Originally posted by P.P. Mguire
amd i best for gaming and thats hands down. look at any gaming forum(besides this one) and you will see that they all run amd(well most of them).
i hardly call that hard facts AMD is better. most gamers run AMD because they can't afford Intel rig's and want the best performing rig they can have that fits there budgets.
You will see ALOT of XP line gaming machines (considered old/outdated now), and now you will see more A64 machines coming up. A decent P4 overclocked rig will out do certain A64's in the hands of a non-overclocker/beginner, i still see that (especially with the 754sockets). It's only when overclocked or tweaked that an A64 will really shine against the higher rates P4's. Modestly overclocked and tweaked the A64 will perform much better...but that takes time/money/alot of knowledge/and a pretty big risk (i dunno about you but gettin a $3K rig one day and frying it the next would PISS me off...)
the A64 style of overclocking is alot different than the older XP line and it can be "tricky". they also seem to be very picky about what memory they will overclock with best.