Originally Posted by Daredevil 720
I've owned Intel's all my life, but I'm really looking forward to the advancement of APUs. IMO this is the future of CPUs and coders have to accept it.
I'm not talking about having APUs running games with their iGPUs, but accelerating common CPU tasks with them. (i.e. CPU physics)
IMO, that's why AMD bought ATI back then. To make APUs when the time is right. Intel has no way of competing in this department (both in terms of h/w and s/w) unless they team up with or buy NVIDIA.
The change from CPUs to APUs may not come with Kaveri, but the next generation will most likely turn things around.
Many types of s/w run better on a GPU, and that means the GPU cores in these APUs count for more than simple CPU cores if used right. It's all about the software guys.