In the world of CPU processors, whose is the best is always in question as the balance has swung in both directions in this war of the silicon wafer. Intel has been the leader many times and on many levels and markets, and although Texas upstarts AMD have given them a fair share of competition, Intel seems to always come out on top.
AMD’s FX series of CPUs propelled them into the limelight in the desktop environment, but their Opteron CPUs failed to make the impact AMD had hoped in the server domain as did the Turion CPUs in the mobile market. AMD makes a good product when they are at the top of their game, but Intel still maintains the overall leader position in all these platforms and that equates to better sales numbers. Only those gamers who just love AMD are really into the whole AM2 platform at the moment, and that is due to the mass popularity of Intel’s Core 2 CPU line which is dominating the desktop environment.
The CPUs and systems in this round of competition were submitted to me as high-end, desktop systems/ workstation, but the truth is these systems cost so much that there is no way anyone but the rich could afford these systems as just their gaming machine.
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