Originally Posted by NotUrAverageJoe
You honestly have no idea how business works do you? Yes, one bad decision can and will sink your entire company. You invest millions into something and it fails - not only do you NOT make your money back off the investment, stock prices fall and people stop investing. Their stock didn't fall and market-share didn't dive until after the Phenom I - the same way it's diving now because of their inferior products. You can research their figures yourself for pre/post Phenom. There is nothing to argue dude - the numbers are readily available online if you actually wanted to know the truth. The fact is you like believing that nonsense so you avoid information that disproves your theory.
You said yourself - Intel has always been the 800 pound Gorilla. Did that stop AMD from getting a leg up on them twice? When you have 4 straight years of revenue growth and your market share increases by almost 70%!!!!!
you cannot use resources as an excuse. They made poor business decisions and it cost them. The only difference is Intel has the revenue to recover from a disastrous decision - AMD needed to choose their footing wisely and they didn't.
Your notion about the richest company always producing the best product is nonsense... AMD is a multi-BILLION dollar company - not some small upstart.
You're obviously to the point where nothing can change your mind... no need to continue this conversation any further. Don't let the facts get in the way of your argument.
Faulty was the wrong word to use. How about poorly designed?
I'm really not arguing about anything. I guess at this point we just see things differently. I bolded what my point was in your quote.
The decisions AMD made are just that decisions, it is what it is. We can't change those decisions, however much hate you spew at them. But, as you said, AMD could not recover some of those decisions. Why couldn't they recover? They don't have the same "RESOURCES" as Intel does.
Intel made their own costly blunders during the same time span. Larabee, P67 chipset. Guess what, they have the RESOURCES to recover. This is a FACT and it supports what I believe.
We're pretty much both on the same page here, we just see things differently.