Yes kiddies, that's right, Intel blows big time. They are half rate, high heat, power hogging processors. I prefer my AMD FX-55 with SLi graphics technology, but that is me. Personally, if you are thinking about a new computer, go with AMD64 3500+ or better (make sure no matter what it is 939 pin). I have an old P4 system (423pin), and it is terrible in comparison to my old AMD XP system, with basically the same configs and everything.
DIE INTEL, WHY WON'T YOU JUST DIE!!!
BTW, I OCed my FX-55 to 3.4GHz with Vapochill cooling (it was not easy by any means...) Truly, AMD is the Uber King of overclocking!