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[KG] Fusion shipments pass 3 million: Interview with Sasa Marinkovic

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It’s one thing to launch a technology, it’s quite another to get people to buy it. While the journalistic reception for Fusion-class processors has been universally positive – are people actually buying them? KitGuru uses quantum techniques to stand outside every store in the world and do a quick chip count.

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Pretty impressive. People must be buying them or they wouldn't be shipping them to the OEM's because the OEM's wouldn't be asking for them. Good News.
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I wouldn't say derailed so much as DBZ'd.

But srsly, I think AMD is making some good advices in terms of keeping up with Intel. I just hope they can continue to keep it going.

I was actually somewhat dissatisfied by the AMD Fusion processor I had in my laptop. Couldn't play Fallout 3 very well on the lowest of the low settings. But I didn't expect the thing to be a gaming computer anyway.
    
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I wouldn't say derailed so much as DBZ'd.

But srsly, I think AMD is making some good advices in terms of keeping up with Intel. I just hope they can continue to keep it going.

I was actually somewhat dissatisfied by the AMD Fusion processor I had in my laptop. Couldn't play Fallout 3 very well on the lowest of the low settings. But I didn't expect the thing to be a gaming computer anyway.
Well to be fair the only fusion chips out right now are for netbooks/htpcs the llano chips will be much more capable for gaming duties
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KitGuru says: On 25th January, it was reported that AMD had shipped 1 million Fusion chips. Now, at the start of May, that figure reads over 3 million. That’s around 14 weeks. Simple maths means Global Foundries is pushing out Fusion at the rate of more than 20,000 processors a day. Even if the production rate does not increase, that would be well over 7 million units a year. Pretty impressive for a new class of chip.
Global Foundries only Fabs Llano fusion chips - and those have only been shipping for revenue since the final days of Q1. Zacate/Ontario are being fabbed by TSMC. So its not a case of GF pushing 20 000 processors a day.

I would be interested to see the breakdown of Fusion chips though
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