I am building a new system and am having a hard time selecting a processor. Last time I looked at AMD/Intel comparisons was when the Core 2's were released and they had a clear advantage. Now I'm not so sure. I've been looking at the AMD Athlon X2 64 6000+ £103 on Dabs.com, its price equivelent is the Core 2 E6550; the Athlon 6000+ actually seems better in the benchmarks as close as I can see (click here). What do you guys recommmend?
I was persuaded to buy a core 2 duo for my latest setup but am a bit dissatisfied as I did not realise the speed of each core was so slow. It is fine when multitasking but for a single application it was like going back a few years. Go for the fastest core speed you can afford but I will go for AMD next time.