Intel Core i's vs. AMD So I'm a little confused. I have wondered this for a long time and never really got an answer. Time and time again, I have looked at numbers with various processors and a lot of the time, when an AMD processor seems to be way better in every way over an Intel processor, benchmark charts show otherwise. This thread was mostly prompted over a bit of research looking at this thread: http://diablo.incgamers.com/forums/...-a-brand-new-computer-for-diablo-3-want-input I compared the two processors of the two builds: Intel Core i5-2300 vs AMD FX-4100 By the stats under details, the AMD processor seems to be better in EVERY SINGLE WAY. Intel vs. AMD: Speed: 2.8GHz (3.1GHz Turbo Boost) vs. 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) L2 Cache: 4 x 256KB vs. 2 x 2MB L3 Cache: 6MB vs. 8MB Not to mention the Intel one costs $70 more. Yet, all the benchmarks I've looked at, show the Intel one excel over the AMD processor: http://www.cpubenchmark.net/high_end_cpus.html http://openbenchmarking.org/result/1201139-AR-1110171AR82 I don't know what L2/L3 cache means, but I assume it's some kind of memory thing, thus bigger is better. So... I ask, what am I missing here? Are there some other kinds of numbers that I should be looking at and paying attention to?