Source: DailyTech __________ Government bodies are starting to become more strict about buying specific brands of computer equipment -- notably Intel-specific hardware. Recently, there has been much talk about software coding with specific features for one processor and limiting something else for a different processor. Skype was on the front page for giving more features to users who used Intel processors than those who were using AMD processors. AMD itself has been handing out subpoenas to companies that it believes to be unfairly favoring Intel. Now, AMD says that some government bodies are buying Intel-specific products for big price premiums but technically, the products offer identical or less features and performance. AMD says that being brand-specific costs more tax payers' money. In fact, AMD says that a whopping $563 million could have been saved in taxpayer dollars, had the government been brand-neutral in its purchases.