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Intel and AMD

Reader Jeff Keasler emailed me today with a pointer to Tom’s Hardware Guide for great performance information on the new crop of chips. He gave me permission to post his email, so here it is (thanks, Jeff!):

John,

Tom’s hardware guide is perhaps the most unbiased source for hardware performance you can find. They do extensive benchmarking of hardware.

This was a comparison of AMD vs. Intel from several months ago:

http://www.tomshardware.com/2006/11/30/brute_force_quad_cores/page13.html

They have newer reviews off the home page that you can also look at.

Intel is rapidly overcoming AMD’s technological lead. When you consider performance/watt, the newest chips from Intel are starting to put pressure on AMD.

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