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Faulty AMD Llano chips kept it out of MacBook Air

Faulty AMD Llano chips kept it out of MacBook Air

AppleInsider reports that a former AMD employee has come forward to reveal that Apple seriously looked at AMD Llano chips to power the MacBook Air. The alleged former employee says that Apple passed on the AMD parts because the chip had too many samples that were faulty. These Llano parts are known as the Fusion processors from AMD.

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AMD Llano APU prices leak

AMD Llano APU prices leak

If the thought of the AMD Llano family of Fusion APUs has you all excited for some CPU and integrated GPU love, prices on some of that hardware have now leaked. According to some research, DigiTimes did on the coming Llano parts and some Bulldozer parts the prices look pretty good. The chart DigiTimes cooked up even puts the competing Intel product into the mix.

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AMD Llano Fusion APU launch delayed to H2 2011 over poor production rates?

AMD Llano Fusion APU launch delayed to H2 2011 over poor production rates?

AMD's Llano Fusion APUs may promise to revolutionise HD video and graphics, but it seems the company has to finesse their production first. According to DigiTimes' sources at motherboard manufacturers, lower than expected yield rates for 32nm chips at Globalfoundries has led to a delay in Llano's launch, with AMD concerned that large chunks of its early batches could be defective. As a result, there's talk that the original launch in the first half of 2011 has been pushed back until early in the second half of the year, with mass production not tipped until August or September 2011.

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AMD “Llano” Fusion APU ships ahead of schedule

AMD “Llano” Fusion APU ships ahead of schedule

AMD has announced that its "Llano" APU is now shipping, with the 32nm quad-core Fusion processor on its way to OEMs in time for commercial product launches in Q2 2011. It's a surprising turnaround for the company, about it which it was previously suggested that the first Llano APUs wouldn't ship until Q3, though of course depends on the OEMs themselves pulling their fingers out and slotting the A-Series Fusion into their nettops, netbooks and ultraportable notebooks.

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AMD Trinity desktop launch reportedly delayed until October

AMD Trinity desktop launch reportedly delayed until October

Intel continues to dominate the desktop processor market, and it looks like its reign may continue for a while if the latest report from Digitimes is to be believed. The publication reports that AMD will be delaying the launch of its new Trinitydesktop processors from August to October in order to make changes to the platform. Motherboard manufacturers will also be affected by the sudden change, with companies scrambling to accommodate the new designs in time for a launch in the second half of the year.

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Console-quality Flash gaming in 12 months says AMD

Console-quality Flash gaming in 12 months says AMD

Flash may have fallen out of favor in recent years, but AMD is betting on a resurgence of the technology with the prediction that Flash games will equal their console counterparts in quality within the twelve months. The chip manufacturer made the ambitious prediction at the launch of the new AMD Trinity, the company's latest APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) that delivers, among other things, hardware-accelerated Flash support.

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