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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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AMD (NYSE: AMD) is a semiconductor design innovator leading the next era of vivid digital experiences with its groundbreaking AMD Fusion Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) that power a wide range of computing devices.
The company also announced the inaugural AMD Fusion Developer Summit (AFDS), to be held on 13-16 June 2011 in Bellevue, Washington.
The new ThinkPad Edge 14-inch E430 and 15-inch E530 laptops give SMBs the freedom to choose their level of performance with options of the latest Intel Core processors or AMD Fusion APUs (on the E435 and E535 laptops) with choices of integrated or discrete graphics.
AMD (NYSE: AMD) is a semiconductor design innovator leading the next era of vivid digital experiences with its ground-breaking AMD Fusion Accelerated Processing Units (APUs).
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The AMD Fusion Fund program was designed not only to invest in promising companies, but also to stimulate ideas around next-generation graphics applications," said Manju Hegde, corporate vice president, AMD Fusion Experience Program.
AMD will also discuss accelerated computing initiatives including AMD Torrenza, which delivers co-processing for improved performance in specialized tasks like modeling, encryption and security, and AMD Fusion, the next-generation merging of microprocessors and graphics processors, which can help enable smaller, more reliable and intelligent devices for military applications.
0 host controller and its follow-on products (oPD720200A, oPD720201 and oPD720202), but also on A70M and A75 AMD Fusion Controller Hubs and its future products.
2 that encourage developer freedom and creativity," said Manju Hegde, corporate vice president, AMD Fusion Experience Program.
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