Intel is just plain awesome, they are infamous for producing intel pentium processors. Pretty much we owe it to them that our computers are running and fast if so. Other than that, my father was employed with Intel and he said it was great. They are a good business with evolving ideas and items for computers. A job my dad had on the software side of technical engineering was working on the infiniband. It was a 2.5gigabits per second data transfer project that is now currently in use. It seems that Intel always finds ways to go to the max on everything. You cannot go wrong with Intel brand items. They are the most reliable.