- Apr 27, 2000
True. But based on OEM behavior, when using AMD products, they may simply not want "desktop" APU products when they can just us an R3 + dGPU or what have you. I could be very wrong here . . . but it would not surprise me if Kaveri proves to be the last true mainstream "desktop" APU released on any kind of schedule (yes, I'm looking at you Bristol Ridge, the 2015 APU released in 2017).Not everyone is buying AIOs, I wouldn't.
Or to put it differently, AMD may be seeing reduced/non-existant demand for their APUs in the 45w+ category. Which kind of makes me sad. But they had their chance to prove their worth (read: HSA et al) and that has yet to pan out on the consumer side.