No pain, no gain, AMD rules
Hector's ATI move was the greatest strategy moves since Caeser's conquest of Gaul or the D-day of the allies.
Intel will be so obsolete by June 2007. AMD will simply frag Intel in multimedia, graphics and microprocessors.
The idea is simple. For every AMD GPU sold with an Intel processor, the price will be $35 higher. All of Intel's IGP business will be junked.
I saw discussion on AMD's past failure to capture more market with Opteron. The blunder was due AMD's timidness when dealing with Intel.
Had AMD sued Intel on Opteron launch, Intel would have been killed already. But, now it's not too late. K10 will officially finish Intel off. DELL will be 100% AMD on K10.