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Wednesday, 09 February 2011 11:31

AMD shipped a million Fusion APUs

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In December alone
AMD has apparently managed to ship a million Fusion APUs in December 2010, ahead of the product launch.

This is no small feat considering the launch timeline, as the first products started trickling to the market in the second half of January. It is also worth noting that several weeks ago Fudo learned that Fusion parts will be in short supply due to high demand.

According to Techeye's Mike Magee, sources close to AMD confirmed the figures at the Distree XXL conference in Monaco. They argued that AMD's Brazos APU is relatively cheap and allows distributors a 10 percent margin at a unit cost of about $100. In addition, the APU is more than a match for Intel's Atom platform.

However, distributors fear that AMD won't manage to capitalize on Intel's chipset issues, since it lacks a clear strategy to take advantage and it's affected by the ouster of CEO Dirk Meyer. In addition, we believe AMD also lacks the necessary products to fill certain market niches affected by the Sandy Bridge bug, mainly in the notebook segment.

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+67 #1 63jax 2011-02-09 11:43
sounds good, some of intel fanboys will be really upset about this. the things are moving in a good direction, slow but constant.
 
 
-74 #2 pWRsli3De 2011-02-09 14:30
Well not only it is slow, but there simply is no way of puting it out of mainboard, what is so good about this? :roll:
 
 
+48 #3 Scootiep 2011-02-09 15:13
Quoting pWRsli3De:
Well not only it is slow, but there simply is no way of puting it out of mainboard, what is so good about this? :roll:



Slow? Have you even looked at any of the comparisons between Fusion and Atom/Ion offerings (http://www.fudzilla.com/processors/item/21432-amd-fusion-c-50-apu-tested)? Have you seen any of the reviews about fusion motherboards coming out (http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1102/pg12/msi-e350ia-e45-amd-fusion-motherboard-review-conclusion.html for starters)? Or maybe just some overall reviews of the technology (http://www.maximumpc.com/article/home/fusion_amds_atom_smasher)? Fusion destroys Atom/Ion offerings and makes a good run at the i3 and even some i5 chips. Good GOD you're an idiot.
 
 
+23 #4 mamisano 2011-02-09 15:35
Why even mention SandyBridge in the same article as Fusion? Seriously!
 
 
+14 #5 ViperSpec 2011-02-09 16:53
Quoting mamisano:
Why even mention SandyBridge in the same article as Fusion? Seriously!

Because the article is focused more on business than tech. That said, it is completely in context to mention AMD not having a way to truly take advantage of Intel's chipset woes with Sandy Bridge.
 
 
+13 #6 JAB Creations 2011-02-09 17:06
A million? Great! Where can we actually buy a Bobcat based netbook though?
 
 
+23 #7 Seronx 2011-02-09 17:18
Quoting JAB Creations:
A million? Great! Where can we actually buy a Bobcat based netbook though?


http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004GILTB6/

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004H0OA7S/
 
 
+8 #8 yourma2000 2011-02-09 17:51
Very good considering the chip is only sold to OEMs and not individual consumers

Quoting JAB Creations:
A million? Great! Where can we actually buy a Bobcat based netbook though?



The Toshiba NB550D is listed on Curry's, Dixons and PC World (UK) for £279.99 but they're currently not available, which still means that they're not for sale in the UK yet. What pisses me off the most is that countries like India and Taiwan are getting fusion gadgets before us, FFFFUUUUU!!!...although I hear the Lenovo ThinkPad x120e "Notbook" is being released in two weeks in the UK
 
 
-14 #9 Blacky 2011-02-10 09:08
Actually things are not that good for AMD, they are doing well in the netbook market but their Brazos E Series for ultraportables is far from impressive.

Their E-350 is about 35% slower than an i3-330UM in terms of CPU power and in terms of graphics about 65% faster.

The problem however is that the i3-330UM is already a past generation CPU, while the second generation Core "i" is significantly faster, especially on the GPU side (it's almost on par with the integrated Radeon 6310).

Now this is not all that bad, while by June AMD will be one generation behind Intel, they will still have some amazing prices for what they have to offer. Hopefully people will not perceive that as poor quality.
 

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