I don't believe this is true anymore since Intel's Sandybridge was released. The i3 2100 will out perform any AMD in its price range and you could find the i3 2100 as low as $99. But if your talking about multi tasking then that might be a different story. I also belive the Intel's Ivorybridge is compatible with the Sandybridge chipset so it looks like its more future proof than AMD atm. ( so I've read, could be wrong though). Until I see AMD Bulldozer's benchmarks I'm sticking with Intel.