Let me get this straight.... amd fusion APU is going to basically be a /cpu/GPU all in one chip on an AMD processor? So even though I am going to build a pc next month, which will be based on the ASUS CROSSHAIR IV AMD AM3 890FX, and a Phenom II x4 965/970 or AMD Phenom II x6 processor. There will be these new Phenom processors or next series of CPU's that are basically AMD Fusion APU, next year? does this mean I will need a new Asus board (cross hair V) or what ever next year along with the apu/cpu?
Does this also mean the APU/CPU processor will work along with the graphics card? Xfire/SLI etc? SDd type stuff.
Sorry to answer my question the way I did, but I assume it will need new chipset architecture.
As long as I get a board that looks as good as the AUS Crosshair or an upgraded version of it... like an Crosshair V or VI, that supports this I am fine.
Fusion APUs right isnt going to touch even the existing Phenom line. It is targeted at the Mid-low range users who does not need discrete graphics and notebooks.
However, High-end Phenom replacements based off Bulldozer is coming next year so you can wait if you want to. It will probably use a different socket also, thus a new Crosshair board is definitely in the works.
Why am I hearing so much things about 6 core and gaming graphics that a core like this is really not needed or bad because it has 6 cores? If I were able to get a x6 core processor would that not be better than the regular AMD Phenom II 965/970 Black edition. This is concerning the older versions of the AMD Phenom II x6 series too an example :
Wow~! so it is not like you can use a Discrete card and a APU at the same time?
these APU's are no different than the i5 series integrated graphics?
No, as AMD is trying to get the GPU to ain CPU processing, but software support is the crucial part there and it will take a while.
On the discrete graphics, maybe, there could be a hybrid crossfire-like solution, but the CPU itself just isn't a high-end part as just a slightly improved Athlon X4 on 32nm, which would be much weaker than SB.