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Are the piledriver cpus going to be amd's last cpus with a gpu built?

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Last response: in CPUs
April 6, 2012 9:03:48 PM

are the piledrivers going to be amds last cpus without a built in gpu? thanks.

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a c 172 à CPUs
April 6, 2012 9:21:59 PM

I doubt it. Why do you think they would be?

At only a small additional cost, a built in GPU greatly increases the functionality of the CPU chip.
a b à CPUs
April 6, 2012 9:53:56 PM

Actually that is the plan. AMD is working on utilizing the gpu section to handle some of the same functions that are also part of the cpu. Bulldozer is just the initial step to getting this done, separating the fpu, wich is nearly identical to a gpu stream processor.

In theory, there will be a lot more available for the cpu to use when there is a discrete video card, the on chip gpu will be fully utilized for those cpu functions.