AMD, it seems, is happy lot after the CES 2011. The new CEO, Thomas Seifert, has confirmed that they have shipped 1.3 million Fusion APUs. He has very well filled the spot left by Dirk Meyer at AMD which is well represented by the fact that AMD also shipped 35 million DirectX 11 GPUs. Seems like the tide is going red again. I wonder what the greens (nVidia) are upto..
Those of you who are not so familiar with the AMD Fusion technology, here’s a breakdown for you.
AMD Fusion is the marketing name for a series of Accelerated Processing Units that was announced to be in development since 2006. The final design is the product of the merger between AMD and ATI, combining general processor execution as well as 3D geometry processing and other functions of modern GPUs into a single chip. This technology was shown to the general public in January 2011 at CES.
The roadmap for the Fusion chips :
|Ontario||Q1 2011||40 nm bulk||9W||1-2 Bobcat||16 (80) VLIW5|
|Zacate||Q1 2011||40 nm bulk||18W||1-2 Bobcat||16 (80) VLIW5|
|Llano||Q2-Q3 2011||32 nm SOI||25W~95W||2-4 Stars+||80 (400) VLIW5|
|Wichita||H1 2012||28 nm bulk||~9W||1-2 Bobcat+||16+(64) VLIW4|
|Krishna||H1 2012||28 nm bulk||~18W||2-4 Bobcat+||16+(64) VLIW4|
|Trinity||H1 2012||32 nm SOI||25W~95W||Bulldozer||80+(320) VLIW4|