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Hello all,

This morning I had a chance to look at AMD's revised roadmap I found linked from AMDzone.com, and from what I can tell, they are not planning on producing any more FX line CPUs or normal CPUs under any other name. Does this mean that when I upgrade my system say 2 years from now that my only options from AMD will be APUs? To me this seems very self defeating for a company that produces both CPUs and GPUs to push a product line that does not require or benefit from their own high end GPUs.

I am fairly certain I do not have full understanding of the situation, so I was hoping someone on this forum could clarify whether or not my fears are correct?

I don't want this post to be seen as an anti AMD post or anything of the likes. I have been using AMD's CPUs since 1998/1999 and have never been disappointed by my purchases


PS. My current CPU is the FX8350 and I am loving it!
    
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The mainstream intel cpu are apus too. So i cant see the problem...

Now if you mean sbe amd probably doesnt want to compete on this market segment
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I have a vague understanding of the new Haswell based chips coming out from Intel, and I knew they were going to be producing a fair amount of new processors as APUs but as it stands, aren't the current generation APUs from both companies sort of dismal compared to their CPU counterparts? I know a lot of people complain that the FX8350 is not quite up to snuff compared to Intels newest i7s but the APUs currently can't hold a candle to any of them? Can I assume that whatever new APU I purchase from AMD is going to be a step backwards in performance until the APU platform is fully optimized?
    
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APU is just a term for any chip that has graphics built into the die or even the same ihs. The top of the line socket 1150 i7 4770k is an apu, and so is the amd e350.

So being an apu has nothing to do with performance. The current AMD apus have half as many cores as the CPU only chips, and no l3 cache which is why they are slower.

So if the next gen apus are fast enough, we probably won't care, that's all we're saying.
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Hello all,

This morning I had a chance to look at AMD's revised roadmap I found linked from AMDzone.com, and from what I can tell, they are not planning on producing any more FX line CPUs or normal CPUs under any other name. Does this mean that when I upgrade my system say 2 years from now that my only options from AMD will be APUs? To me this seems very self defeating for a company that produces both CPUs and GPUs to push a product line that does not require or benefit from their own high end GPUs.

I am fairly certain I do not have full understanding of the situation, so I was hoping someone on this forum could clarify whether or not my fears are correct?

I don't want this post to be seen as an anti AMD post or anything of the likes. I have been using AMD's CPUs since 1998/1999 and have never been disappointed by my purchases


PS. My current CPU is the FX8350 and I am loving it!

No it makes most sense for them.
You wont need GPU or CPU in the future you will need just APU for most tasks, and that is what they are pushing towards.

APU alone or APU+GPU if needed.
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