I'd rather my processor be 100% processor
The real problem is a lack of competition.
On that note, I hope you've all been doing your daily rituals to Amada Kokoro. Meme magic propelled Ebola to new heights and it can do the same for AMD!
to what extent are these mascots "official"? is it just a meme within the segment of the fanboy/user community which intersects with otaku or do the corporations themselves acknowledge and adopt the characters in their own marketing materials? i remember reading something about how Microsoft had an official OS-tan when they were promoting Windows 10 in Japan.
Amada is not official but apparently she's got somewhat of a following in Japan
Integrated graphics has been around for at least over a decade it's just been traditionally integrated into the motherboard(the northbridge). With photo-lithographic technology being so small nowadays it became possible for the north and south bridges to be integrated into the CPU so that's what they did. It's purely about money really, it makes no sense to have a second die fabbed just for the GPU.
IGP serves a progressively more and more important role. In addition to providing a value added factor for OEMs, it also provides an area of potential dark silicon for heat transfer when not in use.
Actually its not really a meme
AVX (Advanced Vector Extensions), heard of it?, it depends on this kind of processing (256 bitsize integers)
Intel Core i7-2600K - 21.8 ms (Shit AVX)
Intel Core i7-3770K - 3.978 ms (AVX2 at game)
AMD on the other idea, cant really make my mind why they want to try it
You realize that with the node shrink, you still get more transitions out of even the reduced physical space right? The CPU still improves, so instead of shrinking the socket EVERYTIME there's a node shrink, they just use the space for a gpu.
And you know what you get if you take that out and don't shrink the die.
High end Xeon prices. Because that's what they are
hopefully next gen -E level processors come out soon. If Zen is shit (i'm guessing 60% possibility) then i'll just use intel retail edge and get the newest -E level processor. This is going to be a great year to upgrade with GPU die shrinks finally coming.