Originally Posted by kweechy;14352807
I'm sorry...I'm not fanboy of any company, but this is a completely absurd paragraph when Intel has offerings like the 2500k for $200.
Not around here. The only $200 stuff Intel sells in this country are very weak offerings, like ancient Pentium stuff, or old CoreDuo stuff at a discount, because no one wants them. The lowest cost usable Intel is weak stuff, like the i3, which would be $400 - while something decent is more like $800-1000.
Until Bulldozer gets released, I personally don't understand how AMD is selling anything other than Llano APUs right now. Intel has products at all the price points AMD does which all outperform the hell out of the AMD stuff.
AMD is selling because at lower price points, they make a superior product. The Neo is far better and more usable than the Atom, and the Athlon II blows the doors off of garbage like the duo-Pentium.
Not only that, but AMD doesn't force integrated graphics down everyone's throat - because nothing is worse than Intel's GMA garbage. Even the weakest AMD APU, running on the weakest processor, blows the doors off of sluggish, shared memory Intel offerings - that are embarrassingly weak.
I'm sure the top end BD chip won't quite match the 2600k, but at least Intel will see AMD nipping their heels once again.
Intel needs the competition, because they have been lax themselves, content with offering obsolescence like the i3/i5/i7 stuff when people want real improvements, like the i9 and i11 - which would be really Extreme, and not just some marketing ballyhoo like their Extreme i7 weakness.