PC Desktop computers are one of the best platforms to customize, upgrade, and set one's preferences on, as different parts to combine can make one's work or gaming setup fulfill its functions. Two of the top companies that lead CPU processor sales are AMD and Intel, which both have new releases for the new year, aiming for better technology and performance with its innovation.

AMD vs. Intel
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Both companies are the best in the competition, in terms of gaming and performance-spec computer devices for both the laptop and PC desktop platforms which runs on the Windows OS platform or the Linux. Apple's iMac would be on this list but it would soon be dropping Intel's CPU for the 2021 releases that would feature its ARM-based Silicon, the M1

There has been a loyal following and "fanboys" for both AMD and Intel, which prefer the processor used over the other, thus starting a fanwar for the best processor there is. While this one is a fairly tricky debate to conclude and award a winner on, there is one obvious company which has risen from the trials and hardships, now out to dominate computer performance. 

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AMD vs. Intel: Processor Comparison 2021

Ryzen
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Ryzen Threadripper processor 16-core

According to Tom's Hardware, there are various factors which makes both companies' technology outshine the other and there should be points of consideration and personal needs to take note of, when buying one. After all the reviews and benchmark test, the use and need still matters, especially for making a costly purchase such as processor upgrades. 

Affordability

One of the top factors to consider is the affordability of both processors as it is a massive factor that concerns a user when browsing for new computer parts. 

AMD

  • Threadripper - $3,750
  • Ryzen 9 -$800
  • Ryzen 7 - $450
  • Ryzen 5 - $300
  • Ryzen 3 - $120

Intel

  • Cascade Lake X - $1,000 to $2,999
  • Core i9 - $500
  • Core i7 - $370
  • Core i5 - $200
  • Core i3 - $173

*The prices above are rounded off the the highest possible price, and does not include its starting offer from both companies. Moreover, only CPU processors are included, and no Silicon-based tech in the review. 

Winner: Intel

Intel Core i7-11700K Seems to Make it Ahead of AMD in Geekbench 5
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Performance: Gaming

Tom's Hardware said that all processors were paired with an Nvidia RTX 3090 1920x1080p GPU to determine its performance on the Geomean Test Suite.

AMD

  • Ryzen 9 5900X - 182
  • Ryzen 7 5800X - 176 
  • Ryzen 5 5600X - 176

Intel 

  • Core i9 10900K - 174
  • Core i7 10700K - 169
  • Core i5 10600K - 159

As seen in the Geomean Test Suite benchmarks for gaming performance, AMD's Ryzen 5 5600X outperforms the top spec Core i9 10900K from Intel by two points. Those numbers does not compare the top-tier processors from both companies. 

Winner: AMD

Specs Difference

AMD 

  • Threadripper 3990X: 64 Cores/128 Threads | Memory: Quad DDR4-3200 | PCIe: 72 Usable Gen 4

Intel 

  • W-3175X: 28 Cores/ 56 Threads | Memory: Six-Channel DDR4-2666 | PCIe: 48 Gen 3

The top processors from both companies sees a massive specs difference with the cores and thread itself, as AMD doubles Intel's W-3175X.

Winner: AMD

AMD vs. Intel: Who is the Winner?

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 5000 Series Could Run on 16 Cores: Is the New HEDT CPUs with New Zen 3 Architecture Overkill?
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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 5000 Series Could Run on 16 Cores: Is the New HEDT CPUs with New Zen 3 Architecture Overkill?

Overall, AMD dominates the latest release of processors for 2021, beating Intel to a game that it is an expert on. Despite the company's nearing threat of shutting down and going bankrupt almost four years ago, it has bounced back and focused on chipmaking and computer processors as its focus and specialization. 

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