In olden days before the core series from Intel, motherboards used to have small graphics chipset on it. Rather than being integrated on the cpu. Why was this discontinued? Current gen mainstream AMD cpus do not have processor based graphics like the Intel ones do. (the G series parts come very late and technically are low end stuff.) sometimes you do not need a discreet gpu. So why was chipset graphics discontinued, it could have been used to decrease the cpu complexity on Intel side. While Amd would not need to have to launch apus. Hence saving development time.