AMD has shipped 5 million Fusion chips, sold out last quarter


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Advanced Micro Devices has shipped about 5 million of its power-efficient Fusion processors since their introduction in Q4 2010. In fact, the company sold out of the Fusion processor in…

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Um, please show me what benchmarks Atom beats Fusion in, I have seen quite a few of them, and there are none at which Atom beats Fusion.


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Probably on raw computing power, not considering the video part Guest. Also consider they talk about the counterparts meaning dual core Atoms (Which some probably come with Ion). Though price-wise they can't be beat together.


I haven't heard of a single benchmark where atom outperforms zacate.

This article is obviously paid by intel marketing dollars.

I guess intel has to spend all that monopoly money somewhere.


Every benchmark shows the AMD trashing the new Intel Atom in almost everything but a few compression/decompression programs. In a real world usage scenario, the Atom can't hold a stick to the new AMD.


Going by those benchmarks the E-350 1.6ghz Fusion beats every single Atom processor. The C-50 1ghz dual core even bests most of the Atom line up including the 1.5ghz 550.


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Indeed, benchmarks show Zacate to wipe the floor with Atom, except for heavily multithreaded tasks, where it catches up. The Zacate laptops stand firmly above Atoms, but bellow Core i3, at an Atom-like pricing. While still trashing Intel's integrated GPUs.


As an Acer Aspire 5253-bz602 (Amd Fusion E-350) laptop owner and user, I play Counterstrike Source at 45fps with details high, medium texture, HDR on, and 4X MSAA enabled at 1366x768. After heavy gaming, the laptop barely registered as being warm. All at $329. Contrast to my old Aspire core2duo with nvidia 8600mgt, which ran hot as hell.

The AMD E-350 fusion runs about as fast as my desktop, Pentium D 820 (2.8mhz). I know of NO atom reaching parity yet with my CPU/CPU combo.


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loooooooooooool ''Although Atom chips beat comparable Fusion processors in benchmarks, Fusion is still decent''...


AMD Fuson counterstrke source(be sure to enable multicore rendering):

World of Warcraft

Starcraft 2

Call of Duty MW2

AMD Fusion an 18watt TDP CPU/CPU, good for older games, I guess the closest approximation is Nvidia 8600MGT performance.

Future drivers will certainly eek out a few more fps potential as it matures.