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When is the new article coming out? :-)

Also, as it has integrated GPU, will it be able to work hand in hand with a separate GPU during intensive tasks, like gaming, etc? Sort of "Cross fire", 2600 in my case.
Only Bobcat has an integrated GPU which is for mobile applications. The desktop variant, Bulldozer, is CPU only.
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Only Bobcat has an integrated GPU which is for mobile applications. The desktop variant, Bulldozer, is CPU only.
Bobcat will be desktop & mobile.
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Bobcat will be desktop & mobile.

If it is in fact GPU integrated for both mobile and desktop, will it be a high performance GPU such as the non integrated video card we can currently purchase from ATI/AMD ? or will it be one of those cheep on board video card you get with those pre-packaged computers? will it be using the motherboard memory or some type of advance GPU/CPU on board memory? if it will be using the motherboard DDR3 memory, does that mean that the GPU will have slower memory?

This on board GPU raises a lot questions in my book.... and I'm even wondering if it will be as good as what people expect. Will it be just another way for a chip company's to make extra $$$$ by bypassing the motherboard manufacturer by offering a on board video card on the CPU itself instead of the integrated motherboard video cards?


I don't want to think to far a head but it seems to me that the future competition between all these hardware company's is pointing in the same direction. They are all trying to integrate every component and every technology in 1 single part/device, GPU, CPU, memory, storage, etc, etc.
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This on board GPU raises a lot questions in my book.... and I'm even wondering if it will be as good as what people expect. Will it be just another way for a chip company's to make extra $$$$ by bypassing the motherboard manufacturer by offering a on board video card on the CPU itself instead of the integrated motherboard video cards?
Think about this: Today, MB manufacturers are buying the GPU from the CPU vendor in many (if not most) cases. There is extra routing, extra sockets, and extra validation involved, as well as having to power the GPU from different rails.

A Fusion CPU will reduce a lot of the cost for the MB manufacturers and make the development of new boards easier.
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Only Bobcat has an integrated GPU which is for mobile applications. The desktop variant, Bulldozer, is CPU only.
Isn't Bulldozer a Fusion line product?
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Isn't Bulldozer a Fusion line product?
no
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But it was supposed to have GPU cores, right?

Codenamed the Falcon family.
Announced in AMD Technology Analyst Day July 2007.
Incorporation with GPU cores.
Target market:
Originally planned with the codenamed Bulldozer processor cores focusing on desktop market with TDP of 10 to 100 Watts.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AMD_Fusion

Guess I missed something during the wait.
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2007 was soooooo 3 years ago.
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2007 was soooooo 3 years ago.
Yeah :-) But since I started following hardware news (again) just a year ago... :-)

Can we expect any new articles this week?
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There will be new articles every week or so. The next one queued up is the "20 questions" blog.

The following week I will be out on business, so don't expect anything until we are back from Hot Chips the following week.
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