Intel found in July 18, 1968 is the worlds leading consumer CPU manufacturer. It can be found in just about every home, and in most cases everyday laptops. The company has traditionally out performed their competitor AMD except in price. Their processors are the fastest consumer processors available on the open market. Their i7 processor is currently the fastest processor money can buy out performing anything AMD can throw at it. This is mainly due to AMD processors utilizing more cores, but most software does NOT utilize 8 cores. If your looking to build a gaming computer and your not on a tight budget Intel is the way to go. Pair your new Intel processor with a Nvidia graphics card and your all set and ready to destroy anything that is thrown at you for the next few years or so with minor upgrades if any.