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weak video..
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I love how no matter what AMD does some people will just find SOMETHING to whine about and bash AMD for. Yes this ad is insanely corny but its also like the first advertisement I've ever seen AMD really do so from a business standpoint I like that, they are trying to create a better image for themselves and get their product to be better known. Think back to the days when AMD had better performing CPUs than Intel, even shady business practices from Intel aside they still had a much larger market share because they advertised and people didn't know who or what AMD even was.

Long story short, for the price/performance the APU brings to the table it is VERY impressive and I think it deserves the attention, I myself would never use one in my own rig because my demands are much greater but for some 95%+ of users the APU is absolutely amazing and pretty much overkill.

(Before you start bashing me as an AMD "fanboi" My past few systems have all been Intel)

It is more that what they bring now, it is also what they bring to the future. When the FPU was first put on the CPU everyone talked about how it was not needed, that software did not make use of it. I think in case we are seeing history repeat itself. The impressive part of the APU is not the graphics element but the parallel processing co-processor. Of course no one here seems to want to talk about those things.
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You're seriously complaining about a high quality CG animation featuring cyborg ninjas? Come on son

Seriously!
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What traditional CPU/GPU combo can you get for ~$150 at most that will win? You'll also have to pay extra for power consumption...I don't care about that, but a few people here seem to like to complain about it when AMDs power consumption is mentioned.
G620 + 7770/gtx650

$70 + $100 = $170.

$170 > $150.

Try again?

Besides, a 2.6Ghz dual core Sandy without HT is not beating a 4-4.4Ghz quad PD, even if the AMD chip is based on the Module design.
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I'd be sad the day there was no ATI/AMD to at least remotely put a fight into Nvidia and Intel. Having said that, if it takes a super cheesy video to get a new "mainstream" image out the door and generate some buzz, who am I to try and knock them down. I have to say I enjoyed it more than any intel commerical I've seen with real employees singing a gingle.
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It is more that what they bring now, it is also what they bring to the future. When the FPU was first put on the CPU everyone talked about how it was not needed, that software did not make use of it. I think in case we are seeing history repeat itself. The impressive part of the APU is not the graphics element but the parallel processing co-processor. Of course no one here seems to want to talk about those things.

The thing is that HSA is not being put to practical use anywhere yet. It might be the way of the future but as it stands currently its just something AMD hopes will take off. When compared to other parallel processing approaches where (openCL, directcompute, CUDA) is run in the discrete graphics cards memory the HSA is yet to prove its superiority (though personally I am very interested in the potential of this tech but also very skeptical of the adoption rate).

The PS4 will probably be the first place where this type of memory/compute setup is really put to the test in the real world. What devs actually make of it remains to be seen. Even if its proves a success in the console world I find it hard to believe it would get very popular on desktops anytime soon.
    
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The standard 3DMark Vantage is P5200, yet once overclocked P8200 score is seriously close to my discrete HD5770. I'm impressed.
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Can't they just say:"build a system that could play video games for 150$ less then before!" And put the whole rest of their money into improving per-core (single thread) performance?
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Can't they just say:"build a system that could play video games for 150$ less then before!" And put the whole rest of their money into improving per-core (single thread) performance?

Of course, because dry, boring stats totally sell products to consumers.

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2 core is crab for futuer games you need 4 core

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