Originally Posted by Faster_is_better
Is Bulldozer's performance really such of a hinge on the company's future as everyone is claiming? I know OEM is the bread and butter of AMD/Intel and AMD looks to be coming out with some very good mobile chips/APU's. With a solid footing in that, even if they come up a bit lacking in the desktop realm they should be able to stay in business right? Mobile computing whether it be phone or notebooks, tablets or netbooks is going to become a larger market than desktop's if it hasn't already.
There is also the server market which Intel has generally had an iron grip upon, but depending on how the new architecture turns out AMD may be able to take a larger share of that segment as well. All in all I hope Bulldozer rocks and Intel gets a run for there money. Domination on either side for too long isn't good for us.
It kind of, kind of isn't, they have to at least have Phenom II style competition to get the budget sector with Bulldozer (Imagine, an 8 core for the price of a Intel quad) but they can keep sailing along as they are for another generation at least just on GPU sales and Fusion sales, Fusion looks like its going to sell like hotcakes considering it nearly hits Core i3 performance with the power consumption of an Atom.
Originally Posted by cl04k3d
Not wrong. People are saying Intel is faster, because right now they are faster. Duh. I'm pretty sure if AMD came out with a chip that was faster, people would be saying "amd is faster." Don't you think?
I think he's referring to the Intel fanboys.
All fanboys, whether they be AMD, Intel, nVidia or whatever, are stupid.