What makes Intel different from its competitors?
In most ways, Intel was at one point superior to its
competitors, but now with the cost of production as low as it is,
AMD is able to create equal-quality processors for less cost. Some
purists still stand by Intel, but for the most part, they are
relying on their niche market processor sales. Mostly, there isn't
too much variation in the way processors and other IC chips are
made, it mostly depends on personal preference. If you plan on
investing, I can't make too many claims, but as far as which
manufacturer to chose when buying a processor or computer, there's
no difference in quality between Intel and AMD. At one point there
may have been, but at this point, just go for the lowest price
between the two.