you have been brain washed, the fact is that INTEL and Nvidia are the best choices, NOT AMDATI.
who cares how long Amdati worked with Microsoft, the fact is that AMDATI have lame products, Intel has the best CPU the Duo whipped AMD's dual in all the benchmarks. Quad will do the same to the lowly AMDquadfather 2+2.
NVIDIA G80 IS Vista Direct X10 ready, and ATI GOT NOTHING NADA ZERO ZILCH NIX, till NEXT YEAR! LOL