Originally Posted by mongoman
i dont think thats true, i think intel always was and always will be the cpu leader as long as the two companies remain
Okay, show me as many benchmarks as you can proving me wrong.
Benchmarks show it is neck and neck with Intel's E5200, and actually out-performs the E5200 in the general application benchmarks (which includes popular Adobe & Microsoft products), and in video encoding. I was pleasantly surprised to see the X2 7750 keep pace with the E5200 in gaming too. One benchmark that kind of threw me was in Far Cry 2 where the X2 7750 beat out the E5200 by a distinct margin.
The 955 Black Edition actually keeps up with the Intel i7 Extreme 965 and beats it in gaming. In sythetic benchmarks, the i7 barely edges the 955 Black Edition. The i7 is ahead by a bit in editing. So, let's see.
955 Black Edition=$250 +/- $20
Intel i7 965 Extreme= Processor<$999
So, you're going to pay almost 4x the price for the 965 for a chip that performs worse or equal to one around $250?