Up until now FM2+ has been for entry to mid-level applications. That will change in the not too distant future as more powerful AMD APUs for socket FM2+ become available. Yes this mobo is a little ahead of it's time - for a reason. Asus always wants to get the maximum sales by being "first" to market when a new opportunity presents itself. Contrary to many false reports and speculation, AMD has NOT discontinued development of high end discrete desktop CPUs. They will come along next year but in the meantime the FM2+ platform will get another performance boost. The fact that existing AMD APUs OC so well is good news as AMD slowly ramps APU performance. Note: Don't expect AMD to give away their APUs as you are getting a competent CPU and GPU for the price of one processor. The value proposition is quite high and will continue to improve over time as new APUs show up.