When I saw Rory Read declare that AMD was no longer competing with Intel on the performance front in a statement issued three months ago, I thought he was high. Whatever those guys are smoking, let me have some of it because HOLY GUACAMOLE, that's probably the worst PR move they've made to date. Signalling that you're letting your biggest and only competitor finally rule the market where you previously forced it to toe the line is a big mistake, one that I doubt Read will ever overcome in his tenure as CEO. I tried to have a positive outlook about everything but now, three months on, there's nothing being said or done to make the fans and consumers looking at the brand to feel more at ease about their decision.
And all the while, Intel's lead keeps growing.