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Why aren't the sandy bridges called APUs?

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Isn't that what they technically are? Is APU an AMD name only?
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Isn't that what they technically are? Is APU an AMD name only?
No, Sandy doesnt have dedicated graphics cores..
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No, Sandy doesnt have dedicated graphics cores..
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No, Sandy doesnt have dedicated graphics cores..
Oh so sandy bridge are just CPUs that have integrated GPUs on the die?
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Uhm. What? People seem to think that Sandy Bridge's GPU is off the die, then again, it's not really too powerful to... be really useful for anything.. that worthwhile.. Know what I mean?



The Westmere series (i3-530 and i5-650) did have the GPU seperate on the die, but Sandy's is integrated into the processor chip itself.

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