I've been researching processors lately and it seems like intel pretty much trounces AMD in many aspects (except multithreading). I feel like intel is the obvious choice to go (i3), but......
AMD keeps the same socket for a while. It seems like the AM3+ is good through 2015 at least. Intels processors, however, seem to die off once they have a new chipset....which is gonna happen with Haswell.
So I'm wondering if AMD will be better in the long run for me. I plan on playing a few games, but it doesn't have to be max settings. I've been researching in building a PC and I was really pushing toward intel until I started learning about CPU sockets.
Can anyone confirm or deny this please?
There is no such thing as future proofing. AMD changes it's motherboards just as much as Intel. If you want to get Intel because it performs better in whatever you are doing then get it.