AMD or Intel Motherboard?

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AMD or Intel Motherboard?

The main difference between AMD and Intel motherboard is that AMD doesn’t work with Intel Processor and vice versa. Apart from that, all computer motherboards serve the same purpose of being the system backbone of the whole process. 

Being the system core of a computer a motherboard not only holds all the essential components as one unit but also creates electrical pathways so that they can be connected to each other and work accordingly. It also works as a connector for other peripheral devices like CD/DVD player, USB drives, graphics card, sound card, network card etc.

Major and Minor Differences between AMD and Intel Motherboard 

As competitors in the market, AMD and Intel always come with their best features and capabilities. The age-old battle between these two companies ensures the noticeable differences and best quality performances. Watch the chart below to figure out the differences between these two motherboards–

Sockets – No chance of fitting an Intel processor. Even an AMD processor wouldn’t fit in an AMD motherboard if the model is different. Same goes with the Intel motherboards. 
AMD system is power devouring. Best known for its power saving performance.
Best known for its fast multi-core performance.Behind AMD in this matter yet best known for single core performance.
Its excessive heating is a problem.Intel is less prone to heating. 
Separate graphics card is hardly needed to play modern upgraded games like Assassin’s Creed, Need for Speed, Warfare, Call of Duty etc. These games can be played in medium setting without lagging. Integrated graphics is not capable enough of supporting modern games. Pretty much lagging even in medium settings.  
AMD processors can be purchased at reasonable and satisfactory prices.  Expensive. 
It processes more Data per cycle. Intel is speedy but processes less Data, relatively less than AMD.


Both AMD and Intel motherboards serve the same purpose and it is hard to distinguish them literally. Both companies are the top manufacturer in the industry of computer technology and equally good in their own ways.

Why should you choose to buy an AMD or an Intel Motherboard?

Many people tend to buy AMD motherboard because AMD motherboard price is cheaper than the Intel. For heavy gamers, the combination of AMD-ATI Graphics card could be the best choice no doubt. On the other hand, Intel offers speedy performance which is already mentioned above. If you are not hesitating about the budget then Intel would work for you best if you can customize it with whatever components are needed.

In 2018 AMD offers some amazing motherboards like –

• Gigabyte X470 Aorus Gaming 7 Wi-Fi

• MSI X470 Gaming Plus

• Micro ATX motherboard: ASRock B450M-HDV

• Mini-ITX motherboard: ASUS ROG Strix X470-I

• Ryzen Threadripper motherboard: ASRock X399 Professional Gaming sTR4

Intel’s best offers –

• Z390 Aorus Pro Wifi

• Asus ROG Maximus XI Code Z390 Gaming

• Gigabyte Z390 UD

• Micro-ATX motherboard: MSI MPG Z390M Gaming Edge AC

• Mini-ITX motherboard: Asus ROG Strix Z390-I Gaming

• Core X-Series motherboard: ASRock X299 Taichi

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