With all the bad press AMD gets, I think they've put themselves in a position to ensure their future. The companies involved have put some good forward thought into their plans. Intel is a step behind in this regard, at least for now. I could see them catching up, but their path isn't the same right now. I've read some articles where tech folks think PCs are going to be gone soon, and we'll be cloud computing from various devices in the near future. If you look at NVIDIA and their cloud technology now, they too are in a prime position to move forward. I love my PC and don't want to give it up.
Cloud computing for enthusiasts like myself is like letting someone else drive my car.
I see the ole campaign promise of Obama where "everyone will have internet", free internet coming true. Why? Because cloud computing will require you to pay for computing services anyway once online. It will be an "amped-up" version of paying for your own game server that everyone will end up getting if they want to game or do anything more than social networking and such.
Rig#1: Intel i5-3570K, MSI-B75MA-P45 mobo, G-Skill Ripjaws DDR3-1600 2x4gb, MSI-7870 2gd5t/oc gpu, Tt TR2-600w psu, Tt Commander Snow ed. Case, Cooler Master Hyper212+ HSF, OCZ Agility3 SSD 120GB, WE Caviar Black 750GB
Rig#2: AMD Phenom 2-970, MSI-890FXA-GD-65 mobo, 6GB Geil DDR3-1333, HIS Radeon HD6870 1GB gpu, Antec Quattro-850 psu, Rosewill Conqueror Case, Zalman CNPS-9500 hsf, 1TB Toshiba Sata3 HD