Originally Posted by Super XP
Yes because you rather have Intel as the only player in the game so they can wonderfully continue to Un-Innovate. So while AMD's pushing innovation through the roof whether it be successful or not, Intel will continue to copy them. Thank you AMD for giving Intel a kick in the aris once in a while.
AMD's two unfortunate situations within the CPU industry cost them time and money. But they've recovered. 1) Barcelona & 2) Bulldozer. Barcelona being a modified design based on a previous, where as Bulldozer coming from outer space and hand crafted by Aliens.
All AMD needs to do now is rectify this space age design and flourish.
I've addressed this issue a million times but I'll do it again
If Intel were the only maker of CPU's, you would still see new technology as time went on, otherwise nobody would ever upgrade, meaning Intel would bleed dry. Monopolies only really work in fields where people have to buy a product multiple times; things like Electricity, Internet, Oil. Monopolies in those areas cause the consumer to get screwed because people NEED
to buy Gasoline to get to and from jobs, they need to heat their homes, and power their lights and refrigerators.
If Intel knocked AMD out, they would have to compete with a much larger and more powerful foe--Intel. Intel never directly compares to AMD, because they don't really have to worry about it. It's not like with, say Aspirin, where you see commercials of them going "Tylenol is x% more effective than Advil!" If there were no performance gains to be had, people would stop buying Intel's products across the board. This would destroy Intel in no time flat. Every day people don't drive Intel and AMD to innovate, and the competition probably has minimal effect too (duopolies are just as--if not more--dangerous as monopolies). The best analogy is The Joker and Batman in The Dark Knight--Intel needs
AMD around, to keep them from destroying themselves.
The industry as a whole drives these companies to innovate. Software Developers, Web Developers, Film Editors, Audio Engineers, these people need more powerful hardware a shit load more than your Grammy does.
Also, 'Space Age' design? There's no way you actually believe
that, nobody could be that ridiculous...