Radeon will have Nvidia by the balls
DragonFury wrote:I read somewhere that AMD will have to come out with a new APU everytime a new GPU comes out...if nvidia wants in on the fun they would have to give up their technology to either AMD or Intel
, was my initial thought. Should be interesting to see how Nvidia plays it out. I've read that the APU will replace the standard CPU processor - I don't see APUs dominating the market for a while to come - but when it does, the high-end PC market kinda looks to get a little messy? And now we're perhaps looking at matching APUs with the a correct version GPU?
DragonFury wrote:I seriously doubt a small rinky dinky little APu will do much good anyways, because the high end vids can do so much more
I got that feeling too - graphics cards look like big-ass mag clips for a reason. but it's still impressive they squeezed one into a chipset - although It won't exactly come with a free heatsink. I was hoping that it would at least offer compensation for the drawbacks of hybrid crossfire, perhaps help us access that extra effect. In fact, in regard to gaming, the APU is starting to sound a little redundant, and a big pain the ass if it means turning things off at the bios for dual card or over clocking as Major-A has pointed out.
Time will tell. I'm still hopeful. New technology has to start somewhere.