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AMD Ushers in Next Generation of Computing with AMD A-Series APUs

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AMD today announced the next generation in mainstream consumer computing with the availability of the new high-performance AMD Fusion A-Series Accelerated Processing Units (APUs). Enabling truly immersive computing experiences in consumer notebooks and desktops, the AMD A-Series APUs enable brilliant HD graphics, supercomputer-like performance and over 10.5 hours of battery life.

In an increasingly digital and visually oriented world, consumers are placing ever-higher priorities on multitasking, vivid graphics, lifelike games, lag-free videos, and ultimate multimedia performance. To meet these needs, the AMD A-Series APUs combine up to four x86 CPU cores with powerful DirectX 11-capable discrete-level graphics and up to 400 Radeon cores along with dedicated HD video processing on a single chip. AMD A-Series APUs also allow for advanced capabilities such as gestural interfaces, multi-monitor support, 3D entertainment and real-time image stabilization.

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Paper launch.
 
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Chips or GTFO.
 
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"HP didn't detail the launch details of the dv4, but the dv6 and dv7 will start of at $600 and $700 respectively when they arrive in July. Pavilion g4, g6, and g7 models start from $450, $498, and $499 each and will be ready to go the same month. ProBook users get an early start as all ProBook b-series models will be ready June 27 and start at $679. ProBook s-series models will start lower, at $519, but didn't get a precise release date."
 
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Why the clock speeds are specified as 2.6Ghz/1.9Ghz ? :wtf:
 
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yeah didn't read the article properly.. so yeah paper launch. not that i'm too surprised as far as the mobile parts go. always takes abit of time for those to come out in some taptops but was expecting the desktop parts to be available. seems these are primarily aimed at oem's though.

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Why the clock speeds are specified as 2.6Ghz/1.9Ghz ? :wtf:
Turbo/stock.

Fusion got higher cpu clock if gpu is less used, and to some extend per core (don't know details for lliano) and so on, max use of TDP, just like sandy bridge, but sandy doesnt have a good igp/gpu part so I'm excited about fusion for that reason, my 4 cores in my laptop is hardly used while my gpu is quite taxed aswell as memory, hope memory controller in lliano is improved from phenom II, didnt matter if I had 800 mhz or 1600 mhz memory speed, no improvement on PHII.....
 
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Appears they are having trouble with the Asym Crossfire. Well, they'll get it right eventually. ATI always was like that. Original Crossfire was so pitiful compared to 3Dfx's SLI back in the day. Then it still struggled later on the dawn of PCIe. Course NV did too. Now they've both worked things out a lot better. But still, it should have been ready in time for Llano. At least better than it did at Anandtech.
 
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Where the f is bulldozer already?
That's what I'm wondering. Though they haven't been available that long, AM3+ motherboards are available and I just about bought one. I want some real world benches with these things so I can make a decision. I'm sick of waiting for them.
 

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Looks too be good for low power mainstream/multimedia laptops but the CPU is still K10.5. It performs the same as an Athlon II at the same speeds.
 
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That's what I'm wondering. Though they haven't been available that long, AM3+ motherboards are available and I just about bought one. I want some real world benches with these things so I can make a decision. I'm sick of waiting for them.
If you were not here a week ago, launch for Bulldozer was delayed 60 to 90 days....unfortunately.
 
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There is a full review of Llano on Anandtech.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4444/amd-llano-notebook-review-a-series-fusion-apu-a8-3500m

CPU is weak. GPU is strong for on die.

Good review. Trinity look like it will be the sh1t. BullDozer arch with crossfire gpu on die. AMD did a great job on the gpu portion, but basically same chip as previous gen just new fab process.

Guess they went for efficiency more than power. It can get 8 hours at best with the laptop they tested, however it didn't have the largest battery compared to the others. The relative battery/energy use placed it in the top 2.
 
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from the AnandTech article...

that's a lot of names to keep up with...
 
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Last romour I heard was the fabs got busy filling fusion orders.
With the performance these'll provide in the mobile market, it doesn't surprise me they got backed up on Llano bulk orders. This already proves AMD def need more fabs, or GloFo does.