Originally Posted by wingless
Let me ask all of you a question about brand loyalty. Why did Intel manage to stay afloat just fine being second to AMD for nearly 4 WHOLE YEARS with tons of people buying worthless Pentium 4's/D's when AMD can barely make it a year without the press and resulting public opinion destroying them for being 6 months late?
Let's look at what actually happed during the pre-Core part of those four years: Intel's profits plummeted to the point it was barely avoid quarterly losses while AMD saw record profits and revenues, with stock price hitting $42. The whole "woe-is-AMD" is not necessary: while they were out executing Intel, they were doing just fine.