AMD shares some tidbits about Fusion

Posted on Thursday, May 15 2008 @ 21:11 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
FUD Zilla picked up some information about the AMD Fusion project. The site learned a chip called Swift will be the first product that uses the Fusion technology:
AMD Taiwan has said that the new APU (Accelerated processing unit), something that we still call Fusion will use existing CPU and GPU technology and integrate it on a single silicon die. We are not sure if Fusion is a Multi chip module or it will use AMD’s DCM marchitecture but we know that the first stock keeping unit is codenamed Swift.

Swift is part of a Shrike platform and Swift promises “richer graphics and a better media experience with improved overall performance and longer battery life”. When they say it, it sounds so easy. The Taiwanese AMD chap has said for the paper than AMD continues to pursue maximum performance per watt as “We want to achieve the highest performance with the lowest power consumption”.
FUD Zilla reckons AMD may be able to start shipping Swift in 2010, with volume shipments in Q2 2010.

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