AMD Unveils Fusion APU At Computex

Posted: Jun 2 2010, 9:14am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 9:27pm CDT, in Hardware & Peripherals


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Combing a GPU and a CPU into one device has been something that both Intel and AMD have been working towards for a long time. The idea is that by combing the CPU and the GPUY you can get a device, called an APU, which can do both functions, save space on the board of the computer, and reduce power consumption.

AMD showed a demo of the Fusion APU that showed the device accelerating Internet Explorer 9 and DirectX 11 rendering and special effects. The Fusion APU is capable of running HD video and allowing a users apps to play just as they would with a separate CPUY and GPU.

The fusion APU will mostly find a home in netbooks and other notebook and desktop systems that use integrated graphics today. This will not be an option for an enthusiast system since the Fusion APU won’t offer the level of performance ended in demanding video games. AMD offered no details on when the Fusion APU would come to market or how much it might cost.

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