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AMD demonstrates Fusion project

AMD gave the first demonstration of Fusion, its forthcoming series of chips it is calling Accelerated Processing Units, or a cross between a GPU and a CPU.

The firm says the new chips represent a ‘seismic shift’ for the computer industry, comprising processing capabilities previously spread across numerous components onto a single-die.

Essentially designed to better facilitate high-end functions, such as HD and 3D content, the first set of Fusion chips are planned for release in the first half of next year.

Senior vice president and general manager of AMD’s Products Group Rick Bergman provided a demonstration at Computex, which can be seen here.

AMD will also be looking to promote this idea of ‘collaborative computing’ to the wider industry with the launch of the AMD Fusion Fund – an operation which looks like will act like a specified venture capitalist firm, investing in and promoting companies developing products which will support its APU platform.

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