I'm in the early planning stages for my next big computer upgrade which will involve CPU, mobo and RAM. Ive always owned AMDs and havent had any problems with them, but this go around I kinda convinced myself I wanted to give Intel a try. So i'm looking at CPUs on newegg and am trying to figure out what the extra money gets you with intel. Often there is a huge difference in price, and the specs arent that much different.
Im not specifically looking at either of those, but its just an example. Ive always gone into CPU purchases looking at 2 things. Clock speed and bus speed. That was back in the single core era and now with quad cores im at a loss. I would assume that the I7 is better in some way...
What should i look for with processors? how big of a role does the cache play regarding the speed?