Originally Posted by Darkpriest667
Yeah after bulldozer and seeing intel just keep pulling farther and farther ahead I had to finally make the switch.. They're getting farther behind in the enthusiast and performance markets.
This is pretty much where I am at but those of us that care about enthusiast level or peformance level hardware (CPU side obviously GPU a little different) shouldn't hold our breaths
I dont think AMD is a failure. I think they are a failure in the CPU enthusiast and performance market
Low end sales? Mobile sales? Sure they're gonna remain in an OK position. However, in the market that this website is interested in I fail to see how they will regain so much lost ground in any reasonable amount of time. Either Intel is going to have to stay in development stasis for 3 to 5 years or AMD is going to have to have a miracle breakthrough to get back to competing. As it is they arent even price competitive at this point with i3-2100 and i5-2500 plus the new Ivy series smoking anything AMD has at the same price points. Why do you think im on a 2600k and not an 8150? I had an AM3+ board since september with an 1100T in it waiting for the BD release. For a 300 dollar CPU its not competitive enough. It does good in tasks that dont transfer over to real world usage but in most (if not all) real world applications it got smoked by something that was the same price point as it.
Lets just look at the FX-6100... Newegg is selling them for 150 bucks last time I looked... I sold my USED 1100T for 170 not even a month ago. We can hope piledriver improves significantly but even if it does by the time PD comes out we'll have steppings of Ivy bridge that may have fixed its heating issue. (heat aside it draws less power and performs better than SB which performs better than FX)
I like AMD I want them to do well competition is good for everyone. But it doesnt look like, at least in the enthusiast and performance markets, that AMD has a chance in hell of recovering.
In the article, they talk about bringing high PCIe onto the chip. This is one of the reasons Intel does better in graphical performance.