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...Of more interest, however, was the announcement of 'Fusion', AMD's plan to combine GPU processing capabilities into X86-based AMD processors.<br />
What this means is that computing power of the CPU and GPU will be optimised in tandem - rather than competing across processor buses - with the all-important goal of increasing performance-per-watt. This has relevance across the whole spectrum of computing - from extending battery life in devices to managing power requirements of server-packed data centres.<br />
'With the anticipated launch of Windows Vista, robust 3D graphics, digital media and device convergence are driving the need for greater performance, graphics capabilities, and battery life,' said Hester.<br />
Hester stressed that binary compatibility was a priority for the development of Fusion. In other words, just as the x86 64-bit extensions allows AMD64 machines to seamlessly run existing 32-bit apps, so Fusion will prove backwards compatible. AMD's plan is to extend the domain of x86 computing from handhelds to supercomputers - from Palmtops to PetraFLOPs, in Hester's words - and Fusion is intended to facilitate this spread, not block it.<br />
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'In this increasingly diverse x86 computing environment, simply adding more CPU cores to a baseline architecture will not be enough,' declared Hester. 'As x86 scales from Palmtops to petaFLOPS, modular processor designs leveraging both CPU and GPU compute capabilities will be essential in meeting the requirements of computing in 2008 and beyond.'<br />
The new generation of processors are scheduled to appear before the end of 2008. AMD declined to say what market space would be addressed with the first release, but there is no mistaking the intended scope for Fusion processors. The company says it will address laptop, desktop, workstation and server segments, as well CE markets.

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</div>more found here: <a href="http://www.computershopper.co.uk/?news/news_story.php?id=96475" target="_blank">LINK</a>
 

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Not any more than a dual core CPU - or even a Quad Core.
 

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This could get really interesting! The only issue I see is that the memory for the PC is much slower than video card memory. This could really slow a video processor down sharing the PC memory over the frontside bus.
 

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<div>Originally Posted by <strong>MangoMan</strong> <a href="showthread.php?s=d51c1a11b1f7d586c94ba64097780a71&p=1400320#post1400320"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="http://static.overclock.net//img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">This could get really interesting! The only issue I see is that the memory for the PC is much slower than video card memory. This could really slow a video processor down sharing the PC memory over the frontside bus.</div>
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Hyper Transport, and for all we know the GPU could have its own memory controller as with each CPU. AMD's Hyper Transport gives alot more possibilities to its system then others have before it. This will most likely be running off of HT 3.0 which will be even faster than the current HT.
 

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This would only be a low-end intergrated solution. And since youre dealing with a low-end GPU, memory bandwidth wouldnt be a huge issue. High end systems would still have discreet CPUs and GPUs.
 

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What if you had a dual cpu board with 2 Quad Core processors? Then possibly you could slave 1 cpu for graphics and 1 for processor. It would be a quad SLI quad Cpu machine... Sweet!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">This would only be a low-end intergrated solution. And since youre dealing with a low-end GPU, memory bandwidth wouldnt be a huge issue. High end systems would still have discreet CPUs and GPUs.</div>

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</div>I agree completely! This will be a low-end solution but much higher than any current low-end offering. I would never get rid of a dedicated graphics card.<img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />
 

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Originally Posted by <strong>MangoMan</strong>
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<div style="font-style:italic">What if you had a dual cpu board with 2 Quad Core processors? Then possibly you could slave 1 cpu for graphics and 1 for processor. It would be a quad SLI quad Cpu machine... Sweet!</div>

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</div> That is a very interesting thought...The way things are shaping up it looks like we are going to have a very interesting next couple of years....<img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" />
 

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Originally Posted by <strong>MangoMan</strong>
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<div style="font-style:italic">I agree completely! This will be a low-end solution but much higher than any current low-end offering. I would never get rid of a dedicated graphics card.<img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" /></div>

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</div>This is more for budget systems. It saves a lot of money being able to intergrate the graphics into either the chipset or the CPU.
 

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<div>Originally Posted by <strong>HrnyGoat</strong> <a href="showthread.php?s=7cbacc57dd35bcffd2623e1b5502316d&p=1401705#post1401705"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="http://static.overclock.net//img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">This is more for budget systems. It saves a lot of money being able to intergrate the graphics into either the chipset or the CPU.</div>
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Like I said...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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hmm this sounds like a good idea, especially because it has my name in it <img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" /><br />
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but really it should be good for the lower end of the market - could have really tiny cases <img src="/images/smilies/thumb.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Thumb" class="inlineimg" />
 

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So would this out perform something that has a CPU + Video Card or is it something meant for mid-range systems? I remember the K6 2's 3D Now!! thing that was like 3D Not!!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">So would this out perform something that has a CPU + Video Card or is it something meant for mid-range systems?</div>

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</div>its meant for those sort of people who have a pc just to go on the internet and listen to music and stuff like that, not the gaming/Artists/3D CAD modellers type of pc users
 
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