AMD Plans Fusion CPUs For Notebooks

Notebook computers are the target of the Fusion processors from AMD that will merge x86 and graphics cores and ship in 2009. AMD believes the integration will power notebooks with “significant, though not dramatic” improvements in performance-per-Watt, outgunning offerings from archrival Intel. “Our plan is to focus on mobile to deliver significant increases in performance per Watt. We will start in mobile and hopefully integrate upwards” [into desktops], said Steve Polzin, chief platform architect at AMD in a keynote address at the DesignCon Conference here. Key to AMD’s success will be an effort to drive the industry to a consensus on a small set of standard application programming interfaces to enable the hybrid Fusion chips.


Notebook computers are the target of the Fusion processors from AMD that will merge x86 and graphics cores and ship in 2009. AMD believes the integration will power notebooks with “significant, though not dramatic” improvements in performance-per-Watt, outgunning offerings from archrival Intel. “Our plan is to focus on mobile to deliver significant increases in performance per Watt. We will start in mobile and hopefully integrate upwards” [into desktops], said Steve Polzin, chief platform architect at AMD in a keynote address at the DesignCon Conference here. Key to AMD’s success will be an effort to drive the industry to a consensus on a small set of standard application programming interfaces to enable the hybrid Fusion chips.

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