Ever heard of Lehman Brothers or Enron? There used to be a time when I would've bought AMD, I had a 9800xt, an X800, x1950. I should've bought an Althon, not a P4. Nowadays, I still believe AMD can offer good value for money but they aren't at the top of the curve anymore. I'm not surprised that they can't beat Intel but they have definitely underperformed vs Nvidia.