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Is AMD's Fusion Processor a Performance Game Changer?


AMD has recently launched the Fusion' processors incorporate a graphics card (GPU) and microprocessor (CPU) on a single low power chip.

These Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) utilise a single-die design that combines multi-core CPU (x86) the graphics and parallel processing engine. They also include a high-speed bus that transmits data across processor cores.

Beyond the slew of consumer laptops aimed at High Definition playback, we can expect to see super high density low power servers that may offer some serious price per watt number crunching performance for suitable applications.

AMD recently launched their Accelerated Parallel Processing SDK v2.3, offering full advantage of the parallel processing power though common standards like OpenCL