quote: Don't know why you'd say that here. While the statement has merit, all he is doing here is dispelling rumors, not creating them.
quote: You should never believe the "official" word of a company. They have no incentive to tell the truth.
quote: but i wonder, will the chip be integrated into the board, or will it be a slot keeping it upgradeable
quote: An example that we have shown that uses our previous video architectures is Tarari. By recompiling its antivirus scanner and using an AMD GPU, Tarari was able to reach significantly higher performance compared to what would have been obtainable using only a CPU
quote: I think a core/gpu configuration thats upgradeable would be great.. although gone would be the days of upgrading part by part haha.
quote: A large error that has been made regarding Fusion is that people are thinking that this type of architecture will only be a single chip package architecture, meaning both the CPU(!) and GPU are to be integrated on the same die.
quote: Thanks to the availablilty of a higher number of 'registries' General purpose GPU computing will also be made much easier in 2009 when Microsoft releases the DirectX 11 API.
quote: AMD now possesses all of the technologies it needs to develop Fusion architectures. Whether it is a native solution with serveral cores integrated in the same die, similar to what we are using for Barcelona, or a multi-die package (author’s note: the same architecture used by Intel for its Core 2 Quad chips) composed of two separate silicon die installed on the same package, AMD is open to all technological evolutions that the market requires.
quote: So, Fusion an AMD Dual Core Phenom with a modified TriCore onboard the Fusion processor, and Hypertransport it to the new ATi video/sound hardware. Oh...
quote: What would be even cooler would be if you could combine the GPU chip in Fusion with that of your dedicated GPU card.