Originally Posted by wildcardej
if im not OC how do i weight amd vs. pentium.
Honestly, most current gen CPUs have the option to overclock. Granted you can buy the "locked" version, but why when the difference is ~$5.
As it stands, and has pretty much always stood, core for core Intel beats AMD in performance.
That being said, for ~$100 less you can get an AMD chip that is capable of doing what you need.
I don't know if games in the next 4+ years are going to be utilizing hyper-threading, so its kind of a hard question to answer.
For right now though I'd say your choices are an Intel i5 2500K or AMD FX-4100.
If you're looking at ~$1,500 for 2 comps you'll probably be better off with the FX-4100 budget wise.
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