It appears that the reason for AMD's failings is having this guy employed at all, let alone as a VP.
I mean, in 2004, who "would never buy AMD chips?" Really? Even people who prefer Intel can admit that Athlon 64 was fantastic (released in 2003, a VP had to have known they were great for some time before release).
+1 on that...
I got so many AMD computers I won't go around listing them all but my point is the cpu is anything but unreliable or crap quality.
I am an I.T.
I play videogames like Company of Heroes, Fallout3, GTA4 with a Phenom9950 @ 2.73Ghz + GTX260
It runs everything FLAWLESSLY at 1920x1080
My point is that most
users do not require an Intel I5 for regular use and AMD's have always been more cost effective... Always better performance per dollar...
Only a select few will spend a crazy amount for Crossfire/SLI configurations of 200$ cards to require anything better then a PhenomII...
Yes it performs much more impressive frame rates but... people who have the money to throw on a PC like that for games are a minority in the real world.
Hell... most people are "Idiots" (in the computer world) and get their overpriced Compaq from futureshop with some Q9300 CPU with 4 gigs ram, 500Gig drive and a 300W Cheapass PSU.
So if anything I blame a really crappy Sales VP.
Intel = High end Candy only required for Serious tasks...
Henri Richard is a failior as a Sales VP and as a loyal employee.
I think in the long run there will be more Compaq/Dell/Whatever AMD's and they well sell.... Hopefully Ill see some AMD Add's someday.