Originally Posted by porschedrifter
Yeah your opinion is a bit skewed. AMD wouldn't be doing so bad if they got those mass production deals that Intel swindled them out of.
Most of the problem is funds for AMD, they don't have the money for R&D to build a better chip like Intel does...
QTF.... If AMD hadn't been denied by Intel (as the allegations state), they possible could have generated much much more revenue that could have been used for R&D there could have been more AMD systems (desktop and server) on the market that when the time came to upgrade, the owners might have wanted to stay with AMD generating more revenue etc. etc. The downward spiral chain of events that Intel's shady business practices could potentially have huge implications for AMD's survivability, depending on how deep Intel went.
Originally Posted by MikersSU
This lawsuit has been in the system for years now. Many people have said that it would amount to nothing but looks like it's steaming ahead.
I'm no fanboy. I go for what's best. However, a lack of competition for Intel would spell trouble for people like me. Go AMD!
Intel should have enough solvency to cover losing a lawsuit such as this.
Lawsuits like this will take years if not decades to resolve. Look at Microsoft, how long did it take? If AMD manages to pull through for the next couple of years and if they win the case, they might be rewarded, what a couple billion? That's a drop in the bucket for Intel, but that's huge for AMD. Let's hope they can even make it that far. The sad part is that the damage has been done - Intel has managed to put way more of their machines out on the market and AMD has managed to ruin their reputation. The final outcome of this whole mess is that we the consumer has to pay the ultimate price - super high prices of CPUs.