Bridgman really makes a difference between OEM-Board manufacturer buying chips from AMD and a consumer buying chips from AMD.
and he think the board -manufacturer don't care about linux and AMD do really care about Linux LOL!!
and in the reality the board-manufacturer cards make 45-50% speed and the chips amd selling directly to consumers make 10-20% speed.
thats a big Joke! and even more a joke if you understand how Bridgman's rhetoric works!
read this book then you understand how bridgman works:"The Art of Being Right: 38 Ways to Win an Argument" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Art_of_Being_Right
its magic you are not a AMD customer anymore if you buy your AMD chip hardware from a OEM or Bord-Manufacturer only because the OEM's and Board-Manufacturers buy the chips from AMD and sell it to you LOL! ..
Magic artifice "The Art of Being Right"!
now you understand the sick way of thinking.