I just reviewed AMD Phenom X4 965 Black Ed. This procie has very good price/performance ratio, and most important, its performance can compare with i7 in several cases, not to mention it has superb performance compared with others in similar series. It has 3,4 Ghz speed with price as low as $75
1. The 965 costs $175, not $75!
2. Phenom II 965 vs i7 930 - cpubenchmark
. What does this mean? The 930 is the performance choice. The 965 is the Value-for-money choice.
Go with the one that suits your budget.