Originally Posted by kaneda
I see what you mean, but we're entering an age where having more processing power regardless of where it is isn't a bad thing.
At the moment software needs to play catch up, I would love to see the stream processors on the APU be tasked not with gaming, but for background tasks and the such which benefit from parallel processing while relying on heavier number crunching chips (dedicated GPUs) only when they're required. Then again I would also like to see games move to Linux and for Linux to move more towards KolibriOS :P.
One can dream~
We are about 2 design generation away from where they cpu becomes a whole new animal IMHO. Think of the fpu replaced with shaders, and then think of the INT being integrated into the stream processors, the cpu is going to become more gpu like, but the cpu needs alot of the core logic to work properly. BD is poised and ready to go in that direction. The software will definatively be the problem, but more then the software, most of the Operating system will need massive overhauls or straight out rewrites to take advantage of this.
the hardware isn't ready for the software, yet.