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Quad-Core Microprocessors to Dominate Notebooks in 2016.
Other than that, Intel abandones everything after a year, except those things (Atom's PowerVR IGPs) they haven't ever supported.
I really don't know what do you want with Linux support, which is even worse then Windows support on both sides and not even official on Intel's.
I plan on using my laptop for more than a year, so Intel is not an option for me, I'm fine with a 2-4x faster Radeon IGP which is going to have mainline support for another 2-3 years.
you are comparing 2 35W units, with the apu bearing the weight of a fairly good gpu that draws a bigger portion power than that weak hd3000.
[sarcasm]you know what could be better? a cpu without any gpu onboard.[/sarcasm]
in addition in the apu you get full support for dx,openGL,glsl,openCL apis and a decent driver in windows and a relatively good in linux(although fglrx needs more developement)
and for that iGP you don't get any openCL http://software.intel.com...encl-release-notes/#2(you get opencl only through simd, which means only the cpu supports it) and the rest are not so stable, who can forget the compatibility lists of supported games in the igps
here are the benchmark facts which compare 3770k and fx8350 with an unbiased compiler/suite http://openbenchmarking.o...lt/1210227-RA-AMDFX835085
we are not 11 anymore to compare clocks.
FX8350 costs $195
i7-3770K costs $325
In fact, a smart purchaser who wants a good multi-threaded CPU will save some $ and grab the $169 FX8320 and overclock it. Then you have $156 left over for a nice SSD. FX8320 + 128GB SSD will crush i7 3770K with a mechanical drive. Oh, I forgot you ignored price in your comparison...
Your comparison is misleading. FX8350 competes with i5-3570K not 3770K. AMD has no competitor to i7.
And don't say AMD. They seem to have their own definition of what constitutes a core.
Quad core CPUs are already popular. They will evolve like other X86 CPUs. Of course laptops will need to increase in performance over the next four years to stay relevent and that is where APUs will become exclusive. Every new version of Windoze requires a 4x increase in CPU performance just to run the crapware O/S. This ain't rocket science. This story is really a lot of hot air about nothing.
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