Yeah. Intel is faster (right now), but AMD has the price/performance.
I am an AMD guy myself, so I'm not really in a good position to give advice on it. I do know AMD's next gen comes out around Q3 (AM2+, quads).
If you have the dough, going for the fastest will work. If you can't afford it, go with AMD. Either way, it will be outdated in a few months LOL.
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