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[Rumour] AMD Fusion in Q4 2010

The first Fusion product to release, presumably Ontario, is scheduled for an early release by the end of this year, reports Fudzilla. The Brazos platform is targeted as a successor to Nile, and is designed for low power notebooks, netbooks and ultraportables. The Ontario APU is a dual-core CPU combined with an entry level DX11 GPU and a DDR3 memory controller, making it a system-on-chip processor.

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The first Fusion product to release, presumably Ontario, is scheduled
for an early release by the end of this year, reports Fudzilla. The
Brazos platform is targeted as a successor to Nile, and is designed for
low power notebooks, netbooks and ultraportables. The Ontario APU is a
dual-core CPU combined with an entry level DX11 GPU and a DDR3 memory
controller, making it a system-on-chip processor.

Fudzilla states that the APU works at 25W TDP, which is quite a bit higher than the 1-10W initally expected. Perhaps this is the power draw for the entire platform. Or, AMD will be introducing a third APU in between Ontario and Llano. Or, AMD will also be offering a high performance version of Ontario.

While Brazos is listed as a mobile platform in AMD roadmaps, the rumour suggests that it might make its way to desktops as well. The APU itself will release towards the end of Q4, presumably December 2010, with Brazos based systems available in early 2011. If this rumoured APU is indeed Ontario, it will be manufacted on a now mature 40nm bulk process, the same used for Nvidia Geforce and AMD Radeon graphics cards.

The mainstream Fusion part, Llano, is an upto 4 cores APU, and is set to release in early 2011. Unlike Ontario, which is based on the new Bobcat architecture, Llano will continue to use the aging Stars architecture, although we can expect improvements and higher clock speeds thanks to the 32nm process.

Reference: Fudzilla

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