Well, strong arm tactics and and back room deals have also helped put Intel on top. Which is why AMD is takeing Intel to court. This will be interesting to watch.
Intels dual processor isn't as fast as as it's singles core processors and falls behind AMD64 bit.
The last Intel processor I bought was a PIII 1.2ghz. I now have 3 AMD64s. John
Pepsi has created aquafina a successful franchise. What is in aquafina?????? The damm water!
So is Intel, they are spending hefty amount of money advertsing their proseesor.
On other AMD's focuses to impove their prossesors. These people brought 64 bit prossesors in market at afforable price.
After being hypnotized by advertising I bought HP P4 in 03, which certainly does not live up to its hype.
Since last intel purchase , I invested in buying AMD Athlon, and there is no doubt AMD chips are way more cost efective and more productive then intel.