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.

The initial round will include the A8-3550 and A6-3450, while the second round will include the A8-3560 and A4-3360. Full specifications are unknown at this stage. Meanwhile, AMD will also have three new E-series Zacate APUs, the dual-core E-300, E-450 and E2-3250, for Q3. The company has its processors in 24 notebooks already on the market.