Originally Posted by aeassa
Originally Posted by *ka24e*
Why do so many people here think AMD will just disappear from the CPU market?
Like stated above, AMD has (and I think will again) manufactured a faster CPU in the past, and thanks to AMD doing that, Conroe was born and Intel pulled out the big guns. Hypothetically, if AMD could come out of nowhere with a CPU like they did with the Athlon 64, Intel would once again start manufacturing and selling CPU's with massive increases in performance instead of minor increases.
If AMD goes bankrupt or shuts down, everyone will pay the price. Because Intel would be the only major consumer CPU manufacturer and costs will sky-rocket.
Having a 2 process node disadvantage + 1/20th the R&D probably keeps that pipe dream of yours from becoming a reality.
Well, assuming they do have 1/20th the R&D I would say AMD is doing pretty good keeping up with a company that has 20x the resources. Although the 8350 cannot compete with the 38xx/39xx series, it does trade blows with the mainstream 3570/3770K CPU's, which is quite an accomplishment considering the lack of resources they hypothetically do not have.
Now, I wonder what AMD could accomplish with the budget and resources that Intel has...