Intel sucks. Well, not really...but whenever I've compared side-by-side an AMD with a fairly equal Intel (or in some cases, even "better")...having the same graphics cards, amount of memory etc. I tend to always see a bit better speed performance with the AMD--from just loading windows, to running many apps, to those games. I never really switched...though I prefer good 'ol AMD. I think it's about time to build another computer though, this one's a bit old. I'm so cheap
...but not cheap enough for Intel! Hehe.