If you're looking for the best gaming or daily use CPUs, then there seem to be only two choices - either go team BLUE or team RED. Intel(Integrated Technologies) and AMD(Advanced Micro Devices) are giants in the processor manufacturing business. However, the flame war between Intel and AMD makes it nearly impossible to get an unbiased suggestion on which processor to choose between these two. For most gamers and regular PC users, Intel wins the competition for its better compatibility with Windows 11. So, team BLUE, if that was this easy.
The debate of Intel versus AMD doesn't end with that since there are many other factors to consider. And a quick reminder, we are only addressing desktop processors (not laptop processors or server processors) here. Let's start the game.
Representing team BLUE with 8-core 16-thread Intel Core i9-11900K (2021) and team RED with 16-core 32-thread AMD Ryzen 9 5950X (2020) in the comparison, team RED is the winner, but the thing to notice is that Intel was nearly close despite of being about 100 bucks cheaper. Intel has even marched forward with PCIe 5.0 and DDR5 Technologies compared to AMD's PCIe 4.0 and DDR4 support.
Team RED has a more prominent market with pricing since it is less expensive than the Intel processors in most cases and offers motherboard compatibility for a long time. But with the Alder Lake Technology, Intel offers more bang per buck today.
It seems both Intel and AMD have their pros and cons. So, choosing a processor is totally up to you and your needs. For any general Windows user, Intel seems to be an ideal choice. But if you want to save a couple of bucks, then team RED is your go-to.