How does an AMD Athlon compare to an Intel Core 2 Duo?

by on December 4, 2009

Q: How does the AMD Athlon 2.1 GHz compare to the Intel Core 2 Duo 1.83 GHz and how does the Intel Core 2 Duo t5550 1.83 GHz compare to the t5750 2.0 GHz?

I’m searching for laptops and this is the only unknown part.

2 Responses to “How does an AMD Athlon compare to an Intel Core 2 Duo?”
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    The Intel Core 2 Duo t5550 and the t5750 are pretty much the same except for their clock speed (ie 1.83GHz vs 2.0GHz). So that is pretty easy to compare. If you want a faster processor you just go with the t5750.

    The AMD Athlon 2.1 GHz vs Intel Core 2 Duo t5550 1.83GHz is a little different because there are more than a few AMD Athlon 2.1 GHz processors.

    You have the AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+ Brisbane 2.1GHz, AMD Athlon X2 4050e Brisbane 2.1GHz, AMD Athlon XP 2.1 GHz, AMD Athlon X2 2.1 GHz, AMD Athlon 64 X2 2.1 GHz, and probably a few more.

    Some are certainly older and slower while some are newer and are faster than the Intel processor you are comparing it to.


    Hmm. In general is the Intel more reliable than AMD?

    I am looking at a laptop with the chip being the major difference. I would prefer the one with Intel because of the price (540ish vs 895ish).

    I appreciate you going into detail about the chipset speeds.

    I hope the following isn’t outside the scope of the primary question. If so, let me know and I can repost it as a new question or something. Sometimes my thoughts do get off on a tangent:

    Here is the laptop I am considering, only because my 2 desktops are a bit too slow processor-wise for my taste.

    Here is the laptop I used to have, which was good for the most part, only more expensive than I can afford right now.

    I have looked in depth at the first link, checked reviews, looked at their promo video, looked at the cosmetics, performance specs etc, and I am highly considering it. If it is (from a “geek”‘s point of view) comparable to the Lenovo, I will go ahead and find a seller and someone to buy these 2 desktops (actual twins because they used to be company equip)

    BTW, I had no idea there were that many different types of AMD’s heh

    Note: I do a lot of programming, and when I work on my website coding I have many windows open and I multitask a LOT. I also am a member of BOINC (open-source scientific data processing network for the general public) with 6 different sciences I am attached to, watch tv online, broadcast HD streaming video, download via P2P, and would like to be able to play games. I use my computer a LOT, and sometimes it will be a week before I even turn it off (which is why I will need to pick up a ventalation thing for the bottom). I tend to be rough on my things however for some strange reason I like my electronics to remain in good condition (scratches smudges dirt etc).

    I hope that gives you an idea as to what kind of system would best be suited for me. This might help with the links I gave you.