Out-of-the-Box Idea for the Day: AMD Should Buy NVDA
AMD and NVDA would be an interesting combination. Of course, anyone who buys AMD would face the potential loss of the x86 license, which is pretty limiting. Hard to overstate just how limiting. Of course, AMD can make purchases. They could, if both parties chose, buy NVDA in such a lop-sided way as to provide NVDA shareholders and management the substantially controlling interest in the final company. A clever lawyer could surely figure it out. Just remember to send me my by finder's fee. Okay?
Competing with Intel on the same more or less architecture is suicidal - process technology would trump everything else. It would be very tough to keep up with them - like T3 vs S4 Pro. The process technology is the overriding Ace in the hole when you have two similar products. Intel is always a generation ahead in process technology. ARM is drastically different from the X86 that it would require Intel to be 1 more like 2 generation ahead to compete on performance and power although not cost.