Originally Posted by Jolly Roger
Someone just told me today:
He builds systems and the people that he builds them for generally tend to shy away from the choice of AMD because they've "heard of Intel". There is a huge power in advertising.
Pretty much this. When I was first interested in building my own PC, I researched Intel solely because I have heard of them and knew who they are. I had a HP laptop at the time with this weird thing called an "AMD Athlon x2" inside according to a sticker. Embarrassingly enough, I thought that was the GPU or something at the time.