AMD Fusion

SlashGear 101: What is AMD Fusion?

SlashGear 101: What is AMD Fusion?

AMD's news this week that it has begun mass production of the next phase of its AMD Fusion range of processors will mark the company's new assault on Intel: in the lucrative mainstream notebook and desktop segment. Based around AMD's new APU chips, the company claims Fusion is an entirely new architecture with its own unique advantages over what Intel is pushing. Join SlashGear 101 after the cut to find out what that means, why it's important, and whether you should be putting Fusion-powered systems on your shopping list.

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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 desktop Fusion APU processors due Q3 to take on Intel Sandy Bridge

AMD desktop Fusion APU processors due Q3 to take on Intel Sandy Bridge

AMD is reportedly readying the first desktop versions of its APU-based processors for a release in Q3 2011, following the successful launch of the Fusion APU notebook range back in January. According to DigiTimes' sources, the first batch of desktop Fusion fun will include six A-series 32nm Llano APUs debuting at Computex in June, while a further five chips will follow on in Q4.

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AMD Wireless TV takes on Intel WiDi [Video]

AMD Wireless TV takes on Intel WiDi [Video]

AMD is joining with software partner Vivu to go head to head against Intel's WiDi streaming video. The new solution, dubbed is AMD Wireless TV and will stream wirelessly from virtually any AMD Fusion powered PC to an HDTV with no additional hardware required. First shown as a demo at CES, AMD Wireless TV can stream 720p HD video and users can adjust video quality for any situation, be it a movie at home, or wanting to wirelessly project a presentation at a meeting.

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AMD Radeon HD 6990 gets premature preview

AMD Radeon HD 6990 gets premature preview

An unannounced dual-core AMD graphics card believed to be the Radeon HD 6990 has been casually flaunted at a Fusion APU launch event. According to itPOC, AMD GPU general manager Matt Skynner whipped out the card while discussing the company's APU technology; the HD 6990 is believed to pair two sets of 1,920 stream processors for a total of 3,840.

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Acer Aspire 5252 and 4253 notebooks adopt AMD Fusion

Acer Aspire 5252 and 4253 notebooks adopt AMD Fusion

Acer has outed a pair of notebooks using AMD's Fusion APU processors. The Acer Aspire 5253 and Aspire 4253 hit the 15.6- and 14-inch sizes respectively, and each use AMD's 1.6GHz E-350 processor paired with Radeon HD 6470 512MB graphics. There's also HDMI connectivity for 1080p HD output, along with a DVD burner and optional Bluetooth 3.0.

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MSI Wind Top AE220, AE2410 and AE2050 Intel and AMD touchscreen all-in-ones debut

MSI Wind Top AE220, AE2410 and AE2050 Intel and AMD touchscreen all-in-ones debut

MSI has unveiled three new Wind Top all-in-one desktop PCs at CES 2011 today, the Intel Sandy Bridge based Wind Top AE2210 and AE2410, and the AMD Brazos based Wind Top AE2050. All three feature 16:9 aspect multi-touch touchscreens - 22-inches on the AE2210, 24-inches on the AE2410, and 20-inches on the AE2050 - together with USB 3.0 ports for high-speed connectivity.

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