Video: Are Intel Core CPUs Better than this Robot?

Ah yes, the Super Bowl. Even if you're not a fan of the sport, the television commercials are (sometimes) reason enough to tune into the biggest U.S. sporting event of the year.

Intel forked out at least $2.5 million to air a commercial to draw attention to the company's mainstreaming of its Nehalem technology – now ready for the mass market at 32nm.

Which would you prefer to take home – the latest Core i7 or that robot?

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • 4trees
    the core i7.

    I doubt the robot has HDMI ports.
  • grillz9909
    4treesthe core i7.I doubt the robot has HDMI ports.
    ...and an i7 does?
  • Greg_77
    I think that robot was just depressed because it uses an AMD processor ;)
  • mdillenbeck
    Considering the robot was a hallucination induced by the corporate kool-aid they were all drinking, I'd have to go with the i7... but then again, that kool-aid might be pretty cool.

    (Hey Bender, wanna go kill some humans?...)
  • there both better than that lousy halftime performance
  • envolva
    I take the reliable i7 over a sentimental robot anytime.
  • Shadow703793
    envolvaI take the reliable i7 over a sentimental robot anytime.Agreed. And before we know it... robots will take over teh world!
  • aracheb
    Shadow703793Agreed. And before we know it... robots will take over teh world!
    a least with some ethical manners, not with monopolistic and questionable business practices..
  • cadder
    I don't know anything about the robot but the new "i" processors are awesome. The thing I like about them is that their turbo mode brings power to the masses that was previously only available to overclocking hobbyists. Of course you can still get a little more by overclocking but for most people there is no longer a reason to do it. I've built 2 machines for my company with the i5 and they run faster than my overclocked Q9400 and overclocked E8500.
  • ill take the robot and a AMD APU to go along with it