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AMD Fusion

A family of CPU chips from AMD that includes a graphics processing unit (GPU) built onto the same die. In 2011, the first of these "Accelerated Processing Units" (APUs) were low-power chips introduced for netbooks and tablets. First-generation Fusion APUs have separate memory banks for the CPU and GPU but provide a high-speed block transfer between the two memory regions.

Graphics and Non-Graphics
AMD's APUs provide advanced graphics and video processing; however, applications can use the GPU to improve voice, face and gesture recognition as well as any function that can take advantage of hardware-based parallel processing. See GPU and AMD.
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The AMD Fusion Center of Innovation will help bridge access to new AMD heterogeneous computing technology.
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AMD expects leading manufacturers Acer, Asus, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, Lenovo, MSI, Samsung, Sony and Toshiba to announce plans to deliver AMD Fusion APU-based systems at very compelling value and mainstream price points.
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The company also announced the inaugural AMD Fusion Developer Summit (AFDS), to be held on 13-16 June 2011 in Bellevue, Washington.
AMD Fusion APUs are built from DirectX 11-capable GPU technology and either low-power or high-performance multi-core x86 CPU technology.
For more detail on AMD's disclosures from today please see roadmap blog, and for additional commentary on what APUs mean for AMD please see AMD Fusion blog.
AMD is expecting to ship its first AMD Fusion Accelerated Processor Units later this quarter.
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