May 15, 2024 Linh Nguyen

Intel vs AMD: Which CPU Is Worth Investing in 2024?

The CPU is crucial for your computer’s speed, power, and task. It has an important impact on software performance, multitasking efficiency, and even device battery life. Choosing the correct CPU, whether Intel or AMD, can significantly impact your experience. CPU often called the “brain” of a computer, is an important part responsible for executing a sequence of stored instructions, also known as a program.

In this article today, iRender will find the answer: “Intel vs AMD: Which CPU Is Worth Investing in 2024?”

AMD's Current CPU Offerings

AMD currently offers the Ryzen 7000 series, which is compatible with the new AM5 socket, as well as a more gaming-focused update of the same. The Ryzen 7000 X3D series of processors includes Ryzen 9 and Ryzen 7 processors. AMD’s Ryzen 5 7600X is undoubtedly in an excellent position right now. AMD’s AM4-based Ryzen 5000 series processors, including the 16-Core Ryzen 9 5950X, are also widely accessible. AMD has also pushed more X3D CPUs like the limited-release Ryzen 5 5600X3D and Ryzen 7 5700X3D.

AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ PRO processors provide up to 64 processing cores for multi-threaded simulation and rendering along with high clock cores to lighten your workload; AMD Threadripper™ PRO processors can help you tackle the most demanding design projects. AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ PRO 5975WX is also considered one of the CPUs worth investing in within its price range. 

As you can see according to CG Director’s review, AMD Threadripper PRO 7995WX is currently at the top of the rankings. The AMD Threadripper PRO 5975WX is also a good choice for the 5000 series.

Intel's Current CPU Offerings

Intel offers the entire 14th Gen Intel CPU line with a full range of Intel Core processors based on 13th Gen Rocket Lake options, from the Core i3 13100 to the Core i9 13900K. This is very suitable for designers and freelancers. 13th Gen and 14th Gen are compatible with motherboards based on their own 700 series chipsets as well as older Intel 600 series (12th Gen) motherboards with BIOS upgrades in most cases. 

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Intel Vs AMD: Which One To Choose?


When it comes to performance, you’ll need to consider many factors such as single-core performance, multi-core performance, and power efficiency. 

First, single-core performance refers to the speed and efficiency with which the CPU executes tasks on a single core. This is important in applications that are not optimized for multi-core processing. Until now, Intel has always dominated single-core performance, but recently AMD is gradually asserting its position in this industry.

The second thing about multi-core performance is the CPU’s ability to distribute tasks among multiple cores. This is crucial to run software that avoids crashing, often with multi-threaded processing capabilities. For example, video editing and 3D rendering software are heavily associated with superior multi-core performance. AMD CPUs are known for their excellent multi-core performance thanks to their superior core and thread counts. All servers at iRender are equipped with AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ PRO 3955WX CPU @ 3.9 – 4.2GHz and AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ PRO 5975WX @ 3.6 – 4.5GHz.

Performance for Gaming

When it comes to gaming performance, both Intel and AMD offer CPUs that can handle a wide variety of games.

Thanks to their superior single-core performance, Intel CPUs have long been the preferred choice of gamers. Many games rely heavily on single-core performance. Intel CPUs can often deliver higher frame rates in games. Besides, it also has integrated graphics, which benefits gamers who don’t want to invest in a separate graphics card.

On the contrary, AMD has made significant strides in improving CPU gaming performance with the Ryzen series. AMD CPUs excel in games optimized for multi-core processing thanks to their high core and thread count. AMD CPUs may be a more versatile choice for gamers who also use their PCs for tasks like streaming or video editing, which benefit from multi-core processing.

Both Intel and AMD CPUs offer compelling options for gaming. The best choice will depend on the types of games you play, your other computing needs, and your budget. A high-performance CPU will bring the best experience when playing games.

Content Creation and Multitasking

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When it comes to content creation and multitasking, the CPU’s ability to effectively handle multiple tasks at once is extremely important. You need video editing, 3D modeling, animation, and other content creation tasks that rely heavily on multithreading.

Intel CPUs, particularly the high-end i7 and i9 types, perform very well for content creation tasks. These processors include Intel’s Hyper-Threading technology, which allows each core to handle two threads at once, boosting multitasking capabilities. However, Intel CPU has generally had fewer cores and threads than AMD’s Ryzen series, which may limit their performance in heavy multi-threaded tasks.

AMD’s Ryzen CPUs, especially the higher-end Ryzen 7 and 9, are known for their multitasking capabilities. These CPUs have a high number of cores and threads, which allows for improved performance in multithreaded content creation jobs.

In conclusion, while both Intel and AMD CPUs can handle creating content and multitasking, AMD’s Ryzen series, with higher core and thread counts, may perform better in tasks.

Value and Price

Usually, Intel CPUs are more expensive than AMD CPUs. Intel processors often come with additional features like integrated graphics, which can add value for some users, which is why the price is a bit higher than AMD. AMD has gradually established itself as a cost-effective alternative, offering competitive performance at a lower price. This price difference is a key factor in AMD’s recent popularity among consumers and businesses with limited budgets. Ryzen CPUs have been praised for their multi-core performance and outstanding power efficiency. They are well suited for multitasking and heavy processing tasks while being more affordable than comparable Intel CPUs.

You can choose CPU Intel if you need outstanding single-core performance and have a stable budget. On the other hand, if you’re looking for cost-effective performance, especially for multi-threaded tasks, the CPU of AMD is worth considering.


To summarize, both Intel and AMD provide compelling CPU options, each with unique benefits. Intel CPUs excel at single-core performance, providing reliable and consistent performance in a variety of tasks. 

AMD, on the other hand, has an outstanding performance and excels at multithreading tasks due to its Ryzen CPUs’ high core and thread counts.

The Best Render Farm For Rendering and Heavy Tasks

iRender is a Professional GPU-Acceleration Cloud Rendering Service provider in HPC optimization for rendering tasks, CGI, and VFX. We offer you high configurations of machines with high-end specifications like AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ PRO 3955WX @ 3.9 – 4.2GHz or AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ PRO 5975WX @ 3.6 – 4.5GHz, RAM 256GB, Storage NVMe SSD 2TB. Most importantly, we always update to the latest GPU technology.

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Linh Nguyen

Hi everyone. I work as an Assistant Customer at iRender. I always hope to know more 3D artists, data scientists from all over the world.


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