When AMD formally launches the AMD Fusion
family of APUs, scheduled for the first half of in 2011, we expect the PC experience to evolve dramatically.
Provider of computing and graphics solutions Applied Micro Devices (AMD) (NYSE: AMD) today launched the AMD Fusion
Fund, a programme to support development of new, enhanced consumer digital experiences.
The company said that the AMD Fusion
Family of Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) represents a significant shift in processor architecture and capabilities, combining high-performance serial computing and parallel graphics processing cores onto a single die to improve visual and data-intensive tasks.
According to the company, the inaugural AMD Fusion
Developer Summit (AFDS) will be held on 13-16 June 2011 in Bellevue, Washington and presentation proposals must be submitted by 4 February 2011.
Equipped with choices of the latest Intel Core processors (on the B480 and B580 laptops) or AMD Fusion
APUs (on the B485 and B585 laptops) along with integrated or discrete graphics, these laptops offer extreme value, starting at just $499.
The thought of DirectX 11 graphics being supported on a low-power mobile platform is also impressive, with the AMD Fusion
Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) using AMD Radeon GPUs on the chip.
The AMD Fusion
Experience Programme is an initiative focused on identifying innovative computing solutions and applications poised to take full advantage of the forthcoming AMD Fusion
family of Accelerated Processing Units (APU).
The AMD Fusion
Fund program was designed not only to invest in promising companies, but also to stimulate ideas around next-generation graphics applications," said Manju Hegde, corporate vice president, AMD Fusion
Also, while the goal of AMD Vision - nearly every component of the machine being AMD-branded - is all well and good, the elaborate caution of not doing away with DDR3 1333MHz RAM is counter-productive, not ensuring efficient scaling for a majority of its most modern configurations, including AMD Fusion
APUs and Bulldozer CPUs.
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India, May 20 -- Donanimhaber, a Turkish website has correctly brought to light some early Nvidia details in the past, and it's now back with a leak of a new AMD Fusion
chip that's said to be a part of the company's upcoming "Sabine" platform.