Intel's Core i3/i5 32nm chips slow in Windows 7
Even the diehard Intel supporter Anand sees that Intel's chips are not that good under Windows 7. The Core i5 661 3.33 GHz ($196) is substantially slower than Athlon II X3 435 ($100) at 2.9GHz in x264 encoding. BTW, it's just a total waste of silicon for Intel to glue those non-competitive integrated graphics with the 32nm CPUs -- people still need to buy a separate graphics card for some 3D fun. An AMD 785G motherboard by itself is capable of serious modern 3D fragging for $40.