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you make a good point.

however, a point that i must counter with the fact that games and operating systems arent processor specific. what plays on an intel will play on an amd. there are no 'exclusives'.
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Originally Posted by gtarmanrob View Post
the way i saw it, its similar to AMD/Intel.

both companies offer different 'formats' of processors, so to speak. they do different things, but are essentially the same. like Blu-Ray and HD DVD. an AMD processor needs an AMD chipset/board with matching pins or it wont work. AMD is not compatible with Intel, and vice versa. a Blu-Ray disc needs a Blu-Ray specific player, they are not compatible with HD-DVD.

my argument relates, in that without AMD, Intel would be the monopoly processor developer, and instead of dropping prices, they could keep them at the same level or even raise them. and without any competition, we would be forced to buy that product at that price, since there was no alternative. competition is good, imo essential to the successful progression of any market.

so really, there is that competition, well from the way i saw it. i could be way off i guess. cheese
Dunno, I just didn't see it as "competition" in the regular sense. It seemed they were trying to keep prices high. And look at DVD. There isn't a monopoly there. There is only "DVD," and the prices lowered after time.
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