When the Roadmap of AMD’s production line was showcased there was no mention of AMD’s FX CPUs , news was that there won’t be another FX CPU and the series will be discontinued but all of it was fake according to AMD.
AMD have spotted sites posting about the roadmap of the production plan and seems that they were mentioning that FX CPUs are going to be discontinued, but now AMD have released an Official Roadmap chart which includes the continue of AMD’s AM3+ socket CPUs as well as motherboards.
“AMD will continue to supply AM3+ and AMD FX processors for the foreseeable future, as per AMD’s official roadmap update at APU’13 [above]. Recently, AMD launched the FX-9000 series, AMD’s fastest desktop processor to date. As AMD’s business continues to evolve, AMD will focus on the areas of growth including support for the desktop PC enthusiast leveraging AMD’s world-class processor design IP, including heterogeneous compute. AMD’s FX branded products will continue to evolve and we look forward to sharing those updates in the future.” Said AMD.
Still there are no mentions that AMD have plans to increase the numbers of FX CPUs available right now. They will be focusing on the APU Kaveri which is going to be released later next year as well as the Carrizo APU for 2015. Kaveri seems to perform very well and is capable of running Battlefield 4 alone at 1080p resolution without a discrete GPU.
Because according to AMD, what “we” need in a processor has been changing quite often and consumers are going towards APUs instead of CPUs. Continuing the FX line might be a meaningful decision, increasing the FX line with another bunch of processors might not seems so good according to the current needs.