Clairvoyant, i agreed with you. If the class of non-technical minded consumers of PC, Laptop, Tablet and of course smartphone do really care about components espacially processors that drive the devices, market share ratio would be very different.
For the average computer user, the CPU brand isn't going to matter. However, when it comes to high end gaming or workstation computers, there are differences. There is the constant battle between the manufacturers to have the highest processing power CPU's at good prices. AMD used to have the best processors for the price when they first released the Athlon 64 series. Since then, Intel has taken a big lead with their processors. I believe Intel still holds the largest portion of the marketplace.
You have many factors into consideration to choose system running on either of the 2 processors. In the past, i went to market to buy computer i wasnt care really much about Intel or AMD processor in the end i went for system based on Intel.
Few years later --- as the machine getting old incapable to handle my tasks, then if the new system is not AMD based i would not buy. Why?
Here are my reasons: Speed, Jitter, Interrupt and also OS is another important stuff to watchout for - Windows XP or 7 but Windows Vista disaster for me, surely get rid of it if any of my systems runs it.
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