Originally Posted by PoopaScoopa
Son. 2500K is $150-180. There's your price/performance ratio.
The only thing they compete in is the eMachine market.
I am in absolute awe of your lack of understanding. That graph is meant to reveal the instructions per clock of the chips in question. It also ignores all the optimizations made in the architectures to allow cores to work together best as possible (hyper threading or otherwise.)
This graph shows us at 3ghz how much work a single core with a single thead will accomplish. However, it does not show us how effective the multi-thread and multi-core optimizations of each architecture are. It also does not show us the fact that AMD chips tend to be clocked much higher. Instructions per clock wouldn't matter if it was twice as much as the competitor and only clocked at 800mhz. It simply isn't the whole story.
Now if you go and look at actual, real world scenarios (not benchmarks) you'll find that the AMD chips fare very well. In fact they do fantastically well and crush Intel when you compare an AMD chip and board of a certain price to an Intel chip and board of the same price.
The silly benchmark was really just a massive troll on Tom's part. Publishing that garbage only caused mass fanboyism to live again. They knew this well before they published it and did so any way. Great strategy, definitely got them hits, hits, and more hits.Edited by Licht - 8/7/11 at 1:25pm