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Old Apr 21, 2012, 05:25 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by caveman-jim View Post
It's not clear from the road maps but I think that the APU's with GCN in them will have a new socket, because they're also moving more system functions in to the chip.

I think for APU's AMD are trying to get SoC functionality onboard as much as possible, no need for any external chips. Plus they want to get to Steamroller cores, too
It was very cool when I once opened up my HP 32SII calculator and found only a single chip inside. Not so much as a stray diode lingering on the board. Someday opening up a laptop and finding the same thing would blow my mind. (not that I expect that anytime soon.)
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