AMD vs Intel processor comparsion tool ?

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 I am familiar with Intel Processors and not much with AMD processors.

Is there a website or a tool which will tell me what the equivalent Intel Processor is when I give AMD processor number and speed ?
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That would have worked a few years ago when it was speed you measured and not much else.  
Processors have become a lot more complex since then.  There are so many things like how many concurent commands it can pipeline.  How many cores it has. How much cache it has and how it processes the instructions.

The speed tests are also a bit false.  The processor companies know exactly the tests that the processor comparison tools run and will actually fine tune their processor to run those tests so it gets a higher rating than it really should have.

The best bet - work out your budget - how much you can spend and get the best available for that price.

I can't think of one that SPECIFICALLY does exactly that, but this might help.  Tomshardware does pretty good comparison charts.
Check out these performance charts:
http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/processors,6.html

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Here is the AMD processor we have:

.6-core 3.72 Ghz AMD Phenom II


Any clue as what is it equivalent in INTEL ? (atleast the closest one)
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There is no Phenom II hex-core clocked at 3.72GHz, so you're apparently running an overclocked CPU.    So your performance will be slightly better than Phenom II 1100T, which runs at 3.3GHz.

The 1100T scores 6303 on PassMark's CPUMark -- an excellent measure of CPU "horsepower".    If you assume a 13% bump in clock speed provides nearly the same increase in performance (it will actually be somewhat less than that), that would make the PassMark score ~ 7100

Current Core i7's easily outperform the Phenom II's by a rather wide margin.   The quad-core 2600K, for example, scores 9875 on PassMark ... and it's per-core performance is clearly WAY beyond the AMD chip.    The pricier Intel hex-cores score even higher ==> they all scores over 10,000 on PassMark.    [... and note that while I'm not a fan of over-clocking;  the Intel CPU's are very good over-clockers -- so you can bump these numbers up even higher.]

You can check out the CPU's of your choice here:  http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_list.php
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... one other thought:    Since you asked for a CPU that was "equivalent" to the one you're running, I'd look at the Core i5-2500K ... a superb CPU that scores 7325 on PassMark.    It's an excellent value, and will easily outperform your current Phenom II.

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