JAB_Creations - 5:41 pm on Sep 21, 2010 (gmt 0)
Intel hates consumers and AMD kicks total donkey.
Sure Intel CPU's might perform better however you pay out the donkey for it. Worse is that you can't even upgrade in the same socket! The long term value of an Intel system directly correlates to how long the motherboard lasts which means Asus motherboard owners are also totally screwed since Asus is too busy flooding the market and RMAing new expensive boards with crappy used ones.
AMD on the other hand has value, performance, and long term viability. I don't need 100 FPS if my LCD is limited to 60Hz and hence only 60FPS.
Also my X3 720 (unlocked to an X4) can be dropped in to an AM3+ motherboard meaning to go do a full socket switch I can replace as little as a single part at a time versus replacing both the CPU and motherboard. On top of that let's say I get an AM3+ motherboard, I might not get an AM3+ CPU all that quickly and eventually when I do it'll be a later revision (lower power/higher clock).
There is just no way you could convince me that Intel has any long term viable worth for gaming, my production environment, or anything. It comes down to either knowing how to see through their hype and understanding enough about the products to make a wise investment. $50 to upgrade the CPU you've already paid for? I didn't have to pay a penny to unlock a fourth core and I didn't have to ask AMD for that...and Intel has to ask you for $50? Is Intel really hurting that badly in the wallet? No, they just don't care about giving consumers a great product that will last for a reasonable amount of money.