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Its more likely that they don't have large enough customer base, in that price range, to make producing them profitable(at least for desktops).
I would like to know something, why would you need 8/12 core, isn't the GPU(s) doing most of the work now? When I see big computer, people are always talking about the numbers of GPU and don't even mention CPU. The small form factor I understand that part, but why is the number of core important today in desktops. (from 4 to 12 not 1 core to 4)
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I would like to know something, why would you need 8/12 core, isn't the GPU(s) doing most of the work now? When I see big computer, people are always talking about the numbers of GPU and don't even mention CPU. The small form factor I understand that part, but why is the number of core important today in desktops. (from 4 to 12 not 1 core to 4)
To feed a GPU effectively, you need lots of execute units to prepare data.Wait till AMD rips out the FPU, doubles the Int core and pipelines the data directly to a GpGpu style stream processor all in hardware.

Thats where this design is headed.
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To feed a GPU effectively, you need lots of execute units to prepare data.Wait till AMD rips out the FPU, doubles the Int core and pipelines the data directly to a GpGpu style stream processor all in hardware.

Thats where this design is headed.
Won't a AMD GPU be needed for FP function?
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Won't a AMD GPU be needed for FP function?
The CPU as we know it will cease to exist in my estimation in the next few years. Once they figure out how to decode x86 to gpgpu code, look out. It'll all be on one chip to. Likely for high performance rendering like 3d games, I would expect AMD to continue with discrete graphics for some time. Long term though, I fully expect them to integrate both gpu/INT and replace FPU.

BD looks like the first step in this direction.
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Just to be sure,
-The north brige is now the CPU, who is link with the RAM.
-The south brige just send the data to the CPU/GPU/SSD/HDD, it doesn't do any processing of data.

And if I get what you mean, AMD wants to have only APU in the future so the south brige just link the APU and the SSD/HDD.

You lost me when you speak about FPU.
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