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#21MasterDonGeroPosted 10/9/2013 9:26:58 PM
So if AMD began stealing sales in the desktop CPU department, Intel would kick back and twiddle their thumbs? That's an interesting view.
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#22nightmare75Posted 10/9/2013 9:37:53 PM
MasterDonGero posted...
So if AMD began stealing sales in the desktop CPU department, Intel would kick back and twiddle their thumbs? That's an interesting view.


Can you actually envision a scenario where that happens, realistically speaking? Intel has so much brand recognition and AMD is so far behind that it'll never happen. Besides, PCs, especially desktops, are no longer a growth sector. They're a publicly traded company, they have to look for ways to grow their revenue.

I wouldn't really call it twiddling their thumbs, either. They're moving their focus to different markets. Lower power consumption processors are better for mobile applications, including laptops, tablets, and phones, all of which have more growth potential than desktops. Power savings are something their enterprise clients want as well. Enterprise is an incredibly important market and you can bet that if the choice is between something that's good for desktop and something that's good for servers, servers will win every single time. The margins in the enterprise market are far too good to pass up, that's where you want to be selling your silicon.
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#23MasterDonGeroPosted 10/9/2013 9:49:12 PM
Intel would want to keep their status of "desktop king" to bump the credibility of their other products and new endeavors. Why be the best at one thing when you can be the best at everything? It also raises the value of Intel's logo.

If AMD began creeping ahead in sales, I see no reason why Intel would back down and let them take over. And if AMD became preferred in the desktop market, that could easily spread.
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#24nightmare75Posted 10/9/2013 9:53:14 PM
MasterDonGero posted...
Intel would want to keep their status of "desktop king" to bump the credibility of their other products and new endeavors. Why be the best at one thing when you can be the best at everything? It also raises the value of Intel's logo.


Intel cares about what their shareholders think. The shareholders care about growth, revenue, and profit margin. Desktop PC was a great place to be for all three of those things for a while, but it isn't now and won't be in the future. Intel would be willing to cede market share of the desktop PC market if it meant their products were better in markets that are better for margin and growth (enterprise and mobile, respectively).

The whole thing is moot because AMD isn't going to catch up anyway.
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