Originally Posted by Darkling5499
I don't understand the "THE SKY IS FALLING OMG" mantra surrounding AMD right now. the economy is bad, they've been getting hit by it for quite a while now. Intel stock is doing the same thing. the only difference is that intel has a bit of a safety net with Apple and other manufacturers (for example, every computer i've ever seen in the military has an intel chip). Now that the economy is slowly picking back up, AMD will be right back where they were a year ago.
A) Intel's safety net is in its marketing, size, and other companies' reliance on its manufacturing prowess.
B) The economy is not 'slowly picking back up'. It's still stagnating. If AMD can fix the revolving door of top execs, settle on a gameplan, and see this HSA thing to fruition, it can absolutely take advantage of the shrunk economy and offer lower-cost, high performing alternatives to Intel. If Intel prices Haswell and Broadwell aggressively, though, it will be extremely hard for AMD to compete even in a best-case scenario.