I've been kind of out of the computer scene for a while and one thing I'm noticing now is that comparable processors from Intel cost way more than AMD processors.
3.2ghz Quad Cores:
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz - $155
ntel Core i7-960 Bloomfield 3.2GHz - $570
3.2ghz Six Cores
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz - $275
Intel Core i7-970 Gulftown 3.2GHz - $900
There are differences a bit in cache size and chip size (32nm over 45nm) but how does that justify upwards of triple cost? Is Intel really just making that superior of a CPU these days?
CPU: AMD Phenom II X3 720 @ 2.8ghz RAM: G.Skill RipJaw DDR3 1600, 8gb - 2gbx4 GPU: ASUS HD 5770 (1gb, 850/1200) MOBO: BIOSTAR TA790GXB3 PSU: Antec Earthwatts 650W