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    Intel versus AMD, interesting article...
    Hello:

    I hope this is the correct forum for this article. It's not Apple related, but thought it was quite interesting based on the move to dual core processors.

    CNET compared the 5 AMD and 4 Intel dual core processors. I've seen similar articles and AMD usually outperforms Intel. I wasn't surprised that AMD came out on top, but I was surprised by the margin.

    I'm a little curious why apple didn't team up with AMD. Could simply be that Intel is more widely used.

    http://reviews.cnet.com/4520-10442_7...html?tag=prmo1

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    Quote Originally Posted by VakeJ
    Hello:

    I hope this is the correct forum for this article. It's not Apple related, but thought it was quite interesting based on the move to dual core processors.

    CNET compared the 5 AMD and 4 Intel dual core processors. I've seen similar articles and AMD usually outperforms Intel. I wasn't surprised that AMD came out on top, but I was surprised by the margin.

    I'm a little curious why apple didn't team up with AMD. Could simply be that Intel is more widely used.

    http://reviews.cnet.com/4520-10442_7...html?tag=prmo1
    From what I've read, it boils down to resources: AMD is a chipmaker; Intel makes chips, bridges, busses, graphics chips, etc. etc. etc. Intel brought the whole deal to the table; AMD would have only brought the chip. I don't know if that's completely correct but it sounds like a good enough reason to me!

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    It really should have gone in "Anything Goes," really. Maybe someone will move it.

    There's also the performance-per-watt equation that Apple gave when it announced the decision. Both the chips in the C|Net article are fairly hot, energy-intensive chips. So is the G5. The Core Duo that Apple is using is much more efficient than the Pentium-D or any current AMD chip, and much faster than the G4 or AMD Turion (both single-core.)

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