|In old days Athlon XP used to be a good chip.|
In early dual core days pentium D used to be a bad CPU(beaten by A64 x2).
I don't know why u are comparing two different processors from two different comapanies(AMD & INTEL). U can't install them on the same board.
In theory more cores are better than less cores.
You know the real meaning of peace only if you have been through the war.