Originally posted by uzi9mm
Ok than, your one of those type of "people"
Yeah AMD is good at gaming. But a Pentium will smear AMD in most multitasking apps. You can't have the best of both worlds........
OK then smart-arse, which multitasking apps? You haven't substantiated your argument - where's the hardware configuration? The software used - was such a combination fair?
You can't deal with this comparison without also looking at external factors such as the changing nature of the environment you're operating under - AMD is gaining great ground in the corporate arena. Then there's hardware-specific bottlenecks, such as heat dissipation - Intel is smoking toast even at stock speeds, whereas AMD has plenty or room to manoeuvre..with additional space of dual and even quad-core CPU's. It's why the likes of Lucas are snapping up AMD-based rigs to help in the production of Star Wars films, as performance gains only in certain benchmarks are not the be and end all..
Remember that not EVERYONE can afford expensive servers, or have to worry so much about CPU sockets, as is the current case with Intel. Plus, AMD is not JUST good at gaming - especially when you have to factor into this equation that beyond a certain speed irrespective of AMD or Intel, you HAVE to have an expensive grafix card; the money saved buying AMD DOES allow you the right to go up a level and into the pro arena. Stop believing the BS coming from Intel PR people, and join the party.
Competition - like knowledge - is good for you! Enjoy.