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Friday, 04 March 2011 13:18

AMD shows a lot of Fusion wins

Written by Slobodan Simic
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Cebit 2011: Bunch of notebooks, netbooks and nettops

It looks like AMD partners really like the Brazos platform as we had a chance to see a bunch of those at Cebit and some of them really look pretty nice if you ask us. It was pretty hard to find a Fusion equipped product but according to AMD it should change pretty soon and availability will most certainly improve.

Almost every important partner has showcased at least one product based on AMD's Fusion and some of those notebooks, netbooks and nettops really look nice. We already wrote about MSI's and Asus' netbooks and notebooks and even tablets, while AMD was keen to show a bunch of other Fusion wins from partners like Acer, Sony, Lenovo and others.

Sony's VAIO Y-Series 11.6-incher with AMD's dual-core E-350 APU really looks nice and Acer's Aspire One 522 10-incher with C-50 APU ain't half bad either. Lenovo's 11.6-inch E-350 APU equipped IdeaPad S205 was also there next to the IdeaPad SG575, a 15.6-incher with E-350 APU. Acer also has a 15.6-incher with E-350 as well and it looks like Fusion will be in a wide range of sizes and formats.

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We also had a chance to see a couple of nettops including the Asus' EeeBox PC EB1021 with E-350, Tul/Powercolor Mini PC and Zotac's ZBOX Blu-ray AD03 equipped with E-350 APU and Blu-ray drive.

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Partners that we had a chance to talk to about Fusion are pretty confident about the product, as everyone wants a piece of that cake. Honestly, we can't say that we are surprised.

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+79 #1 Super XP 2011-03-04 14:24
Very nice indeed, love the ASUS mini's, they look sleek in design. Good job AMD. Finally much needed competition is here. Now we await the beloved Bulldozer Design based CPUs and motherboards to grace out gaming PCs...
 
 
-57 #2 Tranzz 2011-03-04 16:28
Best not to point out that Elliots review said it was rubbish :-*
 
 
+49 #3 The_Countess 2011-03-04 17:23
its a great sign for AMD. both that brazo is successful, and that OEM's are willing to embrace AMD in general without the hesitation always seen in the past.

hopefully that means intels stranglehold is now truly broken.
 
 
+35 #4 MrScary 2011-03-04 17:39
Quoting Tranzz:
Best not to point out that Elliots review said it was rubbish :-*

You are ok, that review was a complete mess, he started freaking out about how good th APU was, and progressively was climbing that it didn´t reach "his expected performance" to conclude that it was power hungry...haha testing with a 800w psu.

Zotac zbox only sips 30w at full load and i wish i have one :-): it hazzz vesa mounting, and APU, and most enjoyable its atom/ion nshittia free.
 
 
+9 #5 gamoniac 2011-03-04 18:13
The Asus EeeBox PC EB1021 certainly looks nice but I wish it is (at least partially) enclosed in a metal case that allows for better heat dissipation. The white plastic enclosure reminds me of my Nintendo Wii, which get unnecessary warm during play time, or even when auto-update kicks off while powered off.
 
 
+12 #6 ViperSpec 2011-03-04 19:03
Quoting gamoniac:
The Asus EeeBox PC EB1021 certainly looks nice but I wish it is (at least partially) enclosed in a metal case that allows for better heat dissipation. The white plastic enclosure reminds me of my Nintendo Wii, which get unnecessary warm during play time, or even when auto-update kicks off while powered off.

Quoting gamoniac:
The Asus EeeBox PC EB1021 certainly looks nice but I wish it is (at least partially) enclosed in a metal case that allows for better heat dissipation. The white plastic enclosure reminds me of my Nintendo Wii, which get unnecessary warm during play time, or even when auto-update kicks off while powered off.

I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought it looks like the Wii's evil twin lol.
 
 
+7 #7 rickster 2011-03-04 21:44
Quoting The_Countess:
its a great sign for AMD. both that brazo is successful, and that OEM's are willing to embrace AMD in general without the hesitation always seen in the past.

hopefully that means intels stranglehold is now truly broken.


Fusions great, but it's still going to be an uphill battle with Intel still accounting for ~90% of all CPU sales.

Not to mention in a few more years, they will both have to deal with the rising ARM chips powered by Microsoft.
 
 
+7 #8 The_Countess 2011-03-04 21:59
Quoting rickster:
Fusions great, but it's still going to be an uphill battle with Intel still accounting for ~90% of all CPU sales.

its just over 80% actually, less if you look per unit (AMD is cheaper in general).
but OEM's are the key to getting more market share. they sell the vast majority of CPU's, and OEM buyers generally dont really care what CPU is in their system, as long as its cheap and meets their expectations. OEM's could even sell heap loads of the truly dreadful Prescott p4. so surely with Intel now off their backs, and AMD able too outsource to the quickly expanding global-foundries they should be able to make up some ground.
 
 
-17 #9 rickster 2011-03-04 22:24
Quoting The_Countess:
its just over 80% actually, less if you look per unit (AMD is cheaper in general).
but OEM's are the key to getting more market share. they sell the vast majority of CPU's, and OEM buyers generally dont really care what CPU is in their system, as long as its cheap and meets their expectations. OEM's could even sell heap loads of the truly dreadful Prescott p4. so surely with Intel now off their backs, and AMD able too outsource to the quickly expanding global-foundries they should be able to make up some ground.


I wouldn't count on it. At most, we'll see AMDs share increase maybe by 2% at the end of 2011, and that's being generous. They just can't market themselves.

And Intel is building Fab 42. That's a game changer.
 
 
+15 #10 SCUZNUTS 2011-03-04 22:48
I has that E-350 Sony Netbook! Got it yesterday. It's mint.
 

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