1. Technical Satisfaction: Intel
Technical Satisfaction Rating: 89.7
The chip maker crushed the competition in the product quality and reliability criterion, earning a survey-topping 109.3 in the Processors category. Intel's scores in four of the five criteria handily beat those of its rivals; however, as in 2011, AMD won the price for performance criterion by a considerable margin. Still, Intel's overall score for technical satisfaction was nearly six points higher than second-place AMD's.