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AirRaid
September 11th 07, 07:29 PM
http://www.istartedsomething.com/20070910/amd-fusion-gfx-performance/

AMD Fusion to match current mid-high GFX performance
by Long Zheng


At the Influence Forum 2007 in Australia, AMD Australia's technical
manager Michael Apthorpe suggested the upcoming "Fusion" architecture
for a hybrid CPU/GPU design on a single chip design will offer (at the
time of release) similar graphics performance and capabilities to
those mid-to-high-range graphics cards today.

Still expected to ship between late 2008 and early 2009, initially
Fusion will be targeted at the integrated value space for UMA-based
notebook systems. Because the integrated market is very price
sensitive, the price point will be quite low, but perhaps still
marginally higher than current integrated alternatives. In return,
notebook users will enjoy considerably better graphics capabilities
and performance for the cost difference.

The question of motherboards capability was raised by the audience to
which Michael stated AMD are currently looking into possible backwards
compatibility but suggested it will most likely require a new
motherboard.

Juarez
September 12th 07, 06:04 PM
On Tue, 11 Sep 2007 11:29:10 -0700, AirRaid wrote:


> At the Influence Forum 2007 in Australia, AMD Australia's technical
> manager Michael Apthorpe suggested the upcoming "Fusion" architecture
> for a hybrid CPU/GPU design on a single chip design will offer (at the
> time of release) similar graphics performance and capabilities to
> those mid-to-high-range graphics cards today.

Mid-range maybe but high-end I find hard to believe. Be nice if it is true
though and the cost is not too much.

dave
September 12th 07, 09:34 PM
AMD GPU Specs info:

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=NjA1Mw