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ToastMaster said:Here's how I recall it:
-AMD anounces AMD64.
-MS is being sued on anti-trust issues. AMD supports MS.
-MS ultimately "rewards" AMD by announcing they'll develop and release a version of Windows XP that supports AMD64 (there is much commentary from around 2003 concerning AMD's support for MS and how MS responded in a friendly way).
-Intel continuously states that the consumer market does not need to move to a 64-bit architecture (a case that can still be argued somewhat today on many grounds)
-Athlon 64s and Opterons outperform Intel's processors upon launch, and many begin heaping praise on AMD.
-Online tech sites make much out of how games of the future will greatly make use of 64-bit, how AMD is leading, and how Intel is behind.
-Intel ultimately announces EMT64, which had been much rumored, saying the technology was in Prescott from the start but not enabled, and will be upon the release of Nocona.
-Intel's early EMT64 reviews show it to be a steaming pile of dong compared to AMD's (a problem Intel ultimately did fix).
<followed by more history up to the present day, but I don't to go on any further>
Anyway, the point is that AMD should be greatly appreciated for getting us to the point where we are today. I don't understand why people dislike AMD so much or don't want to give it its due. Some of the fanbo ism on both sides makes me almost as sick as seeing the most diehard of Mac fans go on and on about Windows.
Agreed, thats the way I see things....