Originally Posted by repman244
Do you think that the transition to GCN based integrated GPU won't require a change in socket? I know it is kind of a silly question but still.
I don't see any reason why. GCN uses a similar memory interface as previous chips, and uses similar power, if not less. The changes within the GPU core design aren't really what I think would affect socket design, at all. IT would make hte most sense for them to implement those change NOW, with the FM2-switch, as they should be relatively minort, if for power delivery.
Of course, I could very well be wrong, but who knows. Overall pwoer consumption soulhd decrease, while perforamcne increases overall. The APUs have the benefit of being able to show increase from both CPU adn GPU design hcanges, while future CPUs will only have the core changes to rely on, which has me far mroe excited for APUs, anyway.
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