As much as I gripe about AMD, I'm actually a little sad to see this change.
The idea behind Bulldozer was sound. Moving Floating Point operations to the GPU is what should be done.
If they had any competence, they would've done that "seamlessly behind the scenes" on their APU or Motherboard Chipset with
integrated graphics. Ya know, "let existing applications take advantage of this new paradigm" rather than "try to evangelize a bunch of companies\coders
to manually implement the new methods".
If you remember the old Nvidia AMD motherboards, (nForce) that was one of the things it did (reduced CPU workload
by intercepting instructions at the chipset and pre-processing them seamlessly... No "evangelize the coders and rewrite" needed. ).
Now it seems the dream of someone at AMD waking up and putting 2 plus 2 together is over.
It seems they are just gonna mimic Intel and hope they can compete on price and efficiency. (Good luck.)
Fingers crossed for the Zen APU releases. Maybe someone in the engineering department will sneak this idea back into
the architecture unbeknownst to the management at AMD (and do it right this time).
Still, it looks like good news for price\performance competition in the PC market for a little while.