The AMD A8-3850 Fusion APU is thepresent top-end desktop Llano chip, and is a bit of a doozy.
Previous month watched the release ofthe first Llano Fusion chips from AMD with the notebook slope, theAMD A8-3500M, and if that is not plenty all iteration for you we havepresently acquired the release of the desktop Llano APU code-namedLynx.
Earlier we go any ahead we should toacquire into what the hell we are talking about when we are goingwith about an APU. It is an Accelerated Processing Unit, particularlythat means it is a combo chip uniting both traditional CPU and GPUparts in one die. That is right, we are rear to the old days of theone chip to rule them everything, while this time we have reallyacquired graphical prowess to shout about.
AMD has free Fusion APUs earlier today,on its lower-end Brazos chips paving the way for this far moreserious, performance part. Both Brazos chips while were plannedparticularly for the ultrathin notebook market, arriving in at 9W forthe Ontario chips and 18W for the Zacate APUs.
They did create appearances in themini-mobo section of the desktop market but did not actually takeoff.
Intel stole the march on AMD in termsof performance parts while on its Sandy Bridge lineup, integratingits HD 3000 and HD 2000 GPUs in on its 2nd Generation Core CPUs.
Intel is focus while was with powerfulCPU parts on an advanced GPU component integrated into the chip.
AMD's focus still is far more dependedupon jamming discrete class graphics into the similar element like adecent quad-core processing part. The Llano laptop we examined itprevious matter has us astounded by only how much graphical grunt AMDhas handled to pack into its most recent mobile APU, profferinglegitimate gaming performance out of a laptop that is capable ofgoing for eight hours.
On the desktop while it is seeming evenmore impressive. The CPU element of the mobile part appeared fairlyweak at 1.5GHz, but with the desktop it is a far more serious setup,and for a far more reasonable price.