The Tech Report snapped a photo of Chris Cloran, corporate VP and general manager of AMD's client division, holding a Llano wafer at the company's Technical Forum & Exhibition in Taipei, Taiwan. The site reports a demo system performed quite impressively:
Shiny wafers are neat to look at and all, but the demo that followed was far more interesting. AMD showed a quad-core Llano system playing a high-def video clip while running a DirectCompute-enabled celestial body simulation and a four-way instance of HyperPi. Video playback was smooth despite the fact that all four CPU cores were pegged at full utilization during the demo.