Originally Posted by droby1987
Come on, stop playing stupid. I have an Athlon Dual Core 4200 OC to 2.55GHz and I get blown out of the water by the new Conroes Core 2 Duos. Stop kidding yourself, I have gotten over the fact that AMD is falling behind and now it is time to move on to Intel. Once bigger and more expansive games come out, Intel will really shine and AMD will fall even further behind. And by the way, Intel is very well known for overclocking which AMD is not except for a few of their processors. Just live with the tough fact, Intel is better and thats that.
Well let's look at a little history...
In 1999, AMD came out with the Athlon, a processor that blew anything Intel had to offer out of the water. It was the world's first 7th generation (7x86) microprocessor and much more advanced than the Pentium III. Intel wasn't really able to compete until 2002, when they finally released the Northwood Pentium 4. By this time, AMD had already been making the extremely successful Athlon XP. They were making a name for themselves in the enthusiast and overclocking market. Yes, I said overclocking.
In April 2003, AMD released the Opteron, the world's first 8th generation x86 CPU. Once again, they pwned all Intel offerings, including the super expensive P4 extreme edition. They came out with the highly successful (and overclockable) Athlon 64 in Septemer of the same year.
In Feb 2004, Intel released the Prescott in a vain attempt to compete, but it was plagued with heat issues and was actually slower than the Northwood in games. When Intel finally released their 8th generation offering, The Core 2, it was summer 2006... more than 3 years after AMD released theirs. Intel is finally on top after all these years... but for how long?
AMD has their K8L in the works, which will be much better than the Core 2 and will likely bring AMD into the lead once again. As far as current K8 chips being poor overclockers... have you ever heard of the 3700+ San Diego or the Opteron 165 Denmark? People are getting well over 1GHz overclocks with these chips. AMD not known for overclocking? Yeah, right.