The underlying philosophy of Intel’s approach to CPU design is to focus on maximizing per-core performance and efficiency. This is a contrast to AMD’s Bulldozer, which backs off slightly from per-core performance to emphasize aggregate throughput.
As I've been saying, if you're a gamer, or are more interested in per core performance Sandy Bridge is the way to go. Bulldozer will get roflstomped in gaming benchmarks just like Phenom II.
AMD is going after the server/business market, thats where the money is. That is not where I or any other gamer needs to be going. 8 fail cores vs 4 fast cores, its a clear choice unless you're a heavy multi-tasker AMD has nothing to offer.
Whats more by AMDs own admission if you get the bulldozer cpu and play dual threaded games you're basically running on less than 2 cores worth of performance with no way to augment it.Edited by BallaTheFeared - 4/5/11 at 11:17am