Originally Posted by mad0314
Thank you for that, you added a lot of relevant information to the thread.
of course it is.
'why bulldozer is disappointing' 'why bulldozer is late' 'this should have been out back 5 years ago', this that.
research costs money. the most expensive thing in a technology firm is research.
if someone plays dirty and illegal and cuts your revenue stream when youre at your strongest and need to reap profits off of your recent research (thunderbird times), and you cant do it, you get into trouble for your next r&d cycle.
intel did exactly this. it played filthy, and caused ALL of us to lose, not only amd. now, people are paying even more money to intel chips which are 1-2 years behind in technology, because the main competitor has been hampered in its development cycle.
we are paying the price. all of us. and intel has basically frauded its way to this point.
we could have been looking at a much different technological landscape today, if otherwise. with the software, games, apps to match that technological landscape.