Lets just all agree that it's the fault of financialized monopoly capitalism. lol Or at least... maybe, from back when I worked for a OEM Intel essentially paid the competition to not sell AMD and finally we had to follow suit. to remain competitive. I remember the White House was pissed when their new computers wouldn't run the financial software they used to calculate the federal budget as as fast as their old Athlon systems. This was when we had to sell only P4 systems for the discount intel provided Intel exclusive OEMs. That was the first Clinton administration. That was a long long time ago, but they haven't been back to that market share since. Intel still hasn't paid their court ordered fine for that to AMD either. That has to hurt R&D too. Hopefully ZEN gets them closer to price/performance parity. Competing with both legs tied behind your back isn't real competition. I haven't run AMD since a few years after that time frame on CPUs because they haven't been able to catch back up after being kneecapped. Maybe we can have something better than a one-sided duopoly soon. Blaming AMD is short sighted.
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8/22/16 at 7:44pm