Originally Posted by JF-AMD
I would say that there is no "one" winner. This is not the superbowl. The market is huge and there are lots of subsections of the market.
But in the Enthusiast market, it's ALL about the best CPU within a price bracket...
If a person can afford the best, then it's all about the best performance, they won't hear it any other way either...
So you could say, but this or but that, but when a customer walks into my store with the money, and says..
"I want the best." I tell them the price, they say, "Not a problem, how long will it take you?"
The only time cores & performance doesn't matter is when you are talking to people who are more concerned about the money..
If you look at Apple & their expensive products which sell A LOT, they can teach you something, because there is a rather profitable market for "The Best" believe me..
While the cheaper CPUs may make CPU MFGs more money, that doesn't mean they can't win anything by making Enthusiast Chips, truly not the case...
BTW Apple is buying Sandy Bridge, that has got to hurt bad...Edited by _GTech - 2/11/11 at 6:30pm