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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Specs: Windows 7 Home Basic 64 bit; 11.6 wide (1366x768) TFT colour display; AMD E2-1800 Accelerated Processor (1.7GHz); 2 GB DDR3 SDRAM; 320 GB; AMD Radeon HD 7340 graphics; USB 2.0 X2; USB 3.0 x 1; 1.5 kg.
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