Quad Core Showdown: AMD Phenom X4 9850 vs. Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300

It's a measure of how far CPU technology has come when you can buy a CPU with four cores on a single die for about $235. That would be the AMD Phenom X4 9850 Black Edition. It's also true that for under $300, you can buy an Intel quad-core CPU manufactured on a 45 nanometer (nm) process.

If you consider that the original Pentium processor, which ran at 66MHz (and that was the high-end model), was built using an 800nm process, with a measly 3.1 million transistors-well, you get the idea. And people spent upwards of 1,000 1993 dollars to buy one.

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Avto3895d ago

this just goes to tell how AMD is behinf Intel in this gen of CPU technology even if they throw valuable parts and high cost production line AMD core is just not good enough