Re: Will my system run this game?
You asked some questions that can be answered in many ways...
Intel and AMD are both processor companies. To keep things simple...
Intel is usually ahead core for core
AMD's APUs are ahead of Intel in terms of graphical performance
Intel's APUs are ahead of AMD in terms of processing performance
AMD is usually cheaper than Intel
Intel is seen as being ahead in processing power currently (Their i5 2500 beats the FX 8150 in most benchmarks)
The current series of processors, the "i" series (i3, i5, and i7) are the upper end series of processors from Intel. The latest ones being Sandy Bridge processors, which support a built in GPU. The difference between the current "i" series and the core 2 duo is that the core 2 duo is older technology. The Current generation of processors produce less heat, use less wattage, have a GPU built in, and are higher performance. Depending on what processors you compare, there will be a difference in transistor count, die size, TDP, number of cores, amount of cache, socket, and more.
The question you asked is broad and has a large range of possible answers.
It's akin to asking "What car maker is better brand A, or brand B?"
In terms of there is different manufacturing, different target customers, designed with different purposes in mind, designed around a certain budget and market niche, different models, and various upgrades.
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