Intel forced to provide a compiler that isn't crippled for AMD processors
It's just one of the many sub-clauses of the settlement but an incredibly important caveat for software developers all over the world. If you run a program on two functionally-identical processors, one manufactured by Intel, the other by AMD, the program might run 47% faster on the Intel chip. Other than the open-source community's GNU GCC, there isn't really an alternative to the Intel compiler -- and for some applications the Intel compiler is the only option.
It's crazy but true! If the compiler detects that it's being run on a non-Intel chip, it produces slower, less-optimized code. You can see now why AMD -- and a huge number of software companies and programmers! -- was seeking such huge damages from Intel.
Let's hope the settlement in November means we'll see an end to the anticompetitive play, and a new compiler!