I can't think of anything that I can truly add to this thread, except to say that Ryan was an amazing dude. I've never met him, obviously, but he, and the rest of the GB crew, have been a part of my routine for a long time.
I couldn't believe it when I first saw the PA Report article, I legit thought it was some kind of prank for the first two paragraphs.
@snail: @devildoll: It usually means dev test units are made with the advertised vendor's hardware. Dice has mentioned multiple times that they are primarily using AMD rigs for in house testing (not that they won't use Nvidia hardware in QA, that would be madness).
@vackillers: Good points! I think I poorly worded my Subject, as it was really shorthand for "Is Nvidia allowing AMD too much leeway, and also focusing less on the hardcore pc market, such that they may lose their complete market dominance?" But not lose outright.
That being said, i can completely see a future where AMD's management basically fudges up the company DESPITE their deals with console makers, AND their extensive support from laptop manufacturers. All of this because of bad business practices and poor market decisions.