HelloLadies wrote:I was under the impression that nVidia and Intel have had AMD on the ropes in both the GPU and CPU markets for the past several years. I heard talk of AMD being seriously in the red. Then again maybe I'm wrong.
Intel has everyone on the ropes when it comes to CPU and GPU market share, last time I checked Nvidia have about 18.5% share of the GPU market, AMD/ATI 21.2% and Intel 59.8% but that was for Q3 2012, the quarter before that Nvidia were way down at 14.8% and AMD/ATI were at 22.7% so Nvidia is managing to claw back some market share but I don't think they have done enough to sustain that and AMD/ATI are busting moves left right and center including a complete lock out on the next gen consoles.
AMD has always been a bit of a financial headache it's in the unfortunate position of trying to compete directly with Intel, how do you compete with a company like Intel? Unfortunately AMD just don't have an answer to that question, they tried competing directly on performance, that failed, they tried competing purely on price and that too has failed. I always thought the AMD/ATI merger was on some levels a good idea but on most it was a terrible idea and could see both companies in serious trouble.