eh, i hate conferences that give you horrible statements like: "if you look at computation from a few years ago and look at it now, it's different." and they don't explain anything about yet, let alone, go off saying their APU is the future. frankly, computing has not changed but rather has made use of allowing more to be used. their idea of 'fusion' hasn't existed and their implementation of it is horrific in applications, like openCL, where the performance is still only slightly better. they talk about a 'balance' but the standard gaming resolution today is 1080p+. As more and more devices push high resolution/dpi displays, the magnitude of processing power required for gaming and running simple applications on the desktop is horrifically different. their APU approach would be great if gaming hasn't gone down this route and under 1080p screens were common - but they aren't (unless tablets - low end laptops which won't be gamed on). Then their APU approach is still not following their actual 'fusion' future, it still is no different then how a normal GPU and CPU work - they just slabbed both on the same die.
they talk about balance? their cpus in their apus bottleneck their gpus still. running hyrbid shows, in most cases, horrific scaling and sometimes backwards scaling, even when the game offers good multi-gpu support. AMD is still not doing it 'right' - except for this tablet+android approach. Hopefully they might shine there. On the desktop front, it's a lot better value in spending 50 bucks more for an Intel + dedicated card, let alone, on battery life too as the igp draws very little power and it's not hard to render your display resolution for basic work on that, then going the AMD direction. The tables are far too unbalanced, these days, for computation work loads required for gaming and normal media/office consumption and AMD is cutting back far too much on their CPU arch to slab in GPUs that are too powerful for basic tasks and not powerful enough for gaming. their focus on the mobile front should be like intel is, and if they want to push the APU ont he desktop, they should make ridiculously huge dies that mix the two together. having an apu with the performance of their high end FX chips while offering a HD 7870 on the die while being 400w TPD would be amazing.