ths agument is just gona spark hatereds... i like amd casue its cheap and has good preformance, intel lovers like the ball to the wall speed and stability. its what you like in a computer... but i can see this making people get very angry already, i myself have lost firends this way, just liek the mac vs. pc(pcs won by the way) fued.
actually in most practical cpu marks amd keeps right up intel in all benchmarks witch shouldn't be, since most intel chips are running at higher Mhz. You can't always judge speed using Mhz. and i've never ever had any of my amd systems crash (my first was a dx2-80mhz)
the amd has a better architecture, so it can compare to a faster cpu speed. thats why they came up with the whole 1800+etc thingy..
an athlon runing at 1.5 is as good or better then a 1.8gig p4, the benchmarks have spoken before, and they will forever.