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Friday, 25 June 2010 10:07

AMD's first Fusion comes in Q4 2010

Written by Fuad Abazovic

Dual core, fits in Brazos platform

The first Fusion to come from AMD is a dual-core. This chip fits in Brazos platform that take care the entry level of market, and such a GPU has a big chance to end up in notebooks.

We can tell you that this dual-core has a DirectX 11 GPU, it comes in BGA packaging and it works with a quite acceptable 25W TDP.

The planned launch date is the latter part of Q4 2010 and this is of course if all goes well. You can bet that after CES 2011, many vendors might have this CPU in their desktop and notebooks systems.

We can also add that this is a 32nm CPU/GPU or APU (Application Processing Unit) how AMD likes to call it and even this version of Fusion can support up to 4 cores, but it's different from Llano APU that goes in Lynx platform.

Last modified on Friday, 25 June 2010 10:56
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+1 #1 yourma2000 2010-06-25 14:25
if it's Q4 2010 then the GPU might be part of the "HD 6xxx series" although I wouldn't think like that just yet, the integrated graphics on the new AMD 800 chipset motherboards are HD 4xxx series and are only DX10.1, it might suggest that the fusion chips is using something related to the HD 5xxx series, even though the new generation will probably be released before fusion
+4 #2 jeffkro 2010-06-25 17:02
HD 5xxx series works perfect for my intended use(HTPC).
+1 #3 nele 2010-06-25 17:53
IMHO 5xxx series graphics will be more than sufficient for such a platform, so I see no need for 6xxx parts...

For some intended uses (HTPCs for example), even DirectX 11 doesn't matter that much - anything with a proper UVD will do.

In any case the graphics will be a lot better than anything Intel will have to offer and that's what matters.
+2 #4 yourma2000 2010-06-25 21:04
well if the next gen AMD chips are going 32nm or 28nm as rumoured then I would say they are almost certainly using a 6xxx chip for the power saving, if these fusion chips are going in laptops and all in one PCs then they need to be as cool and energy efficient as possible
+3 #5 terrace215 2010-06-27 22:04
Some mistakes here: Brazos uses Ontario, a 40nm TSMC Fusion APU, consisting of a Bobcat core (AMD's "Atom", basically) and a GPU.

It is Llano (the K10.5-based Fusion APU) which is 32nm, along w/ Bulldozer. AMD has said that both Llano & Ontario APUs will be in systems in H1 2011.

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