Heres something I dug up when doing my weekly computer homework. God forbid anybody know more than me Lol :0) From anandtech website: This one caught me by surprise while mulling around AMDZone. Microprocessor Report has awarded the AMD Athlon 64 the Best PC Processor. The AMD Athlon(tm) 64 processor has won the Microprocessor Report Analysts' Choice for Best PC Processor at the prestigious Microprocessor Report's Analysts' Choice Awards 2002. For the desktop and mobile markets, the upcoming AMD Athlon 64 processor competed for the award with both Intel's Pentium(R) 4 and Pentium M processors. The AMD Athlon 64 processor, designed to run both 32-bit and 64-bit applications, is planned to launch in September 2003. Sounds like AMD has a real winner on their hands. An ongoing discussion went on for a couple pages of disgrunteled intel fans with yelps and cries of an unreleased processor winning.