Originally Posted by PcGamer1977
Sorry for double post, my question about the possibilty of a 3rd company to challange intel and amd, would this be a benafit for guys like us or would it hurt the industry even more? ......You know what they say when companys compete for your buissness the customer reeps the rewards usually.It would be interesting to see a company like sony or samsung start building good gaming cpus, even more interesting would be if they had better performance then both intel and amd! Lol.
Intel has had competition from Cyrix, Centaur, Via, NEC, IBM, TI, STM, Fujitsu, OKI, Siemens, Intersil, C&T, NexGen, UMC, AMD, and DM&P all either fabbed x86 CPUs or designed them. Some of them designed them from scratch. A large portion of these companies either stopped making x86 CPUs because Intel threatened them or sued them.
Intel is a company that pays people to use their products if their products are not competitive. It is not a welcoming market for new companies. If you really want out of the AMD and Intel duopoly, you're going to have to look at something besides x86 like MIPS, ARM, etc.
Read up about the sorts of things Intel pulls. Like, before Transmeta went under, Intel managed to basically gain full control of Transmeta IP perpetually. It's really horrifying what Intel has done when you start to look into the past and you understand that x86 is this demon that should disappear. Not because it's bad, but because of Intel.