Well.. Superiority is in the eye of the beholder.. I would say a chip that performs adaquately that cost $50-$100 less for the same relational clockspeed is the superior chip where my wallet is concerned.. lol..
:: I just checked out the article that you mentioned. It compares the high end chips that are just now coming out. A great many people are still updating and buying systems in th 2.2Ghz - 2.7Ghz range, and even the article that you posted gives props to AMD for both performance and price in that processor range. sooooo, until I'm heading into the 3Ghz+ range, According to that article, AMD is a better choice.::
This is a quote from http://www.simhq.com/_technology/technology_010a.html
"AMD has been long since a favorite of gamers who wanted a fast computer with great performance but unwilling to pay the premium for Intel based processors. Even during the early Pentium 4 days when AMD was clearly outperforming Intel, AMD parts were always cheaper than Intels comparable CPUs."