Maybe it shows why Richards is gone. If I were a shareholder I would want Richard's head on the block for that reckless behavior. His job was to make a competitive product. Regardless of what he said, Intel still strong armed those companies to not use AMD. That is a crime not a performance issue. The other and much bigger part is that AMD's money maker was the Opteron and in the sever market that was a huge deal at that time and was a serious thorn in Intel's side. The Intel scam hurt Dell significantly in the server market and forced Michael Dell back into the business.