Originally Posted by SniperTeamTango
Talks like no one else knows what they're talking about...
Mods gonna lock this soon everyone!
Yeah I hear ya there, the APU's are amazing for laptops, but a lot more people need a powerhouse PC than a laptop with insane graphics.
This is absolutely wrong. You say that the demand for powerhouse desktops is much higher than laptops. This is just rediculous. Laptops make up a whole lot more of the market than desktops.
Powerhouse PC's make up less than 1% of the PC market. Probably more like 0.1%. I dont know where you're getting your stats but powerhouse desktops just arent used anymore by the average person.
A lot more people need/want laptops than they want a powerhouse desktop. Your statement is just rediculous and farfetched.
The majority of the people in the world own laptops/tablets/mobile and only a small fraction own enthusiast desktop pcs.
If you really dont believe this then you really need to get out from behind your monitor and look around at the world. Its pretty self explanitory.
As for Bulldozer, I never said it was an amazing CPU but it is far from a fail. Its not supposed to be an amazing CPU like you guys thought it was going to be before it came out. Yeah sure it didnt blow everyones mind like they were expecting and thats the exact reason people think its garbage, bc it didnt fullfil their expectations.
AMD built Bulldozer architecture for their APUs. It was never designed for just a CPU chip. On top of that, its a first generation chip from a brand new architecture that AMD had no experience with at all and had really no idea what kind of performance it would have when they designed it. Again, its made to be paired with a iGPU for their APU chips. If you look at the Bulldozer architecture and AMDs HSA, App acceleration and fusion concepts you will understand why they designed the Bulldozer architecture.
Also, a lot of people thought that Bulldozer was supposed to come out and be some kind of powerhouse CPU when it simply was not supposed to be. If you thought Bulldozer was supposed to come out and destroy the competitions high end chips then you only lied to yourself because, again, Bulldozer simply wasnt supposed to be that chip.
If you look at Bulldozer the way that its supposed to be looked at and why AMD designed in the first place then you will clearly see that Bulldozer was not supposed to be a powerhouse CPU and that it designed for something else entirely. AMD designed the architecture to run very efficiently on their APU once they have completely implemented their HSA concept. Bulldozer was never supposed to be the chip all you guys thought it was supposed to be. So basically, yes, you dont know what you are talking about.
Maybe if you did research and actually understand what AMD's plans are for the future then maybe you will understand what bulldozer is for. Im not going to sit here and argue any more about this cause you will either take the time to look into it yourself or you wont. Either way, right now, you dont know what you are talking about.