Yea, and then see Intel processors prices sky rocketed high .. lmao
Without a true competitor like AMD, that would almost certainly happen. It's pretty sad to think about, but without AMD, Intel would not be updating it's CPU lineup with faster chips as often as it is now. On top of that, the prices would most likely sky rocket as you say.
AMDs new platform has potential. However, until they fulfill that potential, it will be wasted potential. I hope AMD goes back to basics: sit down, stop wasting money, re-consilidate your finances and get back into R&D. Release something good, or don't release anything at all.
At least they have success with the HD 3000 series. I think. Don't they?
Yes, the HD3xxx series seems to have been a nice hit. They pack a lot of performance for a small price. But on the CPU side of things, what does AMD have to compete against Intel's mid to upper range? Only at the low to low-mid range AMD has any sort of presence in the current CPU market.
Also remember that AMD was far larger than ATI back at the merger in terms of profits. Now the AMD side of profit doesn't exist and all they really have to run on is the tiny bit ATI makes. It's bad news for AMD no matter how you look at it until Bulldog platform at which time, they'll have to answer to Nehalem. AMD has it rough for sure for another year.
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