AMD fans are pretty much going crazy over this Intel bug, like the 2nd coming of Jesus. I really would like to know, reputation aside, has this actually tipped the balance in any benchmarks? Are there any cases where AMD CPUs that were largely shunned due to bad performance are now competitive? Even with a worst-case 30-40% slowdown for Intel CPUs, would that result in even a single AMD CPU able to beat the top-end Intel CPUs in games? Is there ANYTHING about this, aside from company reputation, that has the potential to make AMD competitive in the CPU market again?