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Are APUs crossfired with GPUs going to become the norm?

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This seems inevitable. I think the days of a CPU just doing CPU stuff and a GPU just doing GPU stuff separately are coming to an end. My laptop has an APU with Radeon graphics and it also has a small dedicated GPU and they are crossfired. I am not caught up on all the naming schemes yet with this stuff, but I believe the APU's graphics has the letter G in the numbering (and for the life of me I can't remember) and my GPU is a 7660M. Or maybe it's the other way around.

It seems to me that since laptops are doing this, then the next logical step is to have desktops doing this. You probably need a new motherboard for this I assume. I guess because gaming uses more of the GPU horsepower than the CPU horsepower, then cutting the CPU into an APU would make sense gaming wise.

I am not sure how much added horsepower an APU can deliver to one of the higher end Radeons like a R9 290, but I suspect that having an APU crossfired with something like an R9 270X would provide at least a noticeable improvement. Of course, it depends on the games and the drivers and all that, but those are minor obstacles.
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This has been happening on the desktop since Llano..
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This has been happening on the desktop since Llano..

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