Looks like the price of Intel CPU's will probably skyrocket in the future now that AMD admits it cannot compete and is dropping out totally. Lack of competition sucks but there is no one to blame other than the execs at AMD that keep churning out garbage. I really hope they sell off their graphics division, if Nvidia had no competition either it would be a really sad day.
Pretty fail IMO but what did they expect that people would just buy them anyway even if they suck? In today's internet savvy market inferior products don't have a chance. In the past you could mask the fail with really good marketing strategies but that just doesn't cut it anymore. Especially in electronics, people are in most cases just way too well informed to fall for it and there aren't enough fan-boys to keep a company that size afloat by themselves.
Especially when where less then 5% of the market. They need to work on efficiency and improving their graphics that's where they should compete. And just think the more money they make on APU's the more money they have on improving their CPU's and GPU's and in return make a even better APU.Good idea. AMD doesn't have the resoruces or the money to keep up with Intel in the high performance cpu market. Take what is working good for you now and use it to your advantage. Don't spread yourself out and lose money on products you simply can't keep up with. The automotive industry learnt this the hard way when automboile companies like GM spreaded themselves out beyond their means