For pretty much a decade, the processor market was pretty much stagnant. Quad-core was the standard for high-end desktops, while "thin-and-light" laptops were powered by dual-core parts. This slide from AMD's deck covering the launch of the 2nd-generation Ryzen pretty much says it all. And it's been pretty obvious that since Ryzen dropped, AMD's main competitor, the chip behemoth Intel, has been on the back foot. And the new 2nd-generation Ryzen chips landing today means more bad news for Intel over the coming year.