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!):
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:
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.