AMD demos Fusion-based Llano 'APU' at press event

By Jos
Oct 19, 2010
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  1. AMD has showed off some of the first fully functional samples of its upcoming “Llano” APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) at a couple of recent press events in Los Angeles and Taiwan. The company wasn’t ready to share much in terms of specific clock frequencies or model numbers, but offered a quick demo of the chip’s multitasking capabilities by playing a high-definition video while running a DirectCompute-enabled celestial body simulation and a four-way instance of HyperPi.

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  2. whiteandnerdy

    whiteandnerdy TechSpot Member Posts: 71

    wow!!!! that's is insane.
  3. PaulWuzHere

    PaulWuzHere TechSpot Maniac Posts: 378

    Oh yeah, AMD lookin shaweet
  4. Vrmithrax

    Vrmithrax TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,283   +229

    Yep, looks like my next HTPC project will be coming up next year... The more of the little teases we get about these Fusion APUs, the more I hope they take the industry by storm.
  5. Jos, APU stands for "Accelerated Processing Unit".
    See:
    https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Accelerated_Processing_Unit
  6. Lokalaskurar

    Lokalaskurar TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 616

    Truly a radical piece of technology. APU's might have a bright future in videogaming!
  7. I beg to differ, APU will have big roll to play in all devices other than hard core gaming and video editing. CHIP on a die is the final step of APU and will be a boon to mobile devices and the PC in a box for the family to put in the Kitchen.
    This also opens the market for Intel and AMD to get into all the household devices and even cars.
    all programmers writing different types of code for same family of chips since they can do almost all the things and if mass produced will cost as cheap as a specially manifactured chep chip that would have gone in ur new Car or fridge (with touch screen for all controls)
    Natural evoluation to capture every bit of the market


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