PenStar Systems heeft een editorial gepost over de huidige strategie van Intel, die vooral gericht is op uitbreiding naar zoveel mogelijk marktsegmenten:
This article shows many of the weaknesses that Intel has made within itself and how the current doctrine of expansion into areas such as graphics and trying to provide an entire platform have caused Intel to lose its ability to effectively produce the fastest x86 processors on Earth. [break]Er zit best wel interessante info tussen, zoals dit stukje over de i740, Intel's eerste poging om voet aan wal te krijgen in de graphics business:[/break] The i740 was a wakeup call for the low end marketers, but it also had a very negative effect in the industry. Here was a very advanced chipset that had good performance and great features, and it was sold under cost. This hurt companies such as S3, Trident, and SiS immensely. Graphics companies are now starting to work with competitors of Intel, and Intel will start to feel the backlash from trying to get into the video market soon. Companies such as 3dfx and nVidia are busily working hand in hand with AMD to put out products that will work well with K6 and K7 series of products. The Voodoo 3 and the TnT 2 chipsets with the latest drivers work as fast on the current AMD processors and platforms as on Intel ones. These latest drivers are heavily 3dNow! optimized, and only slightly SSE optimized. Companies such as 3dfx and nVidia will work with Intel products as long as they are dominant in the market (it would be suicide to ignore Intel!), however their interests are now lying more out of the realm of Intel. Within a year, we may well be seeing the latest products from these companies run better and faster on non-Intel platforms. Will this hurt Intel? Yes it will. This ties in nicely with what Intel is currently doing with its future motherboard chipsets.