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John Taylor, the Vice President of Worldwide Marketing at AMD, addressed a group of journalists in Australia yesterday. In his address, he remarked that AMD’s upcoming 14nm CPUs, based on their all-new Zen microarchitecture, would compete favorably with Intel on “performance, power and specifications – not just price”.
He also stated that, for the first time since he’d joined AMD in 2006 that he “…can say with absolute confidence that AMD has the products and strategies to change any negative perceptions customers may have had.”
Still it depends on Microsoft not withholding support from Windows 7 and 8.1. I haven't seen anything definitive, and if they do withhold it then AMD's market will be severely gimped.
John Taylor, Vice President of Worldwide Marketing at AMD, needs to release a statement concerning this quickly. With Intel Skylake known to be supported, AMD needs to make it known they will not be limited to much less than 15% of the market, especially as Socket AM4 will require all new core hardware (motherboard, CPU, RAM), and Windows 10 market share to grind to a to snail's pace once July 29th passes and it costs $120.