Originally Posted by zmatt
Maybe you haven't been looking at application benchmarks. Intel chips have been faster at games, encoding, content creation etc. It's just not abstract numbers that don't apply to the real world.
hussein wasn't saying there isn't a difference, he was saying you don't notice
much of a difference.
now we notice differences because we are enthusiasts or extremists
the average user does not notice this because they just want to get their work done.
i installed another xeon and 2 more gig of RAM on one of our app servers in the summer. i noticed a nice difference running the apps, the users didn't even realize and they use these apps on a daily basis.