Originally Posted by Rollo
And yet which company made more money this year, is worth about 8X as much, could buy the other with cash, likely won't be announcing their departure from high end gaming this week, and isn't laying off all their best people while the world wonders if they'll be in business next year?
That doesn't mean AMD's strategy was bad in the way you said it was. You completely ignored the main focus of it.
Point is AMD's strategy worked well for the gaming crowd. Unfortunately there's not much money to be had there compared to other, more lucrative markets. That's where NV cashed in. Now if AMD could only get their software support up to scratch they still might have a good chance with this strategy, although it's still unclear what die sizes GCN is targeting - I think the moderate die vs large die at 5-10% performance penalty is a worth while strategy though.