This includes the latest Nehalem processors, which AMD has conceded they currently don't have any technology capable of besting them. According to the rumor, AMD will just sit back and wait until sometime in 2009 to get another performance-class processor out the door.
It may seem like such, but this is not a bad thing at all. AMD did not make their entrance into the market with a performance king, and instead took the underdog route. They fabbed chips that were similar to Intel's in every way except performance and price – and it was their lower prices that built up their customer base in the first place. Things changed rapidly when they discovered they could also out-perform Intel, and since then it's been a lot of back and forth. Perhaps AMD should focus on the price portion again, to avoid losing even more ground to Intel.