Which of these two should I buy? (AMD A6 3620 2.2gHz; I3 3220 3.3gHz)

  mitya33 15:13 PM 01 Jun 13
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Hi

I'm torn between two desktops:

  • AMD A6 3620 2.2gHz (quad)

  • Intel I3 3220 3.3gHz (dual)

The other specs (RAM, OS etc) are identical.

I am a web developer so the core of what I do is with text editors and browsers, with occasional Photoshop. I would like to do occasional gaming, but nothing cutting edge - GTA IV, as an example.

I know processor speed is not the only benchmark to look at, but it occurs to me that the AMD processor is over 1gHz slower than the Intel one. How much would this matter?

Any advice is welcome - thanks in advance

  nickf 19:11 PM 04 Jun 13

Always Intel , full stop .

  Nontek 22:12 PM 04 Jun 13

Though I would not necessarily advise Always Intel, in this particular case I agree that the it is the better of the two - i5 or i7 would be even better if you can afford it.

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