Yeah, I knew people would say "But it doesn't beat it by that much!!!" and totally forget that the chip that doesn't beat it by that much also costs 1/2 as much.
Never denied that. I was just saying that people made it seem like it was going to be ridiculous power, like 2x better in all benchmarks and whatnot, especially after they were watching fugger push that conroe to insane limits.
Like the one dude said, it's 3 year old technology going against fresh new technology that I'm sure Intel has been working on for atleast the past 3 years now.
I didn't know enough about computers and the processor differences in 2000 or 2003. First known choice was an AMD XP-M in 2004 and I liked AMD, nothing really more than that. It was perfect timing because they had chips coming out that were newer and outperforming the older Intel technology.
My main point is simply I don't deny that Intel is on top of it's stuff right now. It's good thing though because I gotta stick with the computer I've got for a while now, so hopefully by the time that I'm ready to spend money on a brand new setup in 2-3 years, AMD will be coming out with something new and powerful.
Overall I just prefer AMD and the way they do business too.