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I would have to say in what price range and for what purpose?

$500 minimalist gaming rig? AMD.

$1500 "enthusiast" rig? Intel. This may or may not change when BD comes out. All of the pricing and performance specs are pretty much guesses at this point.
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post #22 of 64
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I would have to say in what price range and for what purpose?

$500 minimalist gaming rig? AMD.

$1500 "enthusiast" rig? Intel.
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post #23 of 64
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No, Intel's latest CPU vs AMD's old generation CPU...
They're on the market together, priced against each other. It's the highest performing AMD CPU for desktops on the market right now. I'd say that's a very fair comparison.
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post #24 of 64
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I would have to say in what price range and for what purpose?

$500 minimalist gaming rig? AMD.

$1500 "enthusiast" rig? Intel. This may or may not change when BD comes out. All of the pricing and performance specs are pretty much guesses at this point.
Actually for about 50$ more you could beat the phenom 2 rig with a sandy i3 rig...just built my gf a desktop for under 500.
    
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I prefer Intel for motherboard choices, but in reality they perform similarly when game settings are maxed.
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Intel and i7 960. Intel is for performance builds due to the great overclocking abilities and AMD is for budget builds for they're great in ugh I don't know what there good at that Intel doesn't succeed in...
     
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Yeah, AMD is worse in pretty much worse in every way right now. I like them a lot, but that is mostly for their GPUs which I think are pretty neat. The only think I can think of in their favor is motherboard pricing, and that is pretty marginal.
 
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I prefer Intel for motherboard choices, but in reality they perform similarly when game settings are maxed.
They don't. They really, really don't. (Depends on the game, though.)
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post #29 of 64
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They don't. They really, really don't. (Depends on the game, though.)
Yea the 2500k performs 10% better than the 1100t in games while only being 10 bucks more.
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AMD because they get sued less.....

Intel still hasn't come close to the overclocking ability of PhII. Clarkdale was a good try, but the IMC totally killed it.
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