A CPU is the heart of your computer
CPU: Central Processing Unit
Cheaper | More Cores | High Speeds
More Expensive | Less Cores | High Speeds | Top of the line performance
Choosing the right CPU can be difficult when their are a lot of choices among the two companies Intel and AMD. To keep things to the point Intel out performs AMD even though they have less cores. This is because while AMD is pumping out the high performance CPU models with plenty of cores most applications do not utilize eight cores. This is where Intel works best less cores, but better performance. The major downside to Intel though is Intel cost at least 50% more than AMD. So be mindful when choosing what CPU type will be used with your motherboard. Another important thing to consider when buying a motherboard is make sure that the motherboard can accept the appropriate socket type of the processor you want. Just because it is a motherboard that takes AMD Processor’s does not mean that it will take your CPU. So always check the socket type to make sure your motherboard can accept the processor your trying to put in it. AM2 and AM2+ are NOT the same thing. Sometimes a motherboard will accept multiple socket types leaving room for a possible upgrade or giving you multiple choices.