The Fiercest Microprocessors

By: Ajeet Khurana

Everybody who is into computer processors is on his toes because of the competition in the industry. There are established brand names in this industry such as Intel and AMD who are constantly competing for your business and many other up and coming companies who would like to enter the scene. How do you know which one is the best and how do you know what to choose if your old processor is giving trouble? One of best ways to go about making an informed decision is to compare and contrast some processors that are enjoying high demand. The AMD Quad Core Opteron Processor is one of the top names out there, but there are some other products that could meet your requirements.

AMD Quad Core Opteron Processor
The Quad Core Opteron is one of the power products enjoying great popularity today. AMD tried to take control of the processor market with this product and seems to have successfully placed their company name at the top of the list in the computer processor world. This powerful computer piece is one of the most fundamentally sound products to hit the market in the last five years. The price tag is a mirror of this success.

Depending on where you would want to buy this product, you can count on paying somewhere between $1,200 and $2,000. You may think that this is a lot for a computer processor. But judging from reviews of the product, this processor provides value for money. The quad core Opteron incorporates all of the function of up to eight different processors in one, making it a fully functional, fully capable machine that is powering various kids of computers.

Intel Core 2 Quad Processor
Though the AMD Quad Core Opteron has been gaining in popularity, there are still other products out there that do an admirable job of powering a computer. Intel has long been one of the top providers of these products and still keep producing great deals. The Intel Core 2 Quad Processor is the next in that long line of really great computer processors. It comes equipped with not only enough power to run major functions on any computer, but also with a price tag that won't make you broke.

As the name of the product states, the Intel Core 2 Quad Processor features four working threads which come together to power any desktop computer. They work well with any operating system and can serve to power all of the functions of that system. It really does not matter what the system is like. One of the main differences in this product, however, is that you will get quite a low price for other processors are costly. Standard retail price sits somewhere between $200 and $300, so getting a hold of one is something that will not be out of our reach. You won't sacrifice much quality, either. Though it isn't the top notch device that the AMD Quad Core Opteron is, this Intel still packs enough punch to remind people why Intel continues to be a market leader.

Intel Pentium D Processor
With all of the new products making their presence felt, people might have a tendency to forget the pioneering processors. The Pentium D Processor by Intel is a solid desktop computer processor that has the ability to run any number of advanced applications in a computer. Though it may not be the trendy choice for some of the new wave computer owners, many of the most technologically savvy owners would agree that sometimes it may make sense to get hold of a product by a reputed brand.

Intel has been providing computer processors for several years now and they have always been able to come out with cutting edge products that ensure future success. The Pentium D Processor may only have two dedicated cores, but it is designed well enough to take on the jobs of the larger, more expensive processors. For a person who is looking for a great deal of quality while maintaining a relatively reasonable price range, few deals will be better bargains.

These three products all bring something different and exciting to the computer world. Depending upon what you need in a processor and how much you can afford, there are a bunch of great options which need to be taken into account. AMD's new product has climbed to the top of the heap and is easily the most popular, but not enough is made of the quality associated with the other products that are mentioned. Intel knows what they are doing, too, and continue to surprise us with their tenacity and with their desire to make better products regularly.

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