Originally Posted by Capwn
Exactly. AMD has their place, No doubt.
I have an AMD proc, and ATI gpu in my HTPC.. Last 4 Sig Rig proc's were AMD..
I just get really irked when AMD kids try to act like just because they paid less for their proc, that somehow makes it better...
This is Overclock.net, Faster = Better, Period END OF STORY !!
Actually faster = better is NOT the whole story...
One of the main points in even overclocking to begin with is to get more performance out of a cheaper chip! So, a CPU which cost $100 that could be on par with a $200 chip is a great value/deal, and the whole point in being an overclocker to begin with is about getting more value out of your chip! Phenom IIs are pretty good overclockers, it's just too bad they aren't much cheaper... (AMD would capitalize big time!)
Unfortunately for Intel, AMD has been kicking them sideways in price vs performance, it's true, however, with the release of Bulldozer, Intel may NOT be all that and a bag of chips anymore!!!
Nevertheless, Sandy Bridge is definitely a great set of chips (for now), & it's $200 to $300 for i5/i7 respectively, but better than this, it completely destroys all current AMD CPUs in performance.... What AMD CPU is going to stack up to the i5-2500k???? 5 GHz on Air?
Cough *bow down* cough..
Alas, Intel reign as supreme master of the universe may very well be short lived indeed!!! (I'm anticipating Bulldozer to PLOW INTEL OVER!)
Paying $100 - $140 for a CPU that is definitely fast enough that you can also OC to get even better performance seems very intelligent, I don't care how fast Sandy Bridge is.. The Athlon II X4 & Phenom II X4 are definitely stellar CPUs & they are cheap!!! What is there not to like, cheap & good, win + win = win, still!
If you paid $300 for a CPU that goes 5 GHz but it doesn't produce 100% more performance than the $100 to $150 CPUs, it's NOT GOOD ENOUGH!Edited by _GTech - 2/7/11 at 10:10pm