This article on CNET NEWS is a real kick in the ass for all the AMD users out there. This guy needs to find a new job, because he doesn't know anything about what he is trying to explain.
"In recent months, price has clearly emerged as the key differentiator in the increasingly commoditized microprocessor industry. Performance is no longer a significant issue for most corporate and consumer computer users. In any case, products from Intel and AMD offer approximately equivalent performance--and any differences that do exist are essentially irrelevant."
and it even gets better:
" Nonetheless, AMD clearly must rethink its corporate strategy in the face of a radically changed marketplace. The company can't compete on the basis of performance or price"