AMD Fusion to have 10% more pins

Posted on Friday, Jun 08 2007 @ 04:10 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
During a chat with the Executive VP of Visual and Media Business at AMD, FUD Zilla learned a couple of things about the Fusion project:
Fusion won’t end up having many more pins than a standard CPU. This engineering guru explained that the graphics part can use a lot of existing pins from the CPU and the final score will only be 10 per cent more pins for the Fusion. More pins means that the chip packaging will cost more money and AMD will avoid this issue.

Fusion is still scheduled for the end of 2008, but no one is ready to pick a launch date. The chip is naturally starting at 45 nanometre.

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