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kOrny Jan 31, 2011, 12:09pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Haven't head any talk about these on here. Nobody interested? They seem pretty amazing to me. CPU + GPU requiring less than 10W of power... crazy!


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carl rogers Jan 31, 2011, 01:02pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: AMD Fusion APU's
The combination of cpu and gpu is a great Idea for laptops netbooks and micro desktops
that really cant afford space. But to me it seems a little bit of waste. The computers these are going into will be mainly for persons that dont want to spend a lot of money on custop computers but maybe a oversized android phone that they can update their statuses
without lugging around a big pc.
It will probably be awhile before they can take over the cpu/gpu aftermarket, because if you buy a system that is built in the manner, you will be stuck with what you get. That is unless
the figure out to implement this discretely. There will be no real upgrading anymore without
discrete tech, and you will be stuck with whatever they want to make available to the consumer.

kOrny Jan 31, 2011, 01:12pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Well they are designed for portable devies, not desktops (maybe small form factor HTPC's). They certainly cannot replace a gaming/productivity desktop setup, but the small power consumption for the power it offers is great for laptops, netbooks, tablets, media players and phones. We should be seeing some longer battery lives for the portable devices using these APU's.

Dr. Peaceful Jan 31, 2011, 01:29pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: AMD Fusion APU's
carl rogers said:
It will probably be awhile before they can take over the cpu/gpu aftermarket, because if you buy a system that is built in the manner, you will be stuck with what you get. That is unless the figure out to implement this discretely. There will be no real upgrading anymore without discrete tech, and you will be stuck with whatever they want to make available to the consumer.

Well, you can upgrade by dropping a new chip in the socket, as long as the APU is not soldered on. And of course, if you know how to fabricate your own chip, you can certain upgrade your GPU discretely. LOL ;)

carl rogers Jan 31, 2011, 01:35pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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It would probably cost significantly more for the setup to be able to make the whole soldiering
your own upgrades in unless you plan on doing it hundreds of times to be worth it. Although that would still be pretty neat, I think I will stick to my gashog of a computer.

Dublin_Gunner Jan 31, 2011, 02:00pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I think they'll sell like hotcakes.

Laptops, netbooks, and the super low powered version for SoC implementations.

Lets not forget the higher end for office type workstations, and gaming rigs (where the integrated GPU may not be used).

Intels Sandy Bridge seems to be doing just fien with integrated GPU ;)

The full Bulldozer / Bobcat whatever its called will be a very powerful CPU.

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john albrich Jan 31, 2011, 02:45pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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kOrny said:
CPU + GPU requiring less than 10W of power... crazy!


Oh....my....Gawwwd!!!

I think the government should make a really really great law, that would ban all other CPUs cause they use 4 times as much power.

We're going to save so many polar bears, and baby seals, and pengies...and keep the planet from sinking...and Mr. Gore will be soooo happy!

carl rogers Jan 31, 2011, 02:55pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Yeah since they would effectively be cutting the number of pc boards needed by half, instead
of acid they use to etch the boards they could use a highly concentrated form of orange juice.
then after that they could send that orange juice to third world countries to help them get their vitamin c.

Dublin_Gunner Jan 31, 2011, 04:23pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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carl rogers said:
Yeah since they would effectively be cutting the number of pc boards needed by half, instead
of acid they use to etch the boards they could use a highly concentrated form of orange juice.
then after that they could send that orange juice to third world countries to help them get their vitamin c.



Just get rid of circuit boards altogether and connect each component wirelessly.


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Supreet Virdi Feb 01, 2011, 01:05am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Fusion could be useful even for desktop where it would use PCI-e/Internal GPU.

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kOrny Feb 10, 2011, 01:52pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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So I got a laptop with one of the Fusion APU's, the C-50 @ 1.0GHz. The chip is pretty impressive for beign just 1GHz. The video performance is simply amazing. Was able to play CS:S comfortably @ 720p with high settings. I was also able to run Just Cause 2 pretty good with the lowest settings/resolutions. Though the CPU could be faster, I am still pleasantly surprised with the overall performance.

The notebook only cost $399, so for the price this thing is almost too good to be true. I think AMD has something with these APU's. I'd expect to see some crazys**t in the next few years - bye bye video cards x)

Dr. Peaceful Jun 16, 2011, 01:15pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Meats_Of_Evil Jun 21, 2011, 10:18am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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kOrny (69223) said on Feb 10, 2011 at 14:52 AST:
So I got a laptop with one of the Fusion APU's, the C-50 @ 1.0GHz. The chip is pretty impressive for beign just 1GHz. The video performance is simply amazing. Was able to play CS:S comfortably @ 720p with high settings. I was also able to run Just Cause 2 pretty good with the lowest settings/resolutions. Though the CPU could be faster, I am still pleasantly surprised with the overall performance.

The notebook only cost $399, so for the price this thing is almost too good to be true. I think AMD has something with these APU's. I'd expect to see some crazys**t in the next few years - bye bye video cards x)


You sold me on that, Always wanted to play something decent in my laptop :'( When this thing dies I will no doubt look for fusion chips.

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G. G. Jun 22, 2011, 03:53pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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What I am waiting for is when the CHINESE reverse engineer the best cpu power of Intel from SB and the best ATI gpu power from Fusion and put it on a single die and claim it their own and sale it to all of us for the 1/4 of the price that both Intel and AMD trying to get from us. lol

Let the litigation paper fly




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Dr. Peaceful Jun 23, 2011, 01:04pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Chinese Chips? Not yet, G.G., perhaps another 10 years down the road before they are ready for mainstream PC market.

Currently the Loongson (literal translation: Dragon Core) processors are only for Linux, not ready yet for Windows. For now they are mostly for low power and/or embedded solutions. And you need 10,000 of them to make a supercomputer, LOL. ;) Read on:
http://techie-buzz.com/tech-news/china-loongson-cpu.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loongson

I was hoping and still do that Taiwan's VIA will become a mainstream PC processors company. However, even they are now trailing behind since the introduction of Atom, though remained to be a popular chipsets maker. They did introduce a quad-core CPU (more like 2 x 2 cores) recently for low power / small form factor PC market. http://techmento.com/2011/05/12/via-releases-quadcore-chip/

So dream on dude, Intel and AMD will still rule the world.

Dr. Peaceful Aug 13, 2011, 04:56pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I recently bought a small laptop with E-350 chip. It has HD6310 graphics in the same core. Pretty decent graphics performance for light gaming, though CPU performance is a bit lacking. Not really a laptop for true gaming and demanding programs. Nonetheless it beats the hack out of Atom, even with N550 (dual core) and Ion 2 discrete graphics chip, for performance and pricing. The laptop stays pretty cool, too.

Time for Atom to die and Fusion to take over! ;)


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