Interesting stuff, thanxs for the headups.As someone who has sold AMD for the past 6+ years, all my computers are AMD powered CPU - these current Phenom CPUs, while FASTER than the previous AMD64 CPUs (by clock per core speed), the top end Phenom just touches a mid-range C2D chip at about the same price. There is a design bug in the current chips that is also costing a 10~50% peformance loss. So perhaps next Springs revised (Stepping) of the Phenom will fix these problems.
Want to get more for your money, get a C2D now... Intel's strangle hold on the market has hurt AMD's R&D abilities. ie: Dell starts selling AMD systems just when intel finally shipped a CPU that wasn't so slow. Keep in mind, the older Netburst design (Pentium D / 4) was far slower than AMD 64 than AMD64/Phenom is to the Core2Duo.
I doubt that most Intel "fanboys" are yelling for AMD blood, at least not the ones that understand open markets.The intel fanboys yell for the blood of AMD - which is foolish.
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