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Instead AMD has carved out a value niche where they offer unparalleled bang for the buck. If you don't need the speediest of the speedy, you can get decent performance from an AMD APU especially for a song. I'm especially behind when it comes to Intel's integrated gfx (Iris), but last I heard AMD's integrated graphics were far superior even while CPU performance lagged. Most of the cheap gaming laptops will pack AMD APUs and a lot of HTPCs and budget gaming rigs will as well. It's really stunning how cheap an AMD APU upgrade can be, especially if you can recycle your current case, PSU and drives. An APU, mobo and RAM might run you less than an older core i3 processor alone.
So if you can afford it, you get intel and a dedicated graphics card. If money is tight or the use you're putting a particular machine to is lighter, there are places where AMD's value is sought after. Be sure to check out the thread on AMD Zen. It's possible that they could reclaim a lot of ground this year and compete with Intel in more areas.
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What you didn't mention is what you plan to do with the PC. AMD Processors would work for gaming/light-med. work and Intel would be for gaming, high levels of work and recording/encoding. It all depends on your plans for the PC :P