but after reading all 5 pages of this thread, ive noticed some things and have a few questions of my own that relatae to the subject.
First, is it just me or does this whole intel vs amd thing look a lot like the old mac vs pc debate? Macs were (in some areas today) better than pc's, but had a slower clock speed. for some reason i find this to be very interesting...
second, to address the first post about why intel is more popular (i belive that was the question, lol) is because home, office, and education department buyers will almost NEVER do their homework as someone has mentioned. They will buy in bulk what is either cheapest, easiest, or addiqute for the job they want it for. If they could research a little and figure out how to really use a computer and how it works, they may just realize how amd can overtake intel today. Almost all computer users today have one thing in common. They are afraid of them and think they are too complex for a human to understand. If people knew as much as they do about cars as they do computers, no one would know about cruse control, people would be wondering how to use the "window wipping devices", etc. (if you care, www.computerjokes.net
). they way i learned about computers is because a friend said i needed more ram and i tried to steal some off the internet :-p
thirdly, someone said something about Intel's stock being a much better choice. Without having any formal finacial education, i would beg to differ. Management is much easier for AMD than intel, the number of supporters is hugly increasing, they have great revinue, more companies are starting to use AMD's chips.... basically, AMD is alread on the bottom, where Intel has room to fall....
finally, i have a quick question... why does
intel have higher clock speeds and lower performance... i've always kind of wondered this, known how to calculate the "real" clock speed, w/e but never known why. I figure it has to do with the FSB or something, but im not completelly sure, so could anyone shed some light on that?
thats pretty much my input for this thread, sorry if im carrying this off topic