Originally Posted by 996gt2
Sandy Bridge has a 15% IPC advantage over Nehalem. I'd hardly call that small. In addition, SB can clock much higher than Nehalem. How many 4.2+ GHz Socket 1156/1366 quads to you see? Now compare that to the clocks of SB quads and you'll see many of them are pushing close to 5 GHz for 24/7 use.
Socket 1156 has had a ~2 year lifespan, but tbh if you have a socket 1156 processor today it's still faster than everything out there (except Sandy Bridge). So it's far from obsolete.
My friend, u are lost in technical gibberish, when underlying logic needs to prevail.
"Faster" is on the way out dude... homeowner don't need speed, the need unfettered multiplicity.
Intel is great for high-end stuff where cost/performance is critical and necessary (I use Intel exclusively at work). What most Intel 'fanboys" don't grasp, is the same thing with the BAPCo deal... artificial is just that. Everyday work isn't speed, it unfettered use.
Most of the people who tout Intel, do so because of their ego, not reality. All they r doing, is perpetrating Intel's marketing, of server chips onto the general populace... (Intel designs high-end server chips, then as a one-off revenue scheme, markets the same chips to home owners, via BAPCo.)
Nearly 100% of home user don't care, don't need Intel chips. They want them for their own persona. It ignorance that fuels this argument. Most here do not even acknoweldge what a computer system is.. and that money saved can be spent elsewhere to balance your system.
AMD Systems come with a free SSD (is the way I think of it).
What retard is going to go on & on about an i7... when it too powerful for what he is using it for anyways. And if they truly need more, does that same retard no understand, his needs do not mimic the general population, but a very small sub-set of Enthusiast/OC'r ..?
More people will be using fusion day-to-day, than Intel in just 3 years time. Heuristics predict this.