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Friday, 27 May 2011 13:05

AMD Fusion strategy leaked

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AMD is gearing up to kick of several Fusion launch events over the next few weeks and a leaked presentation offers a sneak peek into AMD’s long term Fusion plans.

AMD will offer five series of Fusion APUs for various market segments, starting with the ultra power efficient G-series parts for the embedded market, C-series chips for ultra mobile notebooks and E-series for thin and light notebooks. The A-series is reserved for upcoming Llano APUs.

As you probably know, the fist Bobcat based APUs from these three series are already out, but AMD is also promising to deliver Z-series parts for tablets. We will talk a bit more about the Z-series in a separate article.

As for Llano, A4 and A6 series APUs should take on Intel Core i3 and some Core i5 processors, while the A8 will slug it out with faster Core i5 and Core i7 processors. E-series Llano APUs are pitted against Pentiums, while Brazos APUs are to compete with Atom processors, and so far they are doing quite well.

Interestingly, AMD promises to deliver superior battery life on Llano processors and it claims that an A8-3510MX APU should deliver 10:48hrs of battery life, while a similar system based on Intel’s Core i5-2410M offers 6:48hrs. AMD is marketing its 2011 mobile platforms as AllDay Power platforms to capitalize on these impressive figures, but bear in mind that this is an AMD presentation rather than an independent review, so take the results with a grain of salt.

AMD currently estimates the number of Fusion 2011 design wins at 145 and with more chips to come over the next few months, the number can only go up.

You can check out the slides here.
Last modified on Friday, 27 May 2011 13:52
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+50 #1 darkpulse 2011-05-27 13:25
WOW! An explosion of FUSION bombs! Should make an interesting competition in that segment, which is good for all consumers. 8)
 
 
-38 #2 dicobalt 2011-05-27 13:45
It's not too unreasonable to believe AMD has amazing battery times on the way. Of course that's when your battery is brand new. AMD should enjoy this for now because they have no counter to the mainstream budget ULV Intel CPUs on the way. Especially since AMD prices are already as low as they can go.

http://arstechnica.com/business/news/2011/05/intel-defends-pc-goes-all-in-on-ulv-and-speeds-up-moores-law.ars?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss
 
 
+12 #3 nele 2011-05-27 13:53
Quoting dicobalt:
It's not too unreasonable to believe AMD has amazing battery times on the way. Of course that's when your battery is brand new. AMD should enjoy this for now because they have no counter to the mainstream budget ULV Intel CPUs on the way. Especially since AMD prices are already as low as they can go.

http://arstechnica.com/business/news/2011/05/intel-defends-pc-goes-all-in-on-ulv-and-speeds-up-moores-law.ars?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss


Yeah, but it's still not confirmed by a third party.

So far so good - too bad Llano was delayed by a couple of quarters, it could have really turned things around for AMD in the mobile segment... Oh well, better late than never
 
 
+17 #4 TechHog 2011-05-27 13:53
I really want to know the testing conditions of the battery life tests, as well as the specs. Otherwise, I have to take it as being heavily inflated (as with the vast majority of battery life estimates).
 
 
+16 #5 nele 2011-05-27 13:55
Quoting TechHog:
I really want to know the testing conditions of the battery life tests, as well as the specs. Otherwise, I have to take it as being heavily inflated (as with the vast majority of battery life estimates).


Of course, it's usually a pointless best case scenario test - everything downclocked back to 1990s levels and the screen is dimmer than a dead lightbulb.
 
 
+6 #6 Bl0bb3r 2011-05-27 14:50
It's not an important figure but the slides say "up to 10h resting battery life", the footnote also says 8h+ in Windows idle.
 
 
+5 #7 TechHog 2011-05-27 15:50
Quoting Bl0bb3r:
It's not an important figure but the slides say "up to 10h resting battery life", the footnote also says 8h+ in Windows idle.

WTF is "resting?"
 
 
+5 #8 Bl0bb3r 2011-05-27 18:53
It's a thing people usually do, they leave the laptop on, kinda like a phone, because booting or wakening from sleep takes too long. In that state the screen is turned off for not being used and so on and so forth.
 
 
+7 #9 Memristor 2011-05-27 18:53
Quoting nele:
Quoting TechHog:
I really want to know the testing conditions of the battery life tests, as well as the specs. Otherwise, I have to take it as being heavily inflated (as with the vast majority of battery life estimates).


Of course, it's usually a pointless best case scenario test - everything downclocked back to 1990s levels and the screen is dimmer than a dead lightbulb.

So what, If both systems are tested with the same settings than AMD is still ahead of Intel by more than 30%.
 
 
+7 #10 BernardP 2011-05-29 04:08
OK,OK. Fusion is/will be great :zzz

...but...

Can we get Bulldozer now? :cry:
 

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