I am using Intel Dual core. It is just fine but I want a powerful computer for gaming and web development. What processor do you suggest?
Does anybody know about the change in price? Should I wait for some months or buy now?
sajeebr, could you please supply a little more information? For example:
What operating system are you running (i.e. Windows XP or Vista)?
How much RAM does your PC have?
What graphics card do you have (if you're into gaming, then this will be important)?
What CPU do you have (you've said dual core, but this could be a Pentium Dual Core or a Core 2 Duo) and what speed is it?
At the moment I'm not really following the prices of CPUs, but with the introduction of the new i7 processor, I would expect Core 2 Duos and Quads to drop in price over the next year.
For things like gaming, a 3 Ghz dual core is usually enough, although once quad cores drop in price a bit more, you might want to go with one of those.
I would think that most dual core processors would be fine for web development and even gaming unless you are the hardest core gamer around. Even then I would think that the best upgrades would be video card and ram... But to make a good recommendation on that we would need to know more about your system.
Computer gaming : it depends much more on the GPU (graphic card(s)).
web development : your dual core is pretty sufficient I guess. I don't recall any web dev app that consume a lot of processing power (except Photoshop maybe if you need to do some graphics). I suggest just add more RAM (up to 3GB or more) and you would be ok.
It really depends on what you want but a Intel is the best. A 3ghz dual core is still a good buy for a mid gaming computer or just a all round computer but if you want to go more gaming you should get a quad core there are a couple of quad core AMD that are alright such as AMD phenom II 245 whch is a 3ghz quad core but if you thinkyou want better a good intel one is 9550 but it all depends on your budget and what you need it for. There was also a lot of price difference for example the two cpu's i told you have a $80 difference.