I'm trying to buy an advanced desktop. Several questions:
1) What is the competitive AMD CPU corresponding to Inter i7 Ivy/Sandy Bridge? It looks from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandy_Bridge that only Ivy Bridge has native USB 3.0 support, while Sandy Bridge doesn't. Without considering the prices, what is the most advanced core for desktops (only Intel cores and AMD cores are considered) ?
2) As for Nvidia vs. ATI, which has better performance and better OpenCL supports? Which one is better---- Nvidia Cuda tech. vs. ati-stream-sdk ??