Should I get an AMD or Intel processor for my home built PC?

Episode 1534 (1:58:28)

James from Escondido, CA

James wants to be able to upgrade his computer to a new processor and motherboard. Should he go with Intel or save money and go with AMD? Leo says that AMD has kept Intel innovating and the prices down. However, for the last few years, Intel has surpassed AMD. But AMD is bouncing back with the Ryzen processor platform, which is very affordable. So it comes down to what's more important, price or performance?

At the end of the day, he can't go wrong with Intel. But he can also speed up his computer with an SSD, a better quality graphics card and better RAM. Leo recommends going to Anandtech for reviews, as well as PC Perspectives at