You have been badly informed, probably you were distracted by the cute agents of evil that MS dispatch to various mega store outlets under the guise of 'laptop hunting'. Those hussys might as well have William Tell playing from their ZuneHD's as they will do anything to ensure that informed consumers like yourself end up with their masters inferior wares.
Well actually, it was real flames at some point. When I still had my 386SX, it had a turbo button. So when I pushed it, flames would come out and it's the burn marks that now remain looking like flames.
What about those new Iron(ing) boards from Nvidia? Are they OK or do they still need to smooth out the design creases?
Speaking of which. I read that Nvidia showed off a fake card at a recent PR event? Is this true? Aren't they able to compete with Intel*?
*I don't see any competition between AMD and Nvidia and I recon Nvidia's main competitor is Intel. Next year the situation might change of course, and we might see Nvidia competing with Voodoo or something.