Considering how laughably low (by intel's standards) are the margins in mobile space, exactly what is Intel's goal here? Me too?
Bye bye APUs... was a made chip category anyway for AMD to try to save face from getting embarrassed when they lost miserably to intel. It will be ARM and intel from now on with AMD relegated to the value market.
100+ million (likely to hit 150-200) APUs that will power major consoles disagree.
And once heavy multi-threading becomes a standard in game development, we'll see interesting changes on desktop...
Not to mention that "saving face" part is truly clueless. My wife's APU powered cheapo notebook destroys my i7 Lenovo in gaming, while costing 3 times less. I don't see any difference in speed when running Office or gmail, doh... Let me remember what on earth do I run it, that needs more CPU power.... Oh, eclipse IDE, but wait, still no noticeable difference...
News flash: for majority of users CPU performance DOES NOT MATTER for quite a while
. 9 out of 10 gamers are better off sparing some bucks on overpriced Intel CPU+mobo combos and investing into GPUs instead.