Originally Posted by Villainstone
Whether Intel did this or not they would have gained huge markets shares. As of right now and the past year or so Intels chips are just better. It didn't matter if Intel was forcing OEM's to buy their CPU's or not most consumers in the US want the best they can afford, and dollar for dollar Intel hold the crown for the moment. I say AMD should stop crying, take that lawsuit money and put it into R&D, or maybe pay back that money they borrowed from their teary eyed investors. And before the fanboy attacks start... I was using an AMD1200+ for the longest time, it replaced my P3 till I got a P4, and now a C2D. I was not impressed with with the P3, P4, or the 1200+
I think you need to realize that performance does not set the CPU market. Marketing does. Also, as has been stated, this was when AMD CPU's were the king o the hill. Just because you have owned both products does not make you right.
Originally Posted by PaulTa
I'd love to see them pull out of the hole with some new, innovative technology that gets my tech side salivating, not on a legal front that, even if it isn't productive, would tarnish Intel's reputation and hurt it's customer's base. If I was intel, I'd consider countering with a libel suit.
Thats the silliest thing I have ever heard. AMD should stop a lawsuit because it hurts Intels customer base? Are you serious? Now, assuming they are guilty, What about all the AMD employees that would have benefitted from the increased revenue from OEM PC makers? What about AMD customer base that would have benfitted from more money put into fab and R&D for new products. Where do think money for these things comes from? What about the cheaper, better performing products that would have come from both companies due to stronger competition?
I am not saying I think they are guilty (although, I wouldn't be very surprised) just that I think you need to look at the bigger picture. the best thing for all of us is competition. We should be angry about anything that inhibits it, regardless of where or who it comes from.
What is it about people named Paul and Intel, lol.