michael compared a 1000€ cpu to an 240€ amd cpu this is only a joke! really!
even a AMD Opteron 6276 only cost you 724,99 € and you can put it into a single socket mainboard. the intel 3960X cost in germany 920€-1000€
if he really want to compare amd vs intel he should buy a AMD Opteron 6276 as a competitor against the 3960X
intels hardware PR-marketing gift turn people into brainless zombies.