, so that you can decide for yourself who to buy from.

If you've been scrupulously following AMD and Intel this year, you should know that they're both doing drastically different things with their processors. Intel has kept its focus on higher clock speeds and lower core counts while AMD has doubled down on what it knows by integrating insane numbers of cores in its processors at acceptable frequencies.

Naturally, this has put AMD on track to be the favorite for video game streamers and self-proclaimed 'mega-taskers.' Intel, on the other hand, is doing its best to appeal to gamers and content creators with one-tracked minds, those who don't need a million windows open on their computers at once.

It isn't far-fetched to say AMD and Intel can cater to different audiences side-by-side with some overlap in between. If you're not quite sure where you fit in yet, read on to the next slide for an always up to date look at the AMD vs Intel dynamic.

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