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G. G. Jun 03, 2011, 12:47pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: AMD APU - Accelerated Processing Units
Sup,

a few weeks back, Intel announced their 3D gates and that it will be used in the up coming Ivy Bridge. This is taking the current gate process that uses one side to regulate the switching of current to using 3 sides. Normally you would have a trace run that is flat and the gate open and close that one side. By standing the run up on its end you exposed 3 sides for the gate to open and close. The benefit of this is extreme low gate loss because more control of the trace, less space requirements, faster switching.... etc.. all leads to smaller process, tighter packing, less power usage, and faster performance....

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Supreet Virdi Jun 03, 2011, 02:03pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: AMD APU - Accelerated Processing Units
Interesting and quite innovative.

Intel's 3D Transistor: Why It Matters
http://www.pcworld.com/article/227260/intels_3d_transistor_why...tters.html


But this is entirely different from AMD Fusion, while Intel is focusing more on raw power. In other words it would Intel Atom on Steroids. Sorry but AMD Fusion wins here!

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G. G. Jun 03, 2011, 04:22pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: AMD APU - Accelerated Processing Units
Supreet Virdi said:
Interesting and quite innovative.

Intel's 3D Transistor: Why It Matters
http://www.pcworld.com/article/227260/intels_3d_transistor_why...tters.html


But this is entirely different from AMD Fusion, while Intel is focusing more on raw power. In other words it would Intel Atom on Steroids. Sorry but AMD Fusion wins here!



No doubt Fusion is better than Atom when it comes to gaming .....and I do think that is solely on the better gpu portion that AMD has integrated into Fusion. BUT..... Do you really want a Fusion or Atom to play games??? It'll be too painful... but for low budget netbooks or notebooks doing things other than gaming besides solitare.... these platform are perfect for the duties.

As for the 3D trasistor thingie.... I dont think that is intended for the Atom line at this point... maybe in the far future... but it is for the next generation of main processor coming this way starting with Ivy Bridge....

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kOrny Jun 04, 2011, 02:37am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Jun 04, 2011, 02:37am EDT

 
>> Re: AMD APU - Accelerated Processing Units
G. G. said:
BUT..... Do you really want a Fusion or Atom to play games??? It'll be too painful... but for low budget netbooks or notebooks doing things other than gaming besides solitare.... these platform are perfect for the duties.


You have to experience the difference between the two. One of the main reasons I bought the Fusion-based laptop (1.0GHZ mind you) was to test it's performance with lighter but more modern games (Source engine games like CS:S played great at medium/high settings/resolution, got Just Cause 2 to play good at low settings). On top of that, basic tasks like web browing (especially videos/flash games) and word processing were faster, loaded faster, saved faster, etc, compared to my 1.6GHZ Atom.

Plus, the laptop was only $400 at the time ($350 now) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834115979

You can't even compare it to a desktop (something you would get better performance from, obviosly) or even an Atom for that matter. It is something quite different.

Supreet Virdi Jun 04, 2011, 02:45am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Yes, because it all unified and resources are being shared, hence results in lower latencies for any element to communicate. GPU that are in placed are far better than tradition IGP which uses UMA. Korny got it absolutely right.

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kOrny Jun 04, 2011, 02:51am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Yeah it really is amazing technology. I hope they keep building from it in the future.

Dr. Peaceful Aug 13, 2011, 05:13pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: AMD APU - Accelerated Processing Units
Shoot, always confused between this thread and this thread, http://www.hardwareanalysis.com/content/topic/77376/

SuPeR Xp Aug 26, 2011, 09:59pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: AMD APU - Accelerated Processing Units
AMD put a lot of R&D into this Fusion design. Looking forward to the Bulldozer based Fusion parts.

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