Ya this is no scandal and I think well planned. Raja going to intel the same week intel and amd cooperate? Raja is gonna work on the same tech to integrate and push an amd/intel compute solution to go against nvidias. AMD hw with intel's ecosystem.
Vega will be fine once they get the bins up or maybe the 12nm versions out. But by then maybe navi is so close itll be worth waiting for a solid 4k solution.