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AMD Sampling Fusion 'Llano' Chips to Customers

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AMD's first Fusion is now in the hands of AMD's customers for testing purposes.

AMD at its recent financial conference call revealed that it is now sampling its CPU+GPU Fusion designs, both internally and with partners.

"We plan to commence volume production in the back half of this year. We do now have internal samples of both of our initial Fusion designs, we are learning quite a lot, and are quite happy with what we see, and we started sampling to select customers, one of those two designs," said Dirk Meyer, chief executive officer and president of AMD, during the quarterly conference call.

The two new designs are Llano and Ontario, with the former being the one that's being sampled to select customers (perhaps even Apple). Less is known about Ontario, except that it'll be aimed at mobile devices rather than traditional computing.

"[Bobcat] is the brand new x86 micro-architecture, which first appears in the Ontario product which we talked about in the analyst conference. The Ontario product is really focused on, I’ll call it value PCs and netbooks, but the Bobcat technology and other technologies that we have in house are appropriate for lower power envelopes [and products like] pads. You’ll see Bobcat-based products show up the following year [in] these market segments," said Mr. Meyer.

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    njoy , 20 April 2010 18:04
    x-bit labs start to deliver some interesting news again. Very interesting. And, finally, some bobcat products showing up. Took them a while. Come on, AMD, make this year more exciting
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    guanyu210379 , 20 April 2010 22:15
    CPU+GPU fusion?

    I can imagine perhaps like a Phenom II X4 965 and a HD5970 fused. :p 

    This is very interesting.
    Please always give us special updates to this topic!
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    flaminggerbil , 20 April 2010 23:25
    guanyu210379CPU+GPU fusion? I can imagine perhaps like a Phenom II X4 965 and a HD5970 fused.

    Someone didnt read the article.
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    Silmarunya , 21 April 2010 01:02
    Bobcat looks tasty, but I guess the average Tom's Hardware reader, myself included, is more interested in Bulldozer.