Now that about a year has passed since AMD let its Ryzen CPUs into the wild, and as it prepares for the launch of their Ryzen 2 line, Intel and AMD have been battling for CPU supremacy. But, in the wake of this competition, the battle of AMD vs Intel has left many wondering if there is a clear winner? That’s what we aim to uncover here.
Primarily, the best processors are the brain of your computer, powering every task your PC performs, from intense and complex tasks like playing games or rendering video, to more simple, everyday things like powering on or launching a web browser. This is why you should make absolutely sure that whichever manufacturer you pledge your loyalty to, you can actually trust their CPUs. You need to consider whether or not the CPU you’re looking at caters to your needs, as nobody wants to pay for something they’re not going to use.
If you’ve been watching this technology feud as closely as we have over the last few years, you probably already know that Intel and AMD focus on entirely different things with their CPUs. Intel tends to focus on higher clock speeds and hyper-threading, while staying modest with its core counts, while AMD does the opposite, shoving as many CPU cores into its chips as it can, while maintaining more modest clock speeds.
It shouldn’t surprise you then, that AMD had a great year in 2017 with its Ryzen processors, particularly with the high-end Threadripper CPUs that have been especially popular with gamers. And, even in the shadow of the devastating Spectre and Meltdown flaws in Intel’s recent CPUs, they’re still experiencing huge growth in every category but desktop processors. This just goes to show that AMD is finally stepping up to the plate.
Still, it isn’t that bizarre to say that AMD and Intel can coexist while catering to different audiences, with maybe some room for direct competition in between. But, if you’re not quite sure where your loyalties lie just yet, continue to the next slide for a constantly updated look at the AMD vs Intel battle.