Originally Posted by GlockZoR IV
jy, you're the one who isn't listening.
AMD aren't as good for Graphic Design as you might think, they are budget chips, mostly aimed at gamers, Intel worked with the Quadro division of nVidia, to develop a way to get the chip and card to work faster together.
Why do you think people run Intel in Mac's etc?
Well, some people run intel macs because they think it's a status symbol. In my college, most of the people who are "mac" people have no idea of the history of apple and have never owned another mac than their ipod and their 1 macbook. I grew up on macs, my first was the first edition of the ibook years ago. Macs used to be the standard for photo/video editing, but pcs have come a long way in stability and performance. I would probably own a mac if it weren't for the fact it takes and act of god and 3 days to change 1 part in their cases, as compared to any standard PC which would only take an hour and little work.
And to say AMD is crap compared to intel....
The only thing intel has on them is hyperthreading in this situation. The sun workstations at my school are AMD Opteron based and perform just as quick as newer intel iMacs when it comes to doing rendering and other operations in Adobe CS5. It's about how many cores(or threads) and clock speed. I have yet to see a major difference between the chips when they're clocked exactly the same, and same number of threads(or cores in amd cases) are used.