Re: Buying Intel
"I get all that cheering for underdog, but rng returning all ffff... getting past qa means no amd CPUs for me in near future. This slappy beyond believe - can't believe all of you just shrugging it off!"
The problem can be summarised as a BIOS bug that prevents machines booting in certain circumstances and a fix has been released by AMD but may not have been released by all motherboard manufacturers.
It's annoying and there are workarounds if you are unlucky enough to be affected and in a few months it will largely be addressed.
In the meantime, back to the real security issues with Intel Hyperthreading that can't be addressed other than by disabling a feature (hyperthreading) and suffering a performance hit as a result. The fix for which is a new CPU.
If you find these comparable rather than one inconvenient and the other challenging to address in any large scale environment then....*shrug*