You couldn't be more wrong. As someone has already stated, the problem isn't AMD. The problem is lack of market demand which is the result of mainstream software not needing anything more than a 5 year old CPU to run well. Storage/internet speeds have long since passed the CPU as the bottleneck in mainstream PC performance. Even in highend gaming PC's, the graphics subsystem has been the bottleneck for a few years now. The high powered PC is going to go the way of the mainframe. Where as the mainframe was replaced largely by cheaper commodity PC's, the home PC is going to be replaced with mobile devices. The shift is already well on its way.I agree... we're just seeing the fruit of AMD not being able to compete with Intel in games or on the high end... Intel is getting to be fat and lazy.
Wrong again. The market determines where the competition is, not vice versa. Companies aren't going to compete for customers that don't exist.Where's the competition currently? Low-wattage and iGPU. So that's what Intel focuses on, leaving x86 to more or less stagnate since nobody can compete with them there anyways (and before you AMD fanboys freak out, that's a generalization for the sake of brevity and argument).