Originally Posted by 996gt2
The issue of these being socket FM1 still remains. If these are intended for people on a very low budget, then wouldn't it make more sense for those people to save money by getting an Athlon II or Phenom II and cheaper socket AM3/AM3+ board?
I was going to reply to this, but JCPU beat me to it.
Originally Posted by JCPUser
Well AMD isn't making PH II and the current Ath II anymore so they will start to become quite hard to find. Also lower end/cheaper FM1 boards will come out eventually...
Anyway, these are just chips with a disabled GPU (i.e llano failures) even if AMD sells 1 chip it is better than throwing them all away.
That's what I was thinking. For now, it makes more sense to get an AM3 Athlon II, but those are not being manufactured anymore. By the time current inventories sell, there should be some cheap FM1 boards available, possibly with integrated graphics tacked onto the PCIe bus.
Using failed APUs to fill in for Athlon's low-budget segment seems like it would be more profitable than just chucking them all in the recycle bin.