Originally Posted by DuckieHo
...because making a good discrete GPU is NOT
just "Take those mediocre APU GPUs out (that can already play 3-year-old games), multiply the transistor count, give it discreet cooling and you got a major competitor."
Just read the article.... "Interrupt registers have been reorganized, PTEs (page table entries) have been reworked to more closely resemble x86′s PTEs, address space has been increased, and the per-process GTT (graphics translation table) has been changed."
Plus the other half of GPUs... drivers.
Why don't you use the very reality of benchmarks to see what's going on? Their APUs, that are currently
out, can already play 3-year-old games, with multiple time less cores than a discreet GPU would have, and with mediocre cooling and VRAM
compared to a discreet GPU (actually no VRAM at all).
Do you still think they can't make a good discreet GPU?