Frankly, we all knew AMD's bullshit 28nm process was rubbish; and I believe Intel *absolutely did* go cheap on R&D because of it. AMD has sucked for a very long time. I haven't owned an AMD product in years. I'm not on a shit budget--and AMD has been peddling cheap shit.
AMD also had to wait to get software devs to support their 3D Now! extensions, so it's too soon to panic about Ryzen.
I believe Ryzen will eventually see improvements in performance and Intel will answer with some real innovation. AMD hasn't mattered since Athlon. That was a long time ago.
AMD doesn't have a process; they spun off their foundries into GloFlo (due in part to a poor decision about capitalization by the company's founder), though that's not really important.
The argument that Intel doesn't spend on R&D is wrong, as demonstrated here
(though there are a lot of details behind that, and I don't think Ashraf has a good appreciation on the process node difficulties, part of which aren't due to Intel at all, as I understand, but rather the equipment suppliers, like ASM Lithography, based in the Netherlands, which makes the lithographic machines).
The structure of Ryzen seems to be a lower-complexity, lower-bandwidth (on the consumer side, the server side will be different) parts, and it takes roughly twice as long to run AVX2 instructions (I say "roughly" because I read AVX2 heavy programs can cause Intel chips to throttle down from heat). There are some things that AMD is just doing differently and (in comparison with Intel) they seem to pay off for highly parallel tasks - but not single core stuff, like emulation, and like much gaming still.
From the stock price side, there's some reasons
to be optimistic about AMD, but I don't think that the current Ryzen design makes sense from the gamer's point of view, unless you find the right price point.
How they laughed when informed people voiced their concerns about the contents of the EULA for the always on Xbox One and Kinect, prior to its release.http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/ ... lance.html
Go forth and reveal nothing....
Oh hey, this got even worse.
I have to say, this time the leakers have gotten it right. Not much good is coming out of every two-finger typing script kiddie knowing how to hack smart TVs.
Bonus Surprise!, our bureacracy has duplicated effort and cost once again in creating the hacking programs anew.