I think I would have liked to see the iGPU silicon removed from the die...perhaps it would have some measurable benefit to attaining higher clocks/lower thermals. AMD did come to the rescue - about 15 years ago in August 2004 when they worked with HP to put the first mainstream dual core (Opteron) in a ProLiant server. Intel didn't release a dual core until April 2005. Remember the Jan 1998 craze of $800+ Pentium II 300MHz? And even then, they were in short supply due to demand, so some sellers were gouging as high at $2000+ for each of them...and they were still selling. The reality today is that we can go to any major etailor and get a 8 core processor in either AMD or Intel flavor for under $600, a 6 core for under $300, and a quad core for under $200 - that is a serious bargain, if we consider what the state of the CPU market was like in the distant past.