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AMD and ATI

The AMD/ATI merger has gone through today and they're both pretty excited by it.

We went along to a press conference with guest speakers Bob Drebin - now AMD's CTO for their new Graphics Product Group and Phil Mester - AMD's Technology CTO.

Outlined were details of AMD's future technologies. Chief in their plans was "Fusion". Fusion is AMD's vision of integrated GPU on the CPU. Married together with ATI's excellent HyperTransport bus this looks promising indeed for the future of AMD. 3GHz GPU's with 48 pipes were mentioned, but this may just be a pipe-dream (oh dear).

First impressions were of excitement and then...well concentration as AMD layed out several architectures with differering amount of GPU/CPU cores, HyperTransport buses and L2 or L3 cache.

Alongside "Fusion" was "Torrenza" - AMD's open innovation platform allowing development of Fusion as well as a host of other specialised processing units.

This is all pretty exciting for the future and expect a full writeup very soon. I was a bit non-plussed about their near future plans though which appeared pretty vague, aside from the mention of native quad core and a passing mention from someone about "exciting products" coming soon.

As I said...more later but I'll leave you with a quick image of a pretty neat handheld development unit (about the size of a PSP) that was rendering some very sexy looking tech demo's in real time (not video's as someone present asked - Ed) - tomorrow's mobile phone technology.

 ati mobile product ATI Handheld

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23-07-2006, 09:15:55

Kempez
My fridge/wine rack starts the week off with a load of alcohol, but then is cleared out in about two days :(

23-07-2006, 09:18:52

Raven
not my kind of fridge ;)
how much for those kegs ??

23-07-2006, 09:19:56

FragTek
[QUOTE=Raven]not my kind of fridge ;)
how much for those kegs ??[/QUOTE]
Theyre $19.99 for a two pack. 1.33 gallons / keg which = exactly 17 cans of beer.

23-07-2006, 11:42:28

NickS

Theyre $19.99 for a two pack. 1.33 gallons / keg which = exactly 17 cans of beer.



Plus u get to keep the leet keg, or can you get them refilled?

Forget refilling, make a keg pyramid!

23-07-2006, 14:02:32

FragTek
[QUOTE=NickS]Plus u get to keep the leet keg, or can you get them refilled?

Forget refilling, make a keg pyramid![/QUOTE]
Nah can't get em refilled, but the kegs are ****in awesome fo sho! Might think about the pyramid idea :D

23-07-2006, 14:13:20

Phnom_Penh
Nice fridge there :D. (although it probably don't think much of all those kegs on one shelf :eek).

Because 7 + 14 = 21 :rolleyes: And Nick doesn't live in Malta or any other country but the US.

Hmm that's too bad tbh. Over here it's 18 in public, but it's 5 in private ;).

23-07-2006, 18:12:50

Futures Truth
Nice, send me one. Actually. I Can't wait to goto Cancun. No legal drinking age. I can get alcohol, while IN the pool.

23-07-2006, 23:12:06

FragTek

Nice, send me one. Actually. I Can't wait to goto Cancun. No legal drinking age. I can get alcohol, while IN the pool.


I didn't care for Cancun all that much, it was far to touristy for my taste. I ended up leaving early and spending the rest of my trip on Cozumel which was a bit more my speed :) Definately worth checking out while you're down there.

23-07-2006, 23:13:16

Futures Truth
Fragtek, sorry for being offtopic, but IM me?
xx firefly blaze. I can't IM you =[
I definetly will check it out though.
Well everything is touristy now-a-days. DIdn't you know that?

23-07-2006, 23:14:43

FragTek
[QUOTE=Futures Truth]Fragtek, sorry for being offtopic, but IM me?
xx firefly blaze. I can't IM you =[[/QUOTE]
Maybe tomorrow mate, getting ready for bed... Got work early tomorrow mornin :(
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