The only area AMD is not currently "competitive" to the conscientious buyer is ultra high end gaming or workstation systems. Big intel has sway on vendors, so OEM prebuilts come with i7's that the majority of the buyers will never need. *shrug*well if AMD wont give intel competition maybe Samsung will and that means possably lower prices in the future for cpu's
Let's not forget the x86 cross-licensing agreement. No company is allowed to produce x86 compatible processors unless they get Intel and AMD to agree (good luck with that). In the past, Nvidia tried to get into the agreement and got a boatload of money instead, as Intel is not willing to open this market.well if AMD wont give intel competition maybe Samsung will and that means possably lower prices in the future for cpu's
Depends on the A10 you have though. The i5 2500K has been around as long as the first generation of AMDs APUs and is still a bit more powerful than the current generation.Thats a bit of an exageration Darth, i built a PC for my girlfriend to go to uni with and i put an AMD A10 in it and its just as responsive as my Intel i5 2500k in everyday tasks, she can even play things like portal on it no problem. For everything she uses her computer for its perfect.
AMD are screwed until next year when their new architecture comes out, this should coincide with a nice jump to samsung/global foundries 14nm finfet. If AMD can up their single core performance with their new architecture which i should think that they will, couple that with the power advantages of halving the size of the transistors with the new process and they could bring themselves back into the game.
I need a reason to upgrade my aging i5 and if AMD can make a chip that can compete with the top end i5 of the time when it comes to performance/watt then i'll go with AMD. We need someone to give Intel a kick up the bum and if AMD can do it then i'll reward them with my custom