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I understand Intel is like the largest gpu seller in the world, however the reason for that is because most consumers are ignorant... Why are they pushing the APU when the target consumer base doesn't know and doesn't care?
A...PU, it comes before C, so it obviously must be better, right?

/sarcasm

differentiation in marketing. Create or redirect a market, with a "vision", fill a gap. Separates them from Intel. It's actually quiet clever. Go AMD. Blu-ray Discs are actually a good example of this.

*of course i'm speculating because I want to build AMD next year, the CPU game is way to stale for my tastes ATM*
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I understand Intel is like the largest gpu seller in the world, however the reason for that is because most consumers are ignorant... Why are they pushing the APU when the target consumer base doesn't know and doesn't care?
You gotta get your foot in the door somehow. Yeah most average consumers are ignorant about this stuff but the more exposure like this AMD can get, the more products they can get on the shelves, and then there will come the consumers that are brave enough to give it a spin. Word gets around, brave consumers friends buy it, repeat.. repeat.. win. Besides that weirdly painted scenario, AMD knows they have a better graphics product in their APU's than Intel's integrated offerings and it deserves to make its way out there.

AMD needs to get some more market share somewhere in this game. I hate to word it this way, but their continuous failures in the desktop CPU market are gonna be the end of whatever good reputation they have left if they can't get good products out somewhere.

I ditched my Intel stuff in '09 shortly after I joined this site because I had great faith in Phenom II and wanted to jump on something new. Defeat after defeat, failure after failure and the lack of meeting expectations on top of continuous Bulldozer delays and reschedulings have got me fed up. I've lost my faith in AMD for the moment. I will not touch a Bulldozer chip until at least the second revision after retail release or maybe enhanced Bulldozer, just depends.
Blind faith, no more. AMD, you have a job to do. Impress me! You must lure me back this time. Meanwhile, I plan to snatch up an i5 2500K and a decent mobo in the next month because I've been running this 955BE since February of 2010 and I'm ready for a new pet!

Sorry for this post turning into a long rant, but it felt good to get it off my chest.
Edited by metal_gunjee - 5/31/11 at 11:16pm
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Please excuse the double post, but I just wanted to clarify that I'm not insulting AMD and I don't want any of you to think I'm gonna be a hater. I love the stuff I already have (955BE, 9850BE, 7750BE) but I'm just saying that I'm not gonna waste my money on another mediocre AMD desktop processor for my main desktop.

AMD's rising in the gpu market and their falling in cpu market has cleared my eyes of brand loyalty and I will go with the best choice for my situation from now on. (saying this because I've been sort of an exclusive AMD and Nvidia fan for a while)

Whenever the time comes that they can release a desktop chip that will defeat at least a Core i5 2500K, that will be when AMD finds their way back into the cpu socket of my main rig.



EDIT: In reference to the Nvidia brand loyalty, I dont have a problem with them... yet. But my eyes will be open wider to the light of a shiny new Radeon when I'm ready for another gpu upgrade somewhere down the road.
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