Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 19th Sep 2010 20:32 UTC, submitted by sawboss
Intel On a Windows Vista or Vindows 7 disk, all versions of the operating system are present, from Starter to Ultimate, and everything in between. So, if you want too upgrade to a more capable version of Windows down the road, all you need to do is pop the Windows disk in, let Windows Anytime Upgrade do its thing, and you're done. It seems like Intel is experimenting with a similar technology... For its processors.
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So apparently, It is intel's fault they can't read your mind and figure which processors should offer the arbitrary features you "expect to" because you are too lazy to check the actual specs for the product you are buying?

It is when someone gets a higher-end processor, expecting it to be more capable, and then they realize that it doesn't have what many people would consider a higher-end feature. And then when they realize that some random lower-end processor they sell *does* have this feature, shit hits the fan. Is it really such a bad thing to expect a more powerful, expensive processor to have more powerful features? Really?

I have no clue how moving over to AMD is going to change that for the better.

Well, just about every recent and semi-recent AMD processor has hardware virtualization, and a lower price in general. Which is why the last couple computers I recommended to people had AMD processors inside. And AMD, so far, isn't pulling this shit on us (so far...).

So far, I haven't been bit by Intel since AMD's been a cheaper in general for approximate (or more) power and more features, but all this stuff adds up. My opinion of Intel is not too high right now. With AMD, so far at least you get what you expect... Intel's line (all the way down to their completely non-descriptive names) is a horrendously complicated mess.

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