Intel should soon be launching its new range of microprocessors in the form of the new 600-series Pentium 4s. The processors have the capabilities to handle larger chunks of data than most of today's chips. They will be the first processors to support 64-bit memory addressability, as compared to other Intel processors which only process data in 32-bit chunks.
This new technology would result in faster processors with improved performance in demanding jobs like managing large database program or working in video editing applications. Intel would hence have the punch to counter AMD's 64-Bit processors in the market.
Critics say that Intel still has the potential and with their long history of successful processors based on x86 platform, it would not be soon that some other technology would overtake them in the primary market of desktop and business machines.