Originally Posted by IcedEarth
Hell even when AMD where in the lead with Athlon, practically everyone still had P4 for some strange reason.
It couldn't be because Intel bought out companies such as HP and Fujitsu to hide AMD products on their websites...
Also, when I was working at Fry's Electronics, most of the middle-aged to elderly hadn't even heard of AMD and thus refused to buy a system that sported it, instead opting to go with something they deemed more "reliable."
In any case, if Bulldozer fails compared to even Sandy Bridge, I will be disappointed, but still make it my next upgrade as I have never had a reason to have the "best," (I'm a private citizen, I don't run a render farm, do medical imaging, engineering, or much content creation to where every second counts) AMD has always met my needs at the right price. One of the reasons I like AMD is that when they have the best, they still price it competitively which is something Intel is just learning to do (with Sandy Bridge). Even when AMD's Athlon 64 FX was $1000, Intel still priced its inferior Pentium 4 EE at $1000. You can all thank AMD for the i5 2500k being 230 USD and not twice that because of how competitively AMD sells six-cores for.
I much prefer AMD's upgrade bath too, when I have my AM3+ motherboard, I will be able to stick an Enhanced Bulldozer into where as the poor Intel customers have to upgrade their socket every damned time Intel makes a new CPU, they don't even keep their enthusiast chips on the same socket as their mainstream ones anymore! I can't imagine what goes on in people's brains when they hand Intel all those piles of hard earned cash, all the while Intel is laughing all the way to the bank.
AMD had been on top since the K6 and it wasn't until the Core 2 that they really started to dwindle in comparison. Of course you can blame that on less money for R&D from Intel disgusting business practices and overall brand recognition. Either way, Intel's lead is only an arbitrary number game the likes of which I will not buy into.
Anyone remember Cyrix?Edited by dodger.blue - 4/28/11 at 8:09am