Considering nvidia only sells chips to card manufacturers and the profit for founders barely covers the cost of paying the contracted manufacturer (foxconn i think?) Yeah. On the contrary, Ryzen would have existed SOONER after AMD would have had to liquidate the assets unnecessary to designing and manufacturing a new cpu architecture. (GloFo for example). AMD was not too big to fall, but it was necessary to retain a secondary chip and gpu vendor for the PC market, bankruptcy would have been a kick in the teeth to the idiots on top that lead them into obscurity and given them a clean slate and restructuring to boot. Would have been the perfect opportunity to cut away dead weight and seperate AMD from RTG.