Re: Dude, you are so full of it, it is not even funny
Well, Mr Hand, your own empirical server-based evidence aside, I'm an ex-AMD fanboi who regularly chucked Intel's finest in the bin and replaced them with shiny new K5 & K6 parts. It was AMD or nothing. Simple as. But when the first Core pieces rolled out from Intel, around eight or so years back I guess, I began to notice disappointing desktop performance against the various comparable Athlons of the day. I put this down to bad chipset selection, as in cheapie laptop designs (Yes Packard-Bell, hang your head).
Over time my observations and suspicions crystallised into a definite recognition that these new Core thingies were blinding. In the many years since crappy Prescott bit the dust, I have not had a single AMD-powered desktop or laptop that can match Intel's newer chippery, in comparable situations (by price point or CPU speed). And please, remember I came to this position from one of disbelief that my favoured champion had seemingly slipped so far.
This still holds true today; when asked to come on-site to assist with sluggish desktops or laptops, I almost groan aloud when I see the now-dreaded AMD sticker on the front. I know before starting that I can get the performance so good and no better. I have no idea why this is. It is simply the experience of many hundreds of different machines over about an eight-year period.
I am, in truth, saddened by this. I like the underdog to succeed. But I do hope I'm not called out as also being 'full of it'!