AMD Fusion won't arrive on desktops until 2010

Posted on Tuesday, May 20 2008 @ 22:26 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Maybe we'll see some mobile AMD Fusion processors in the second half of this year but FUD Zilla heard it will at least take until 2010 before AMD will have a Fusion processor for the desktop market.
From what we've heard Nehalem generation CPUs will be able to get to market in 2009 for both notebooks and desktop and this doesn't really come as a surprise as you really need stable and developed 45nm process to be able to make such a complex chip.

ATI does have a point with launching Fusion first for notebooks as this market will vastly benefit from such a chip as a CPU with an integrated GPU will be cheaper to produce and it is cheaper to produce one complicated chip than two less complicated ones.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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