Almost everyone in this post has acted like a member of a rival gang. The bloods are in with AMD and the crips with Intel, stupid crap. Is it really worth getting your pannies all in a bunch over a few competing companies? The answer is no, and I know that you might take "pride" in your CPU company, but seriously, get a life. Honestly, we should buy what is performing the best for the time being or buy whatever fits your budget (Intel & AMD right now, respectively). Building a computer, whether an every day or enthusiast, is not about representing for your CPU manufacturer like many of you would wish...
The fanboyism needs to stop, be open minded for a change! If Ford produced a car that pumped out 600HP and snapped a speedo in 3 seconds flat for the same price that Dodge produced a car with 500HP and did 0-60 in 4.5 seconds just because you're a Dodge fanboy? Hell no! The faster the better, no matter who makes it! (not taking into consideration quality issues, but that doesn't matter as both AMD AND Intel's processors are well made)
IF you are a fanboy (and you know who you are *COUGH* jori *COUGH*), get over your stupid pride and use your brain for all of 10 seconds in an effort to remove fanboyism.
OH and by the way, every AMD discussion MUST involve intel because the two are INSEPARABLE. Every move made by AMD is one made to combate what Intel is doing, and vice versa. To speak about AMD without a mention of what Intel might be doing in it's labs, is to speak about Dodge's new 600HP viper without mentioning Chevy's retalliation, the 600HP Vette.
PHEW! That was a big rant, but just my