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AMD is its own worst enemy with regard to its APU's

Question asked by nec_v20 on Nov 27, 2015
Latest reply on Nov 30, 2015 by nec_v20

I was, in a previous incarnation, Senior German Engineer for Enterprise Disaster-Recovery Tech-Support, and my main claim to fame is that in this position I actually managed to go for two days without one single unresolved case or escalation. Out of over 17,000 individual cases/escalations I failed to resolve exactly 223 (I don't count kludges or workarounds as resolutions).

 

One thing that cheesed me off is that the marketdroids and salescritters in our company massively oversold the capabilities of our products. One particular case was when a customer made a complaint to us with regard to restoring his server whereby he was not using our software to restore but rather to migrate his backup to completely different server hardware, which our sales-marketing department had told him was possible.

 

I personally think that AMD with regard to their APU's is in an analogous position. The salescritters and marketdroids sign the cheques with their mouths that the developers have to try to cash with their backsides.

 

No the AMD APU is not going to be the greatest thing since sliced bread - except for systems which don't need extreme processing power or extreme graphics power.

 

I would wish that AMD would take a LART to their non techies and tell them not to over promise in their advertising.

 

The 7870K for instance is good for what one can promise - a next to silent system build with a quasi-SOC for normal users who want to do some video/photo or SOHO work with the occasional foray into Bejeweled (OK I lowballing there).

 

Intel with its pathetic integrated HD Graphics offers nothing.

 

To bring any Intel CPU to the level of the graphics performance of a 7870K, a dedicated GPU is mandatory and that is the death-knell for any, with silence or energy efficiency as a main consideration, budget oriented computer.

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