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Intel Vs AMD: The Basic idea.

Wassup, in this blog I will be discussing the differences between the Intel and AMD processors in terms of many factors, to give a clear basic idea to the consumers.


Intel and the Advanced micro-devices, usually called AMD are the two major semiconductor manufacturers whom you would see on almost all the PC that we are using today. These processors have their unique capability in terms of performance, benchmark scores, etc, giving a wide range to the consumers. These two giants are the best x86 processor manufacturers and they are the only companies to produce these. These chipmakers have been releasing their best processors in the market for the last 6 months for better computing technology in the future. Intel is one of the first chipmakers, laid bases in the computer era and their processors are the finest ones in the market right now and are preferred by many users. They launched their Intel 8086 microprocessor and have been used widely since the ’80s. AMD is one of the growing processor manufacturers, who recently made a huge impact on their revolutionary peak performance processors beating Intel’s best processors and getting all the attention of the tech world towards them.


Both Intel and AMD have a huge variety of processor ranges in the market giving many choices to the consumers for their purposes such as gaming, productivity, video editing, and casual usage. Depending upon our uses and needs, we buy them. For each range of processors, we’ve got two alternatives in Intel as well as AMD. Intel has its core series such as i3,i5,i7, and i9. On the other extent, we’ve got AMD with their budget-friendly Athlon series. The main series are named Ryzen and consists of Ryzen 3, Ryzen 5, Ryzen 7, and Ryzen 9. Speaking of the x86 processor types, they stand for the design, architecture, and build of a processor. We are not going deep into that topic, my instinct is to give a basic idea. Both the chipmakers have their high-performance processors with a lot of cores, threads, cache, and stuff, usually used for mega workstations and servers. They are the mighty Threadrippers in AMD.

(An image of AMD Ryzen 7 3700X)


Speaking about the pricing, if you want a decent CPU with a budget-friendly price, the choice is AMD instead of Intel. This is because the newest generation of Ryzen CPUs has a kind of best performance and fewer prices in the lower ranges such as (i3-Ryzen 3) and (i5- Ryzen 5). They’ve got similar prices on the higher ranges such as (i7-Ryzen 7) and (i9-Ryzen 9). The AMD Ryzen 5950X is one of the high-performance processors and is of the same price as Intel’s Core i9-12900k tags a price of $799(almost Rs.64000). The processor pricing may be varied depending upon the place of purchase. This is the scenario of the higher range processors, where the chipmakers trying to give the best among them with a lower price tag. For sure, the non-PC guy and the common people would buy the chip with a lower price tag in this range. The real price differences can be noticed as we go down to the range as from i7 and Ryzen 7 to i5 and Ryzen 5. This range is the highest selling one(as of I know of my surroundings). But when you got a nice investment, we talk about the Threadripper 3900X which is priced at $3900(almost Rs.310000). This processor has 64 cores and 128 threads and this mighty thing can be used for heavy usages such to render complex 3D structures and models and does the most of your computing works with ease.


Yeeeaaahhh!, this is one of the major factors in choosing the processors over the pricing. We got a lot of offering when comes to performance on both sides. The main idea or the tool which we are using here to compare the processors is Benchmark scores. Speaking of the gaming side, the AMD processors perform quite well when paired up with a decent GPU. They give a huge FPS on offer, making the game buttery-smooth on monitors. AMD’s are the best in gaming compared to the Team Intel(comparison is done to have a basic idea). On the other extreme, when it comes to the productivity and content creation stuff, Intels are the Heroes here. Intel performs quite well on the benchmark readings and huge differences can be seen in the benchmark scores. The idea is that the usages such as productivity, content creation, video editing, and modeling focus mainly on single-thread rendering to work with, while gaming needs a lot of processes to run ’em and multi-thread rendering comes into play. That is why Intel is well on Single-thread and AMD is on Multi-thread rendering scores.

(A performance chart based on FPS of the processors with Radeon 6900XT GPU at 1080p resolution)
(Benchmark scores of some High end processors)

The Real difference…

As we have seen that the processors perform quite well in different fields, for example, Intel performs well in single-core performance which is ideal for productivity and rendering, whereas AMD performs well in multi-core performance which is perfect for gaming and other heavy tasks. But on the whole, we consider the performances of the processors, the differences are quite small and both are perfect for all types of works.

This comparison is done on account of segment rivals. For example, Intel i5 with Ryzen 5 with the latest generations.

Also, Moreover, they differ mainly in socket types. So basically, the socket is the place where the processor is placed with the motherboard to connect and work with other parts. The socket technology types are the LGA and PGA sockets. LGA stands for land grid array and PGA stands for pin grid array. If we notice the backside of an AMD processor the pins are protruding out and it will be an insertion type in Intels. Therefore the pins are placed in the socket of the motherboard in LGA type i.e, intel processors and pins are in a processor in PGA type.

(Backside of the processors, left one is AMD and right one is a Intel)
(AMD socket-PGA type)

(Intel socket-LGA type)


The two chipmakers giants have their style of processors in which they give a variety of ranges. Due to the current silicon shortage problems, both the chipmakers are trying to make APUs(Accelerated processing units), which are the combination of a CPU and a GPU. And also they are up with new generation processors every year and also with new technologies, architectures, etc. And they also come up with new graphic processing architecture supporting mobiles and consoles.

Also by testing only the benchmarks we can’t conclude. The main thing is that whatever processor we buy, we expect that it should work and perform well according to the money spent.

Hope they give the consumers a best deal!!

I wrote this content to give a basic idea to the beginners, not gone so advanced, to make people understand it in a easier way.

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