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Needing recomandations on Intel processor for new computer

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I am going to build a computer and in the past I have always used AMD processors to build my computers, but this time I am wanting to use Intel.  
What Intel processor would you recommend that would equivalent to an AMD 6 core processor with between 3.5 and 4.0 Ghz speed?
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This is comparing apples to oranges.  AMD Bulldozer (including Excavator Line)  and older chips consistently under-performed Intel Chips.  AMD has not really been competitive for about 10 years. The new RYZEN cpu's (released March 3rd)  and AM4 boards give you a lot more bang for the buck even in single threaded applications. Intel has reduced pricing on some chips by about 10%.
With this new architecture there are some teething bugs so expect bios updates for a while to address these issues.

To be honest I'd have thought that the question would have been the reverse.. i.e. have intel and want equivalent AMD
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Why the switch been building AMD computers for years, but this what I'd recommend Intel Core i7-6700K 4GHz Processor
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I appreciate the input I am getting.  This is for a customer of mine that would like to have a new computer by next week, so waiting another three months is really not an option.   I also need to go Intel because they are going to be running auto cad and Auto cad recommends Intel for their software.  (that is what my customer is telling me) .  
     I am also needing a decent graphics card if any of you have a recommendation that I would appreciate that also
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thanks for all of the input and help.  After all the reseach the customer decided he wanted a laptop but this was still a help as it assisted in me making the choice on the laptop.  - Thanks a bunch
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You are very welcome and I was happy to help

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