Originally Posted by boogerlad
What bothers me is that we're paying more for something we don't need. The gpu die is useless and consumes 40% of die space, which directly translates to how much it costs to manufacture.
Like I said, the cost of having to produce 2 different dies is higher. It's much cheaper to produce one die and lock down the parts that aren't needed.
So I don't see why would you want to pay more for a different chip that would have identical performance.