Intel is 6 generations behind AMD? Don't get me wrong, I love AMD, but... What are you on, mate?
But Nvidia doesn't have the market presence in x86 that AMD does, so they had to do something to stay relevant in supercomputing.
the market looks like it does right now today due to Intel dominance in X86, but in 5-7 year its a whole new ballgame.
the real thing slowing it all down is the programming model and the software library's.I would honestly say that Nvidia has a 2 generation head start on AMD right now in that department. that siad Nvidia was not aiming at a heterogeneous processing design like AMD.which I think was what really fueled their purchase of ATI.
That where I think AMD may have a huge lead over both Intel and Nvidia.
Intel still has the process advantage, but we are starting to see that effect of process nodes sputtering out. Its gonna take more then transistor counts and node size to make the next big leap.
It's hard to say for sure, but if the programming model and software developer support gets where it needs to be and AMD keeps executing on these more heterogeneous designs. You can bet you butt, that AMD will become the market leader in 5-7 years.
IF IF IF
the market goes in that direction.