I really dont see what you all are raving over.
Firstly, Do you think Microsoft would tell people that its 'Vista' can get the best out of linux servers (just for argument sake), if it would boost their sales?
Like hell they would.
Too much fanatism, and club-ism. Like, its a tribal war lol. Sometime, belive it or not, a company will let another one profit, if IT does...
They're making profits in two ways
Firstly they're promoting for ASUS
which undoubtedly has to pay them.
SEcondly they're promoting the ATI GPU.
Think about it - these intel chips would normally be sellers.
But now ATI (AMD/) promotes itself by saying - "hey, did you know that those chips work excellently with ours?)
It may see like they're debasing themselves - but its all strategy.