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AMD or Intel? Which is better for you as a student.

For years, Intel and AMD have been battling out for who has the best processor, and due to this, they have been providing an overall amazing selection of CPU’s to use over the years. However, with so many being released all the time, prices going up and down, and new names and specs being thrown into the mixture of this confusing computer blender, it is hard to keep track of what is good and what isn’t, and if an older CPU is still good. In this article, we are going to outline our thoughts on which CPU provider you should go with for your student desktop PC.

With this in mind, we’d like to point out that both AMD and Intel are likely to be the most appropriate for whatever task you’ll ever require, making the decision considerably more difficult. Fortunately, you don’t have to pick between the two. Both have advantages and disadvantages to offer. Still, because this is an Intel vs. AMD battle, it’s critical to understand each manufacturer’s strengths, particularly in terms of price, overclocking capabilities, graphics, and component variety. You can then make an informed decision.

So let’s start with price, always on average. AMD has been on top when it comes to price, with being cheaper and getting more for your money. This is a great thing, especially if you’re looking to buy a gaming PC. However, in our opinion, Intel, though they are more expensive, will be better to run if you’re working on multiple applications, which more than likely you are as you’re a student. AMD can do the same, but Intel would be best suited for it. But with price, AMD wins that.

For performance, you have lots of options here. On the whole, AMD and Intel processors have been on the money when it comes to overall performance. Between the two, it all comes down to whether you need to multitask well or want to play games at their highest settings, so if you want to work on multiple tabs and focus on getting many things done at once, then we would recommend Intel. However, AMD is good at this as well, but it’s really for the gaming market, so we would say Intel wins performance for a student.

Both AMD and Intel are excellent brands to use for all purposes, especially if you go for the higher generation models such as the Ryzen 9 3950X and the Intel i9-9900K, which are both lightning fast. However, Intel would probably make it to the top of the list for the perfect student laptop. This is because it can run faster, handle more applications, and it is more suitable for the office, work, and especially student work. Most Intel CPU’s you should be looking for are I3 7gen or higher, as we are currently at Intel 11th Generation, which is the fastest CPU in Intel’s lineup. However, there are much cheaper options for you to use, such as an Intel Core I5 6th Gen. For a good example, I use an Intel Core I7 7th Gen for my work and it works fast and efficiently. It’s not built for gaming, but if I was to go for a gaming CPU, I would choose an AMD Ryzen 5 1600. However, we would recommend a student to get a PC with an Intel CPU. However, both AMD are good.

<< Before you leave, why not READ: “Intel Nuc, are they worth the price for such a small package?”

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