Regarding heat...I believe AMD's WERE hotter than intels, and now it's reversed with the newer generation chips.
yeah I've seen way hotter girls of course, but still....tube tops and promoting AMD
Buuuut yeah....Intel needs to stay simply so we can have someone to bag on and say 'Haha loser' to the kids that buy it and say "AMDs FX-55 is only 2.6GHz!?! Thats crap'
aaaand beyond that, suppose hypothetically Intel died off, then AMD might become a ****ty company and ridiculous prices and start not caring about their consumers.
Right now they are going against a huge company and got something to prove which is cool