That is what I think too. Even if it is very slow, it seems the objective is blindly just to show that they can be independent from western technology. It is going to be a problem for China if you imagine switching from an Intel CPU to a Zhaoxin CPU.I think these companies are releasing anything to appear like they don't need western IP
If they can make a cpu and a discrete gpu for less than an apu from AMD/Intel, then it could work. But then AMD/Intel could just lower their prices. I think it will come down to which other countries chose to stay faithful to China or the US. And put money into R & DThis will be cheap! That is the point. No need to complain that GPUs cost too much. You most likely can get these below $100!
Well the gpu in apu can be faster, but these will be cheaper than disgrete Nvidia, amd or Intel GPUs!