Originally Posted by 2010rig
It's true, page 3 of that article covered how Intel's shady practices hurt AMD. AMD got their Billion Dollar settlement, and you can't really blame Intel for Bulldozer's performance.
Are you aware that CPUs aren't made in 3 months? It takes years to design and refine a CPU architecture. YEARS! While Intel did not admit to these practices with a settlement, there is plenty of evidence showing Intel was in fact bribing companies to not sell AMD products. I'll keep this simple for you. If Intel's anti competitive practices took sales that other wise would have went to AMD, and also money that AMD could have used for their R&D budget. You know, the one they use to design CPUs and other various products?? So if their R&D budget is lower, they don't have the funds to invest to improve on CPU architectures, how can you expect their products to be competitive with a company with an enormous R&D budget?
But, you can't really blame Intel for its underhanded tactics that directly affected AMD's bottom line and consequently the capital used for R&D. Clearly Nvidia's fault!