I have ALWAYS owned AMD processors, first AMD I bought as a separate processor was the amazingly fast K6. Not relevant here I know, sorry. I have been out of the computer component world for a few years, not really keeping up with it like I use to. Now I am ready to upgrade my AMD 1055t and need some help. I am looking to get the AMD FX-8350(guess it isnt out yet). That will require me to get a new motherboard for AM3+ socket. My question here is I have been looking at Intel also. It seems they have just surpassed AMD by far. Would it be worth it for me to go ahead and change over to Intel now? Is Intel about to release and new "big" technology cpu and I should wait? Just use the desktop for internet and games. I will take all the info you guys are willing to offer. Thank you for your time!!