Comparing hardware performance
Normally I tend to get computer hardware benchmarks from the monthly computer magazines that I subscribe to and sometimes you can get some detailed analysis of a piece of hardware that can help make a decision if you are thinking of purchasing one.
However, the problem is that these benchmarks only appear when the magazine in question decides to do the test which may not be the time you need the hardware and so I now tend to get the online benchmarks. At the beginning of this week I was actually looking at the CPU Charts on Tom's hardware guide trying to compare the Intel's Core 2 Duo E6600 against AMD's Athlon 64 X2 6000+.
After comparing the performance using the charts against different benchmarks and looking at the prices of these two CPUs, I am now beginning to think that maybe there is more value for
money for AMD's Athlon 64 X2 6000+ than Intel's Core 2 Duo E6600.
Since I wrote this post almost two weeks ago, the price of the Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 has had a sharp fall from an average of AUD$440 to AUD$319 now and therefore in terms of value for money I think E6600 is better now unless AMD also reduce their price as well.
The AMD's Athlon 64 X2 6000 has stayed the same at around AUD$300.