Wednesday, June 2nd 2010

AMD Demonstrates Graphics Processing Power of Llano Fusion APUs

AMD demonstrated its first Fusion APU (accelerated processing unit), which is a "fusion" between a processor and a graphics processor. The first such processor in the works is based on the 32 nm silicon fabrication technology, codenamed Llano, and fuses a quad-core processor with a DirectX 11 compliant GPU. AMD's Rick Bergman showed off a wafer of the Llano APUs, but it didn't stop there. Rick surprised the press when he went on to claim that the APU can power Aliens vs. Predator in DirectX 11 mode, with a reasonable level of detail, which was demonstrated. Find a video of the same at the source.

Source: TweakTown
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77 Comments on AMD Demonstrates Graphics Processing Power of Llano Fusion APUs

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Soylent Joe
by: caleb
Name is very "original". The first thing that popped into my mind was Arithmetic Processing Unit
The first thing that popped into my mind when I saw the game screenshot and him holding that big disc and was Alien Processing Unit. Might as well be alien, this thing is looks sweet :rockout:
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GSG-9
by: HalfAHertz
I guess you can always set the frequency of the GPU as multiple of the HT speed?
I guess they would go from having a FSB:RAM ratio to FSB:RAM:Graphics type of ratio, one more variable.
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