- Sep 5, 2020
They've done it in terms of performance - where available, I think AMD CPUs are almost always preferred at the same price unless an OEM really borked something up. Laptop offerings are starting to look especially good, beyond their aged APUs.That's what they said about AMD making a comeback against Intel.
And the availability part is the clincher. Everyone (including Intel, through their own stumbles) is having to ration fab output, and that means skipping on products that would otherwise be widely available. That also means that with companies selling basically everything they can make, 'success' is bounded by manufacturing output, so while AMD is doing great on the CPU performance front, they're not gaining the marketshare that they could be. Same with GPUs really, since AMD cards are going for a premium for reasons other than their gaming performance.
Not sure where this comes from; whether it's drivers, features, top-end performance, Nvidia tends to push the envelope. Competitors getting closer does tend to get them to push a little harder and I'm definitely looking forward to what Intel has on the table (again, mostly not about gaming).In any case, I'll root for anyone who goes up against nVidia. **** nVidia.