Originally Posted by Dark;12310453
Like how these look....
That picture is entirely misleading though.
If memory serves AMD bought ATI during that graphs duration.
And buying ATI turned out to be a risky but brilliant move.
Not to mention AMD processor quality never wavered during the loss of capital over those 2 years. so I fail to see how its really relevant.
Case and point their revenue actually went up a little over 2007 and 2008 even when they took losses.
A chart about revenue is only valid to point out that AMD took a risk, lost money, and started regaining it back (along with gaining majority market share of GPUs).
Im still expecting BD to be incredible. If AMD can just match Sandybridge performance its a whole new ballgame. Intel will no longer be the "Best" for performance and AMD will become a truly viable choice for heavy computing and not just Price/Performance.
Keep in mind though, occupying the Price Performance zone in any market is a VERY smart business move.