AMD makes great APU's and GPU's, nobody is denying that. Except, they should just stop spending money on this black hole product line that is going to eventually lead them into bankruptcy. They need to save their resources and cut the crap already with their Consumer Desktop line. It's a joke. They need to get out now while they have the chance and simply focus on GPU's and APU's. Doing anything else is just asking for their own death. They will never be able to "get back into the game." They are three generations behind. The only thing carrying them at this point is delusional fan boys who are in denial and haven't seen the light yet. I should know, I used to be one. I never had an Intel CPU up until this point. Owning Thunderbird, Thoroughbred, and the Athlon 64 chips previously. When it was time to build a new rig two years ago, and to see what AMD was offering me was just disgusting. It was even embarrassing being a long time devoted AMD fan. Sorry to break it to you, regardless of what you want to think or not, but, the glory days of AMD are over. Whether you want to move on or not, or open your eyes to the facts or not. Enough with this cutting them slack nonsense, or big bad Intel paying off programmers to do this and to do that crap.
If you actually have been around long enough in the computer world you would realize that not too long ago this same exact thing happened on opposite sides. AMD's CPU's were simply faster even though they were clocked slower, and Intel's CPU's although they clocked higher, still couldn't match the performance of AMD's processors. Now the tides have turned and we are in the same boat. The amount of frequency they are going to need to clock this current generation line of processors to even be competitive with Intel is just impossible. Let's for a second be ridiculous and say that now with these new binned processors they are releasing with higher clock frequency can match Intel's current generation. Well, let's use logistics here for a second. What do you think Intel will do, knowing that AMD is biting at their heels again? They are going to get stepped on and that will be the end of their final breathe for air. Intel will just clock their CPU's higher, and that will be the final end game for AMD. Anyone who sees it going any other way is just not thinking.
Their only responsible and logical course of action is to pull out now. Then focus on the APU and the GPU aspects of their company, something that is actually going well for them. Doing anything else is just suicide.