Intel knows that it's doomed
Intel knows that it has no future.
AMD has set the standards.
Now, there is something Intel could not and cannot copy: Fusion.
AMD made the bold, preemptive move to spend $5 billion to acquire ATI, and started tightly integrating high end visual technology with its AMD64 cores.
Intel suddenly find itself in a tight corner. It cannot get its hands on Nvidia for 10 thousand reasons--- anti trust regulation being one of them. It is stuck with ancient DX10 graphics vastly inferior to AMD in every aspect.
Now, AMD has a lead that Intel cannot hope to overcome...
Yet, AMD is not sitting idle. It has endeavored to create a new Fusion ecosystem, with OpenCL and Microsoft's Open-AMP as the software platform. More and more applications will be written to harvest the gigantic compute power of the 400+ shader processors which impales anything Intel by a factor of 10 or more.
Fusion is AMD's rise to dominance and Intel's doom.