We at The CPU
Scorecard do not, as a rule, dislike Intel
processors. On the contrary, it is our opinion that Intel has
deservedly won its top spot in the CPU market because, until recently, it
has always powered the fastest PCs. Our CPU
Scorecard benchmarks are based on the most objective and accurate
numbers we can compile. The ranking of Intel's processors within our lists
will always reflect these cold, hard measurements.
What may be reflected in some of our editorial
tone is a preference for a healthy, competitive marketplace where
alternative technologies can compete fairly without undo
interference from the market leaders.
Intel has held this leadership role because it has arguably had the
best technology and foresight in the industry. It is our view that,
because of its position, the corporate Intel (as well as AMD, VIA, and
the rest) thus has an increased responsibility to not only encourage
a vibrant and diverse array of ideas for the benefit of its customers, but
be seen to encourage it.
Under the closer scrutiny Intel's prominence attracts, it remains an
open question whether they have always maintained this responsibility. We,
as consumers, are the ultimate judge in this respect.