Originally Posted by damric
Yeah but also many more people own a Honda Civic. I don't know anyone that owns a 1960s Aston Martin DB4, or even a Lamborghini.
And, I bet your neighbor down the street doesn't know anyone with an i7 Extreme with Titan 4 way-SLI :thumb:They are really few and far between.
That's not a valid argument though. Just because you don't know, or don't have neighbors that have high end, or in the case of the car, low end, doesn't make the argument invalid. To me, what he said makes perfect sense.
Yeah, you can't really go back into history to compare. BUT....if realistically, you have a shelf life that exceeds the present, that's a different story to me.
In example, we're comparing a 99 Civic with a new alternator and clutch and upgraded intake and injectors to a 2014 Civic and 2014 Maxima. The maxima is faster, it's got a bigger engine, hands down (this is Intel in case you're not following here) and the Civic is more affordable. Which do you choose? Well, that comes to budget, gas mileage, (TDP), whether you need a faster car at all, if you want to pay for luxury, etc.
In the same regard, you have AMD and Intel. Both will reliably do what you need them to do, and both have their place, even in this Intel dominating time period, which in my belief will pass....But to compare high and low ends, you need to compare current offerings, I'll agree there.
However, here's the kicker....just because Maxima has a better engine doesn't mean I need to give up my 99 Civic. And that's really what matters, because that's where the dollar vote is at. Until my 99 Civic is obsolete and won't pass emission tests....I don't need an upgrade. Some will get a new car, some won't. Some want the fastest, some want the reasonable. It's just differences in what we all want. Why get mad lol this is what competition is all about, different strokes for different folks!