Closer look at AMD's GPU/CPU Fusion

Posted on Monday, Nov 20 2006 @ 17:38 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
ARS Technica takes a closer look at AMD/ATI's CPU/GPU Fusion project:
When the AMD-ATI merger was announced, one of the first rumors to emerge and then quickly be confirmed was that a combined CPU/GPU product was in the works. From one perspective, the idea of putting CPU and GPU hardware on the same piece of silicon might seem like a novel idea from nowhere, but the industry has been moving in this direction for some time. In fact, back in 1999 I reported that Sun's MAJC was ostensibly headed in the direction of integrating the CPU and GPU on to the same piece of silicon...


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