The Intel 530 CPU managed to give better results than the AMD in most of the application tests and benchamarks throughout this review. The Intel 530 reported in general faster times than its AMD rival. The Venice core CPU managed to beat the Intel CPU in the audio conversions and WinRar's compression / decompression trials. The strong point of the AMD CPU however is in gaming and 3D graphics envioroment as we saw by its performance with all three 3DMark editions used. In a pure gaming enviroment (HalfLife2), the AMD managed to beat the Intel CPU with a difference of 20 FPS, proving once more that the AMD based processors are unbeatable in this arena of CPU usage.
It all comes down to this: for pure hardcore gaming experience, users should consider the perfect choice to be the Venice AMD Athlon 3000+. However, for everyday activities and desktop applications, in general the Intel 530 is the better choice.
In the e-market, you can find the AMD 64 3000+ at a price close to US$145 while the Intel 530 is more expensive at US$185.