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AMD vs Intel Processors: Which Processor is Best?

Lenovo offers both of these processors in their computers because both bring something to the table.

Intel processors offer a number of strengths, including power conservation, graphics performance, processing speed, and processing power. However, Intel processors also tend to be more expensive than their AMD counterparts – something to be mindful of if you're on a budget (or are simply looking for a cost-effective option).

By comparison, AMD processors tend to be more affordable than Intel chips. Additionally, AMD processors can do things that Intel chips can't. Whereas most Intel processors are locked in at a fixed clocking speed, many AMD processors can be "overclocked" – that is, they can be made to run at a faster speed than is available right out of the box. For some, this feature alone makes the AMD chipset the obvious choice.

Ultimately, there is no “best” when it comes to answering the question, AMD or Intel? Both feature strengths and weaknesses. It is possible, though, to find a processor that better suits your individual needs.

Are AMD or Intel Processors a Better Choice for My Needs?

In any processor comparison, it is important to determine what you're looking for out of a processor. Are you seeking speed? Graphics performance? Affordability? Flexibility? Do you play games, primarily, or are you seeking a simple processor to allow for multi-tasking while browsing the Internet? Knowing the answers to these questions can help you decide which processor is right for you.

If you are looking for a more cost-effective processor, AMD processors may be the best bet. For students, budget gamers, and individuals with straight-forward computing needs, AMD processors are a great choice – they are powerful and fast enough for most while undercutting competitor pricing. And yet, you give up little when going with AMD chips. They can be "overclocked" for increased speed, provide robust and vibrant graphics, and are available in multi-core setups for multithreaded performance.

On the higher end of the spectrum, Intel processors shine. If you are seeking performance that is at the upper range of the market, there is sure to be an Intel chip that suits your needs. You may pay more for it, and you may give up flexibility for this performance, but the processor itself will provide you with lightning speed, incredible capability, and beautiful graphics. In terms of outright power, it's hard to beat Intel processors.

How Can I Tell if a Lenovo Product Has an AMD Processor?

All of the information you need regarding Lenovo's computers, tablets, and laptops can be found on both the Series overview (such as the Y700 Series) and individual product pages. Simply reference the bullet points for vital information on processors, storage space, extra features, and more. Under each individual product, you will find information on the device's processor. There, you can see if a laptop, desktop, or tablet is using an Intel or AMD processor.

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