These performance increases are exciting to me. Ideally all basic future systems will utilize a half decent APU so you never find yourself using a computer completely incapable of gaming. (next step forward in mass produced computers hopefully) Half of the people I know with computers would game if they didn't have to change multiple parts on whatever computer they had in order to play games well, and most regular people with laptops find themselves without any real graphical capability.
Originally Posted by svenge
ASRock's FM2A75M-ITX motherboard had a slight issue
with catching fire
That is pretty crazy, but honestly it shouldn't really be surprising to anyone who's done some research on AMD hardware......
I mean I don't even own an AMD processor and I know that many boards available don't provide the necessary power delivery for some of the beefier processors you can put in them.(especially overclocked) VRM burning issues have happened with many boards.... just maybe none as modern as the FM2A75M? I mean there's a whole warning thread about it somewhere that I've stumbled onto before.
Also plenty of companies have released obviously defective products with basically no excuse given, kind of like the original 7870 boards(reference), or the ASUS DC2 series 79xx cards original release. I'm sure there are tons of other examples I don't know about that have come and gone without people losing all respect for a brands reliability.
Other perspectives on this failure are welcomed - especially things setting this failure apart from other past failures by respected manufacturers.