I have been half hoping AMD would get their shit together on the higher end Opteron (where's my 16 core 3.5Ghz(raw speed w/o turbo boost) 115W chip) front but I guess they fell too far behind by neglecting their R&D over recent years and feel they can't catch up again.
Sad to see. Myself I don't care about APUs or embedded, or micro servers, so I suppose my next servers will be some variant of Intel. I preferred AMD's approach of more "real" cores even if each core was clocked at a lower rate. Never was a fan of hyperthreading even after intel "fixed" it a few years ago(Xeon 5500s I believe? or was it 5600)
I am not sure what makes AMD think they will be able to compete in the ARM server market with the likes of Samsung, and perhaps even Qualcomm moving such massive quantities of chips. Maybe Seamicro will give them an edge in that area...don't know.