Originally Posted by Malcolm
They tried to do exactly that with BD, but they failed.
I remember reading a JF-AMD's post regarding how Bulldozer architecture wasn't designed with games in mind. They later made a gamer-oriented version of the chip, but the goal of it was a superscalable architecture with lots and lots of threads.
I reserve my opinion towards Bulldozer, though.
Back to the thread. No, they will not. Because they aren't aiming either. AMD does not aim the performance crown right now, they aim the APU market and the cloud server market, which requiere completely different things than the enthusiast high performance desktop.