Originally Posted by Madpistol
It's very simple.
Intel will literally have a monopoly if AMD dies (not physically though. IBM still makes chips)
If they are the only ones in the consumer processor market, they can dictate the prices at whatever they want to and people will buy them. The higher the prices, the higher the profit margin, and without any competition, they have absolute control over prices.
AMD isn't going to go belly up. Why is it that unless a company is on top continually- everybody claims that company is going under? AMD is gonna' be here for a while, and I'm quite confident that they will either tie for performance or surpass Intel before too much longer. And then in another 6 months or so Intel will do the same to AMD, and it repeats.