i believe we have said all of this before. Did anyone notice an AMD "ultrabook" at Computex. i see plenty of Intel and Nvidia solutions.http://news.cnet.com/8301-1001_3-574486 ... -relevant/
AMD's problem for many years has been to overpromise and underdeliver. It began in earnest with the quad-core Barcelona chip debacle and has continued with the perennial promise of a CPU-GPU combo that will KO Intel.
But it gets worse. Not only has AMD lost the PC war to Intel, but as the world shifts to tablets, hybrids, and smartphones, AMD is a virtual no-show.
Intel -- which faces its own very serious challenge from the ARM camp of Apple, Samsung, Nvidia, Qualcomm, and Texas Instruments -- will at least be a force in Windows 8 ultrabooks, hybrids, and tablets while it continues to own the traditional PC space.
No, I'm not declaring an AMD death watch. Hewlett-Packard, for instance, will continue to use AMD processors in plenty of low-end laptops. And standalone GPUs from AMD (that is, from the former ATI) will be competitive, as will some of the company's server tech.