The worse part of this whole affair is that people forget its an anti-trust issue. You can always offer quantity discounts, and that's legal. However, things change when there are only two companies in the market. If Intel is making PERCENTAGE, NOT QUANTITY, agreements with what appears to be just about every major PC manufacturer, then realistically, what kind of competition is there? It also looks like Intel is trying to keep AMD afloat by allowing some version of leeway for other companies to get the deal and use a small percentage of their product lineup for AMD products. But seriously, requiring a manufacturer to use +80% of their product? It's almost like Intel is straightup buying majority stock holdings in companies, not offering discounts. In short: quantity discounts good, percentage discounts of total sales and manufacturing bad.