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AMD vs Intel - The Gaming Sweetspot

Posted on Tuesday, October 27 2009 @ 04:04:29 CET by

I would say that most long time tech readers will remember that fateful summer day in 2006 when Intel finally brought an end to the period of hateful Intel Pentium 4 and Pentium D processors, unleashing their secret weapon that turned the tables of CPU warfare. Prior to this, AMD had a three year long performance and value for money crown while Intel continued to release multiple iterations of their Netburst based processors, hoping that they could fend off the smaller underdog with clock speed alone. No doubt that this worked just fine in terms of mass orders to OEMs, many DIY builders were left feeling unsatisfied to say the least. I am an optimist however and strongly believe that most bad patches don't last forever and in the context of a huge and profitable chip giant such as the likes of Intel, I'm surely right and on that note, it truly seemed as though AMD were practically caught napping amidst their acquisition of ATi.

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