AMD vs. Intel: Which CPU is likely to be faster this year? We think Intel laptops may have the battery lead in the 13-inch category, due to years of investment in low-power technologies. Rival AMD, on the other hand, has seen its share price double in 2018 as the California-based company grabs more market share from Intel. In fact, AMD tops the list of S&P 500 performers, as its The decades-long AMD vs. Intel debate rages on and is now more complicated than ever. We examine the rivalry to see what CPU maker is the best for your new PC.