Originally Posted by epic1337
but that doesn't explain why Intel's 107K people couldn't keep AMD's <20K people's effort from eating into their sales.
and to top it off, AMD didn't even have as much funds as Intel does.
Because that is a stupid question.
Its like asking why 100,000 plumbers can't make a space shuttle. One of them must be an expert in rocket science and one is space exploration and one in physics to make it work. Right?
To make a GPU requires specific talents and knowledge, something intel lacks. Yes, they have iGPU, which isn't that good, and a lot of it was developed though their partnership with either nvidia or AMD.
To get the real talent they need, they will have to seriously outbid nvidia or AMD, which I'm sure both pay a seriously handsome money just to keep.
And nvidia and AMD have something also that intel doesn't, which is people who are in GPU software and hardware industry for centuries. They have deeper understanding than a guy who design CPUs, understand, and would take him years to learn. They both also capture people out of unis in order to grow them into the industry, and make sure they pay them very well to keep them there as well.
This is not about 100,000, but at most a few hundreds which most of the R&D goes to in terms of salaries, who really make things come true for the two companies.