Fudzilla reports that AMD’s mainstream Fusion APU, Llano, has now been delayed to Q3 2011. Early rumours suggested a release of Q1 2011, but the most recent official word is “Summer 2011″. Ambiguous as it is, “Summer 2011″ can easily spill to Q3 2011, so this report comes as no surprise.

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Fudzilla reports that AMD’s mainstream Fusion APU, Llano, has now been
delayed to Q3 2011. Early rumours suggested a release of Q1 2011, but
the most recent official word is “Summer 2011″. Ambiguous as it is, “Summer 2011″ can easily spill to Q3 2011, so this report comes as no surprise.

The delay is significant, however, and Llano will now come a long time after Sandy Bridge – about 6 months later. There’s no solid information as to the reason for this delay, though the rumour mill suggests problems ramping Globalfoundries’ brand new 32nm process. Another slight delay and it will look much more like Llano was early for Ivy Bridge rather than late for Sandy Bridge.

The first AMD Fusion APUs, Ontario and Zacate, are still on track for a late 2010 release, with Fusion-based systems shipping in early 2011. However, Ontario and Zacate only remain a competitor to Intel’s Atom, rather than a full fledged mainstream product. Till then, AMD will have to soldier on with the now ancient Phenom II CPUs.

Source: Fudzilla