C2D E7200 vs. X3 8450

Lowtech was a bit shy when he submitted this news story :). At any rate, this is a good comparo of budget CPUs from AMD and Intel.

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Never before have we had both companies releasing such powerful processors at such bargain basement prices. While AMD may be loosing the performance war, they still have a number of very impressive processors retailing at very affordable prices. Their flagship quad-core processor, the AMD Phenom X4 9850 ‘Black Edition’, costs just $235 US, while the still potent AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ can be had for just $148 US. Also, for $148 US there is the AMD Phenom X3 8450 processor, featuring three cores each clocked at 2.1GHz with their own 512KB L2 cache