So what was the analysis, that AMD was not at the top of the enthusiast's list and would therefore shrivel up and die? Perhaps they have plans on the drawing board. In my estimation, they are still the bang for the buck leader.

Being shut out of lucrative corporate markets by the sheer power of Intel's threat potential would be hard on any company. Let us hope AMD continues, for their presence has encouraged Intel to continue bettering their products and even more importantly, keeping the price of their processors affordable.