- May 18, 2010
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|System Name||My baby|
|Processor||Athlon II X4 620 @ 3.5GHz, 1.45v, NB @ 2700Mhz, HT @ 2700Mhz - 24hr prime95 stable|
|Motherboard||Asus M4A785TD-V EVO|
|Cooling||Sonic Tower Rev 2 with 120mm Akasa attached, Akasa @ Front, Xilence Red Wing 120mm @ Rear|
|Memory||16 GB G.Skills 1600Mhz|
|Video Card(s)||ATI ASUS Crossfire 5850|
|Storage||Samsung 1Tb EcoGreen hard drive|
|Case||Antec VSK 2000 Black Tower Case|
|Audio Device(s)||Onkyo TX-SR309 Receiver, 2x Kef Cresta 1, 1x Kef Center 20c|
|Power Supply||OCZ StealthXstream II 600w, 4x12v/18A, 80% efficiency.|
|Software||Windows Vista X64|
Since intel has the performance crown they can sell a chip that only cost a few dollars to make for $1000 because it's the fastest. If AMD did the same no-one would buy it so they sell it for much less because more people would buy it.
To a large extent Intel’s guerrilla marketing is so effective that when Intel doesn’t have the performance crown their fan base will still be just as strong if not stronger because the general public will always assume AMD is inferior due to its smaller market presence, the general public do not read reviews or obsess about benchmarks like us enthusiasts do and will opt to a slower $1,000 Intel over a faster $500 almost every time.