Both Intel and AMD invested heavily in new architecture of low cost computing.
Intel will launch its new chipset, codenamed Sandy Bridge with built-in graphics at its Developer Forum conference in San Francisco next week.
The exciting news is the new six-core Core i7-970, which Intel is going to sell for $885 sometime this month.Additionally, there's a big price cut for the Core i7-950 which is supposed to be launched in August - from $562 to $294.
There were always a tug-of-war between AMD and Intel as it will always remain.
Intel and AMD may well be breaking off permanently and never see each other again.