Originally Posted by Mediocre
Have always favored the 'faster' of the two (dont care if I run Intel or amd, whoever is faster). Its unfortunate that AMD is a full die shrink behind. That is really going to hurt them, and AFAIK they need to skip a shrink to catchup (unless intel hits a wall at 45 and can't go smaller)
AMD has pretty much always been a die shrink behind. Even when they had the performance lead, they were a die shrink behind. For example, Presler and Cedar Mill P4s are 65nm, but AMD was crushing them with the 90nm K8 chips. Intel pulled ahead with the new Core microarchitecture. It's the architecture that makes the biggest difference, not the die size.