Originally Posted by SwitchFX
AMD neither have the market share nor the market capital to become a monopoly. At current growth rate, they're at least a decade away from being a massive threat to Intel's bottom line. AMD can increase their prices, and people can choose not to buy them. Even with Intel stuck here, I'm sure they can make enough to keep their gaming benchmarks high enough. People who are into gaming drink that Kool Aid. They'll but Intel and seek prebuilts with Intel chips in them. What you see on tech forums such as this one are echo boxes. Your typical person likely never has heard of AMD but have heard of Intel.
Nvidia might be coming back to CPU market if it really goes through with purchase of ARM. Intel isn't that far from being the next major corporation to collapse if it can't catch up. It happened before, who would expect smart multinational corporations like cendant (which owned blizzard, sierra at one point), general electric that has mostly very stable and high value assets to go bankrupt over couple bad investments/divisions. I feel softbank is next if it has to sell its prized investments. Even sony was predicted to go bankrupt but somehow its life insurance business, camera imaging sensor department, Playstation brand kept the company alive despite Columbia Pictures (never sure why they kept columbia pictures), its TV business (getting killed by LG and Samsung), mobile phone (too small player should shut down), Vaio laptops (its laptops were overpriced and unreliable except for its high end Z Series) being major loss generator.
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Last edited by Section31; 07-23-2020 at 04:28 PM.