Intel has lodged a legal challenge at the Court of First Instance against the Commission's decision to fine the firm €1.06 billion for abusing its dominance and excluding rivals. The fine was the highest ever levied by the Commission on a single company and represented 4.15% of Intel's turnover in 2008. Intel’s application asserts that the Commission misinterpreted and ignored certain evidence when constructing its case. The Commission’s decision, adopted in May this year, found that Intel "gave wholly or partially hidden rebates to computer manufacturers on condition that they bought all, or almost all, their x86 CPUs from Intel". It also unearthed evidence of "direct payments to a major retailer on condition it stock only computers with Intel x86 CPUs." Intel declared its intention to appeal on the day of the Commission's announcement stating that it took "strong exception" to the decision, believing it to "[ignore] the reality of a highly competitive microprocessor marketplace - characterised by constant innovation, improved product performance and lower prices."