Originally Posted by techtard
Some people don't need absolute maximum performance from their PCs. An Athlon is fine for the majoprity of PC users who surf the web, watch Youtube, do Facebook and check their e-mail.
This isn't crap just because you need the latest and greatest tech.
It just always is a question of the validity of putting AIIs in these FM boards. They are designed for APUs. People in the market for a social machine are not likely ones that even know how to install a discrete GPU into it. They would also be buying these in non custom build machines so they wouldn't care what it came with as long as it worked. APUs again would win out. FM2 gamers would go with a Crossfire setup which again gives little reason to have AIIs.
Only real market for AIIs would be maybe passive cooled setups. Heat from GPU taken out of the question.
Its not crap, its just ultra niche market. The expense at repackaging a bunch of AIIs for FM2 brings in the "its crap" title. AMD couldn't be making a whole lot off these in the end.