- Aug 19, 2007
Desktop RR makes perfect sense. OEMs would be all over that. A 15W or even 35W mobile RR in a desktop is nothing to get excited about. They would need to be 65W to compete with Intel. Businesses buy those SFF desktops in truckloads, and the last thing anyone wants in one of them these days is a GPU. They would be missing out on that market.I just think a desktop RR APU doesn't really fit in the market right now. OEMs (that AMD is now focused on pursuing in the mainstream and server market) can easily use the existing mobile RR APU for their ready made systems. And the DIY computer market will by the majority continue to prefer the existing iGPU-less Ryzen models unless the APU brings further advantages. We'll have to see what USPs Ryzen Gaming brings to the table, a desktop APU may be built upon that.
Also, I would gladly pay a bit more for a Zen APU on the desktop. If your video card ever died, or you had to go without it for a few days, you would have a backup. More importantly, it makes it much easier to resell or hand down to friends/family, etc.