Interesting read and I hope the problems are fixable. My only question is why weren't these issues discovered during testing and if fixable, fixed before the release? Seems to me AMD kinda put the cart before the horse on this one.
I keep envisioning Intel and AMD like car manufacturers. US Domestics (Intel) typically use brute force, large motors to get HP and torque, while imports (AMD) use hi revving valve timing and other techs (i.e. GDI) to gain HP and gas efficiency. Nowaday just about every car manufacturer has valve timing to improve HP and gas efficiency on many of their models.
Just my thoughts.