The thing is ma y companies would not tale the amd chips even for free, while being faster than Intels offering..so if that is not enough...
The European Court of Justice's ping-ponging of Intel's billion-euro EU antitrust suit appeal might mark an evolution of rebate-based competition case law, legal eagles have said. The chipmaker's long-running battle to overturn the $1.06bn fine it received from the ECJ in 2009 - following allegations from rival AMD that it …
I also randomly wonder if this is more stalling seeing as though Intel had AMD as its only (and still only) competitor in the desktop CPU market, and that it employed these tactics at a point when AMD was in a bit of a design slump so as to further push its advantage.
Whatever the weather, it's good to see that AMD is now seemingly on a healthy recovery track with its very good Ryzen line of CPUs, and its ongoing GPU line.
The period was October 2002-December 2007 - the beginning of which was when the K8 x86-64 chips were released and outclassed much of what intel had to offer (Athlon 64 v Pentium 4 (32bit) ) .
I had a laptop with an AMD 64 3000 and it was much better than my work desktop and friends P4 machines at the time.
A certain company were offered free AMD chips but only took 160,000 as if they took any more they would have lost the intel "rebate" .
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