AMD Fusion


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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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Additionally, AMD Fusion technology promises all-day battery life - 10 hours or more.
Starting immediately, AMD plans to phase in the AMD Fusion Partner Program over the next four quarters.
AdvanPOS AMD Fusion solutions allow independent VGA (2048 x 1536) and HDMI (1080p Full HD) output, which is ideal for graphic intensive applications, such as digital signage.
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.
AMD is expecting to ship its first AMD Fusion Accelerated Processor Units later this quarter.
This feature will also be in future AMD Fusion APUs.
The product offers the following features: 1 or 2 x86 'Bobcat' CPU cores with 1MB L2 cache, 64-bit Floating Point Unit; up to 1.6GHz; 9W and 18W TDP; array of SIMD Engines; 3D and graphics processing; 3rd generation unified video decoder; power management features, including C6 and power gating; DDR3 800-1066 memory with support for 64 bit channel and 2 DIMMs; Ball Grid Array (BGA) package; 890mm physical footprint, including the AMD Fusion I/O Controller Hub.
Summary: At Computex 2010, AMD (NYSE: AMD) today delivered the first public demonstration of an AMD Fusion processor, initiating the accelerated processing era.
India, June 3 -- At Computex 2010, AMD delivered the first public demonstration of an AMD Fusion processor, initiating the accelerated processing era.
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Relevantly, AMD is not missing from the action, with the Android x86 operating system already optimized for the AMD Fusion Brazos platform.