Former AMD Exec: Even I Wouldn't Buy AMD

Despite a settlement late last year that saw Intel pay AMD $1.25 billion in damages, the Federal Trade Commission is still pursuing a case against Intel regarding anti-competitive business practices.

In a recent filing to the FTC Intel has cited a former AMD executive who admitted that if it wasn't for company loyalty, he "would never buy AMD" when it came to purchasing a personal system.

CNet reports Intel cites a 2004 internal AMD communication from former AMD Executive Vice President Henri Richard, the company's then-highest-ranking sales executive who said, "If you look at it with an objective set of eyes, you would never buy AMD. I certainly would never buy AMD for a personal system, if I wasn't working here."

Intel spokesman Chuck Mulloy told CNet News that the company got the internal AMD communication through the discovery process and that over time, "more and more [of] this kind of information will be available in the case."

Intel filed the papers on December 31, 20 days after it paid AMD the $1.25 billion in damages that the two settled on in November.

Read more about Intel's FTC filing here.

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  • deadlockedworld
    I wish we knew the reason he wouldnt buy AMD...

    Probably because hes an overpaid prick that can afford premium intel systems?
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  • yannifb
    Wth... back then AMD CPUs were better...
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  • noob2222
    He is probably saying this so he can get hired by Intel, or Intel already paid him to say it.
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  • deadlockedworld
    I wish we knew the reason he wouldnt buy AMD...

    Probably because hes an overpaid prick that can afford premium intel systems?
    42
  • yannifb
    Wth... back then AMD CPUs were better...
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  • noob2222
    He is probably saying this so he can get hired by Intel, or Intel already paid him to say it.
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