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AMD fusion to be released this year?!

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by CAT-THE-FIFTH, 15 May 2010.

  1. CAT-THE-FIFTH

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  2. Orcvader

    Capodecina

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    If it comes out this year, things are going to get interesting- crazy even!
     
  3. Jokester

    Don

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    Bad news for Nvidia if they do get it out this year.
     
  4. Phatzy

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    is this fusion just athlonII with built-in gpu or something brand new?
     
  5. Redmint

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    Oooh, this could indeed be good news! I've heard mixed things on the integrated GPU capabilities though, everything from it being comparable to a HD 2900 series card to a 5770...
     
  6. Trunks9486

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    I would be seriously impressed if it matched a 2900XT.

    Its way more likely to barely be better than the 5450, making the extreme low end obsolete.
     
  7. Reaction

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    Would it not get really hot having cpu and gpu in one chip?
     
  8. Redmint

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    With all the hype I think it would be a shame if it weren't that much better than current on board graphics, considering how much more of the chip AMD are dedicating to graphics than Intel on the i3 it should perform fairly well.
     
  9. alex24

    Capodecina

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    I wouldn't expect a lot. If it's powerful enough to do HD video, the chips could make part of a mean HTPC.
     
  10. Ordokai

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    It definitely means good things for office and htpc use, perhaps even extremely SFF computing, but as a full blown gamer with towers and dedicated GPUs I'm more interested in its potential abilities to complement an existing GPU and/or add to the CPU processing power.


    - Ordokai
     
    Last edited: 16 May 2010
  11. Trunks9486

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    It would be ideal if they could be used as physics co-processors, giving the fusion CPUs both grant and flexibility without damaging main rendering performance of the dedicated GPU.
     
  12. eddyc

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    How are these related to the bulldozer 8-cores? My impression from other articles has been that the bulldozer chips will be released as both fusion and non-fusion versions.

    I am guessing that fusion versions will not work on current AM3 motherboards.

    Anyone else confirm that?
     
  13. Orcvader

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    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/radeon-fusion-gpu-chimera-phenom,news-33486.html
    Seems the next gen fusion is also something to look foward to as well! :D