I agree. Intel has made some bad decisions which may lead to loss of market share. A few years ago, Intel was producing clear superior chips, and AMD was left in the dust. But then Intel chips did not advance as much as they should, and AMD found the doors opened for launching the Ryzen chips and gain market share, becoming relevant once again. Intel increased the number of cores to compete with its old 14nm chips, and the magic worked.One thing for sure is it'll be interesting to see what the future holds for both Intel and AMD. It's too early to predict the outcome and the past doesn't really play a role in the current situation of both companies.....Maybe the perfect storm for AMD?
With the delayed node, production shortages, decreasing margins, and increased pressure from AMD the future doesn't look as bright for Intel currently. Intel's going to have to make some wise decisions on what market(s) they want to defend at all costs and live with the outcome whatever it may be. I don't think even Intel has the current resources to fend off AMD on all fronts.
Yoda quote....“The fear of loss is a path to the Dark Side” he might have been on to something.
Now, Intel is delaying the launch of 10nm processors once again. It also did underestimate the demand, and is having to invest a billion dollars in production of chips based on old 14nm architecture. It is incredible that AMD gained market share last month and surpassed Intel.
Now, for next year, Intel is launching the very same processors packed in a different generation number, with slightly increased clock speeds. And it is launching a top of the line processor with more cores but also a higher price. Old tech repackaged. AMD, on the other hand, will launch its 7nm processor. Will Intel’s higher clock speeds and 8-core processor for a higher price be enough to counter AMD’s real advances in tech, and probably for a more reasonable price? Let’s see how this will play out. But I think Intel may be dropping the ball and playing wrong here.
Plus, ARM chips are putting pressure on Intel, as they are advancing fast and already run Windows. They will become faster at a fast pace, and may become a viable alternative to Intel in the near future.
Suddenly, Intel’s future does not look so bright. And I am not seeing Intel doing anything to reverse this.