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Monday, 04 October 2010 12:00

Fusion can change the market

Written by Fuad Abazovic
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Analysts boldly claim
AMD has been showing Ontario version of its first Fusion processor, and some senior and respected analysts now claim that it could seriously change the market.

We liked what we saw back in a hotel suite in San Francisco, it looks good, but we also heard that 18W TDP might not make everyone happy.

AMD positions Ontario as a Pentium class dual-core competitor that has superior graphics and quite good performance and it hopes to win the hearts of many users in the $300 to $500 notebook market. Ontario should fill the gap for people who want more performance.

AMD claims a lot of design wins and we can hope that it can meet its close to 8 hours battery life, as if this turns to be true, AMD might get more traction in mobile market than ever in the company’s history.
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+9 #1 JAB Creations 2010-10-04 12:46
From what I've read in general Fusion chips can merge resources so in example if you're running a single threaded application a Fusion CPU can use the resources of two or more cores and dedicate them to the single threaded application. Of course this is what I've read so I take it with a grain of salt.

The nice as a socket AM3 owner is that I can take my AM3 CPU and drop it in to an AM3+ motherboard though you can't do vice versa however that's the better way to pull that off. If you only get an AM3+ mobo and buy a CPU later you can get a more mature stepping. My X3 (as X4) 720 can't OC for squat in example regardless of how much voltage I throw at it so I'd rather wait for a second stepping CPU. Regardless AM3+ is seriously going to rock.
 
 
+26 #2 fudzillalololo 2010-10-04 13:06
I love how writing like "and some senior and respected analysts now claim that it could seriously change the market." completely avoids responsibility.

/sarcasm
 
 
+8 #3 Blue Fear 2010-10-04 14:44
It's about time.

We can finally play some steam games with these fusions.

It took the mobile segment a long time to get out of the piss poor graphics performance on an ordinary notebook.
 
 
0 #4 yourma2000 2010-10-04 15:47
I'm on the market for a netbook as I'm now in Uni, but depending on when Fusion powered netbooks are released, I don't know whether to go with the Acer Aspire 721 (AMD & Radeon powered) or wait until the Fusion models are released, anyone have any idea when that will be? no point waiting a year for release when I will probably finish the course, I'd prefer the Fusion chips simply for the power, heat and space saving
 
 
+6 #5 darkpulse 2010-10-04 15:48
wooooow finally good to see some competition in portables. i hope it kicks existing intel processors to oblivion so that the price wars can start and we consumers can get a laptop\notebook with good performance at best price points.and the graphics should be good enough for casual gaming. if amd can really provide 8 hours of battery with that good graphics i am going to pick one soon! 8)
 
 
+4 #6 zhfac 2010-10-04 16:02
Quoting yourma2000:
I'm on the market for a netbook as I'm now in Uni, but depending on when Fusion powered netbooks are released, I don't know whether to go with the Acer Aspire 721 (AMD & Radeon powered) or wait until the Fusion models are released, anyone have any idea when that will be? no point waiting a year for release when I will probably finish the course, I'd prefer the Fusion chips simply for the power, heat and space saving

Wait; I currently own the 721, and as soon as Ontario is out I'm switching. The battery life on this thing just isn't that great.
 
 
+3 #7 yourma2000 2010-10-04 16:13
Quoting zhfac:
Wait; I currently own the 721, and as soon as Ontario is out I'm switching. The battery life on this thing just isn't that great.


probably due to the higher clocked CPU compared to the 521. I'd just like a netbook with the 9w Ontario APU and Windows 7 Home Premium, thanks for the input, I guess I'll wait
 
 
+9 #8 hoohoo 2010-10-04 16:59
@fudzillalololo

Protecting or not naming sources is such a fundamental part of journalism that I am surprised you are unaware of it or the reason for it.

I've read your comments for some time now... do you really have nothing better to do than criticize fudzilla?

You appear to be very impressed with your knowledge of how journalism should be done - how about doing some of your own? Post a link to your site and I will take a look.
 
 
-38 #9 thevoid 2010-10-04 17:52
they're a year late to the market, overpriced, and a power hog . anyone who buys that piece of crap needs to be in an asylum permanently. I'm not an intel fanboy.
 
 
-31 #10 thevoid 2010-10-04 18:00
http://www.google.com/products/catalog?client=opera&rls=en&q=ul30vt&oe=utf-8&um=1&ie=UTF-8&cid=3600635830796895630&ei=4ASqTMMpg_uXB9aUkfQN&sa=X&oi=product_catalog_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBkQ8wIwAA#

12 hours of battery life (50% more than fusion) has been available for a year, with the same or better performance.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Sapphire/HD_5450/29.html

Best case, i predict zacate graphics are 70% the speed of 5450
 

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