The decision must be made taking into account the use you are going to make of the notebook and the budget available. Buying the wrong processor can mean overpaying unnecessarily or even limiting the performance of an otherwise powerful machine. For example, you should pay attention to your laptop's graphics card, as it may not be compatible with the performance of the processor you choose.
Right now, there are two giants in the processor market: AMD Ryzen and Intel, the latter being the most popular.
While Intel offers Core i3, Core i5, Core i7 and Core i9, AMD does the same with Ryzen 3, Ryzen, 5, Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 9. In this article we are going to cover the differences between the two.
Difference between AMD and INTEL processors
This US company launched its first CPU in 1971 and since then has become the market leader in processors. With product values slightly higher than AMD, Intel excels in performance quality, speed and durability.
Intel Core i3 processor - suitable for those looking for laptops that can perform simple tasks daily, such as checking email and internet or editing files.
Speed: 3.9 GHz
Intel Core i5 processor - suitable for the great majority of tasks performed on the laptop, allowing them to be done simultaneously.
Speed: 4.6 GHz
Intel Core i7 processor - ideal for those doing multimedia editing, such as designers or photographers. It is also suitable for gaming fans or for those who perform tasks that require superior performances.
Speed: 4.9 GHz
Intel Core i9 processor - this is the high-end, and it suits anyone who needs a fast computer to perform tasks very heavy, such as 3D animation, video editing, or high-performance gaming.
Speed: 5.1 GHz
AMD launched the first generation of Ryzen processors in 2017, creating competition with its direct rival, Intel.
The big advantage of Ryzen processors is their more affordable value. In fact, AMD positioned itself in the market for its quality/price ratio and number of cores, but being behind Intel in terms of performance and durability.
Ryzen 3 3300X - for computers performing simple tasks
Speed: 4.3 GHz
Ryzen 5 3600 - this processor has some advantages over the Intel of the same segment (i5): the price and the number of cores. Suitable for intermediate users
Speed: 4.2 GHz
Ryzen 7 3700X - ideal for anyone who needs speed to get things done at an affordable price. It supports most games and media editing programs.
Speed: 44 GHz
Ryzen 9 3900X - perfect for the same audience as the Intel i9. Both processors have the best performance on the market and are suitable for those who need extra speed and performance.
Speed: 4.7 GHz
In short, comparing similar AMD Ryzen and Intel processors, Intel consume less power and perform better than AMD Ryzen.
On the other hand, AMD Ryzen processors stand out for their attractive quality-price ratio.
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