Originally Posted by Rich-M
Where I like the Apu is in laptops whereas the AMD laptops used to be so doggy their lead in the APU positions them better in a laptop which has always suffered from normal onboard video. Some of the APU laptops can even make it for gaming better than an ordinary cpu and onboard video. I don't think they stand up to Intel anymore in desktops but they sure have in laptops for a while and can save you a boat load of money in comparison.
I don't think AMD are even trying
to keep up with Intel in the desktop market anymore tbh. Since AMD's last big desktop CPU release, everything has been essentially a refresh. Every AMD FX series CPU currently on the market is more or less the same as what was available in 2012/13... The APU tech has remained more or less the same as well. compare the old FM2 athlons to the A10-7870k (released this year) and you'll find little difference besides the names and codenames
Since then, Intel have had numerous 'tick' cycles and several 'tock' cycles (Sandy Bridge-E, Ivy Bridge, Ivy Bridge-E, Haswell, Haswell-E, Broadwell and now Skylake)
If you can afford Intel, it's nearly always better. Right now, a 4690k i5 or a 6600k i5 is way, way ahead of any AMD offering. That's before we even take a glance as the i7-5820k, 4790k or 6700k...