@el jorge locoDid they ever keep up with Intel?
"If we set the way-back machine to 1999, the story is different. Intel's dominance was seriously challenged when AMD released the Athlon, which crushed the latest Intel chip (the Pentium III) in just about every performance test you could throw at it. This kicked off a major speed race, but AMD held its own and generally outperformed Intel through the introduction of the Athlon 64." -- PC World
Can AMD Ever Beat Intel? | PCWorld