I'm about to buy a new PC that will run Windows 7.
Do certain CPUs offer certain advantages for Windows 7?
As a rule of thumb, more expensive CPUs yield better performance and more features; but I'd like to know the marginal benefit of each tier.
- Do some CPUs support virtualization much better than others?
- Past a certain threshold, will more expensive CPUs support Windows 7 better than others?
- And if there is such a threshold, what is that threshold?
I'm also very interested in the AMD/Intel dichotomy; so if you could elaborate on that, that would be great.