Neowin is not showing anything. That is the likes of you with a petty urge to divide people into warring camps - by throwing around such generic complaints again and again and again. Discuss the matter at hand, if only for naught in the end - withholding such accusatory statements would do an immense amount of good for Neowin on its own.
so neowin shows it's face as heavily PRO Microsoft and Intel. don't forget, if it weren't for AMD, intel would be the monopoly and guess what you'd pay for your loyalty to Intel...
As for the "Intel tax" - we have been paying that since the beginning of time (and ever so more since the first Cores). Even fanbois acknowledge that. Electricity bills are being left out of pricing equations lately, but what the hell...
No sane person wants for AMD to go down under! I'm insane and even I don't want that! However, AMD is not making it easy to believe in them. They're operating at heavy loss - for how long a public company can keep doing this before shareholders call quits and burn the house down? Their "aggressive pricing" is the reason of this loss, and Intel doesn't care of that pricing in the slightest. Quite an opposite - Intel raises them all the time. And next gen consoles aren't going to save AMD on their own, for the first rule of volume orders is volume pricing.
People will always pay any amount of top dollar for top performance, unless 3rd World War starts or something. So this Centurion, if true at all, is a stunt, a badly needed one at that, but they still need to "get their ass into gear", soon and with something really big, instead of slightly improving upon things. Something that turns everyone's heads, instead of the already done to death price/performance ratio that only attracts those that care about that sort of thing in the first place, and little gains here and there which are known mainly by those who follow the "horselord" of TekSyndicate and not the Average Joe, who thinks that Intel = computers as a whole.
A few ideas to keep this rolling - how about:
- cuting a deal with, say, Cooler Master, to bundle cheap, stylish, but more than decent cooler instead of the "jetliner" (and Asetek, once more... unless, idk, their last attempt with Bulldozer LC bundle didn't do very well?)
- stopping to produce those completely useless shiny metal boxes - I throw all of them straight in the bin, anyway. They've got a hole, can't even store coffee in them.
- persuading Global-"finfets suck"-Foundries to change their stance and uptake ~20nm process posthaste or design and place their next orders somewhere else