Intel or AMD

Started Mar 18, 2013 | Discussions thread
gipper51 Veteran Member • Posts: 4,717
Re: Intel or AMD

Right now Intel has a clear-cut lead on the high end processors (i7). AMD is really only competitive on the entry to mid level range. AMD's counterpart to the i5 is the 8 core FX-8350, which is faster in certain multi-threaded benchmarks but slower in most others. In general the i5 is slightly faster in most typical uses for a PC, including photoshop benchmarks. The i5 also draws less power and overclocks extremely well (the K version) if that interests you.

Either one will be sufficient for heavy photo editing when paired with plenty of RAM and a decent SSD.

I'd look at the benchmarks from this review and see which one suits your needs better:

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