Circuslife of Pinoyexchange emailed us this question yesterday:
"Dear TechPinas, how does AMD Phenom compare against Intel Quad Core in terms of performance ?"
Well, we'll give you an overview on the two processors first:
Intel Quad Core
Intel® Core™2 Quad processor for notebook and desktop PCs [is] designed to handle massive compute and visualization workloads enabled by powerful multi-core technology. Optimized for the longest possible battery life without compromise to performance, Intel Core 2 Quad processors for notebooks allow you to stay unwired longer while running the most compute-intensive applications.
With four processing cores, [...] the Intel Core 2 Quad processor delivers amazing performance and power efficiency.
Built from the ground up for true quad-[...] core performance, AMD Phenom™ processors speed through advanced multitasking, critical business productivity, advanced visual design and modeling, serious gaming, and visually stunning digital media and entertainment.
Now, Benchmarks Comparison:
Quoting Tom's Hardware ~
AMD seems to have done its homework when the company set the price for its Phenom processors. The Phenom 9600 [X4] is about 13.5% slower than Intel's Q6600 [Quad Core] in our benchmarks. On the other hand, its price is also 13.6% lower than that of its direct competitor. Thus, the two products offer practically the same performance for your money.
There you have it. :)