At Computex 2010, AMD is offering the first-ever public demonstration of AMD Fusion technology. AMD Fusion represents AMD’s effort to combine the CPU and GPU onto a single die – called an Accelerated Processing Unit (APU). The idea is that a single die or chip could efficiently deliver popular (and demanding) consumer experiences like playing a DirectX 11 game to HD video playback. AMD Fusion represents what AMD believes to be a major shift in processor architecture and capabilities. Microsoft joined AMD on stage at Computex and discussed how AMD Fusion APUs can enable improvements to applications such as Microsoft Windows 7 and DirectX 11, and how CPU and GPU collaborative computing can enable superior PC experiences.
AMD Fusion family of APUs are expected to launch in the first half of 2011.