AMD is intel's competitor and makes x86 cpu's.
Their K7 cpu's (athlon, (pentium 3 killer), duron (celeron killer), athlon XP (p4 killer, 'cept for the 3200+), and athlon MP (xeon killer)) and their new chips, the K8 cpu's (the superfast AMD Athlon FX (P4 HT emergency edition killer), athlon64 (was more lethal to the p4 than the athlon XP), and opteron (itanium killer))
the reason that these chips can smoke equivalently-clocked p4's is becuase of the chip's very efficient architecture. the athlonxp uses a pipeline only about half as deep as the p4, making it more efficient because instructions do not take as long to be processed. K8 chips have a slightly deeper pipeline than the K7's.
"i got an amd chip 'cause i didnt want to go hungry for a year 'cause p4's are so friggin expensive"
"p4's are overpriced... imma grab an athlonxp... same performance if not better for half the price"
this company makes the leetest mice and keyboards ever. their MX line of optical mice kickass.
"w00t! my MX500 pwnz that shitty M$ intellimouse explorer!"
crappiest windows OS ever created. even win98 was better. it wasnt ready when micro$hit released it. also it uses the crappyass fat32 file system rather than the sexy NTFS that NT/2K/XP use.
"damn i wish i had win2k or winxp... im stuck with this crappy winme... its so crashy im goin nuts!"
overpriced chip from intel
"dude you're getting a P4??? what a waste of money... too bad u didnt get an athlon"
tv show on TechTV that is on every weekday at 7:00 ET, and u can play in their lan parties every thursday... which are powered by NVIDIA. which is weird because whenever they are talkin about video cards they always recommend ATI radeon cards.
"the ati radeon 9600 pro is a good video card"
patrick: "join our lan party on thursday"
leo: "powered by NVIDIA"
mobo made by abit motherboard manufacturer. currently the best socket a motherboard available, it uses nvidia's nforce 2 chipset and has some kickass integrated features. also it is an amazing overclocker.
"stupid asus a7n8x... i wish i had the nf7-s!"
the l33t3st programming language evar. it pwnz, c, java, etc.
"Okay its time to learn about nested if statements. w00t!"