Originally Posted by brasslad
Gotta love APUs for low end builds.
My greatest aggravation is for upgrade there should be at least a FM2 FX-6300/6350 no iGPU variant for people going to discrete cards. Or even a 95 watt FX-8300/8350.
Yes I know it would be a small market.
It would probably be clocked at 3GHz .. lol. The problem with making bigger dies like a 8350 for a APU is that it costs more to cut down so they start off with dual cores then up to quad cores
So they don't do bigger dies. Usually there will be the die in there but lasered off for various reasons
That's how they keep prices of the APUs down. I would have wished to see a 100W 6 core PD variant though
Nevermind, SR promises APU 6 core and IPC increase to near SB-level. I think.
And on desktop 10 core is rumored to be released
But wow, Richland even OC'd still pulling much lower power consumption than A10-5800k according to the review. I doubt it is correct though.