AMD Pushes Back Fusion Processor Release

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AMD Pushes Back Fusion Processor Release
 
After doing a bit of testing, AMD has had a bit of a change in plans for their Fusion X86/graphics combo processors.  The 45nm Shrike, intended to be released as their first combo processor in 2010, is no more.  The release of the first chip of this type is now pushed back to 2011 coincide with a move to the 32nm manufacturing process.
 
"As we have gotten more mature information about the 45 nm process technology we were seeing product improvements [for Shrike] in all three areas [of performance, power and cost] in single digits," said Allen.

"Shrike in 45 nm would deliver modest improvements, but we see huge improvements in 32 nm which is the sweet spot for the convergence so graphics and x86 cores," Allen said.

"We always knew that 32 nm would deliver the big benefits" for combined x86 and graphics cores, "and the 45 nm benefits would be more incremental," Allen added.
 
AMD's 2010 laptop platform release will now be BGA-package quad-core processor, code-named Champlain.  This CPU will have the same or greater processing power than the Shrike, as well as lower cost and power consumption.
 
So what exactly is in store for 2011?  AMD has three sets of 32nm processors in the books: Orochi, Llano, and Ontario.  Coincidentally, these will be the first to utilize the Bulldozer core.
 
 
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06-11-2008, 17:08:23

doug2507
Hi,

After finally finishing my new build, i booted up and got a msg saying to move 2nd gpu from slot 3 to 2. I've got 2 280's and am using an evga 790i. Card sit in top 2 slots (1,3) with an asus xonar in the bottom.(2).

Any way round this cause its all plumbed in and will be a mahoosive ballache to change it all round.

Ta....:rolleyes:

06-11-2008, 18:56:50

k4p84
Have gpu's in slots 1 and 2, in respect to having the cpu above the pci slots for orientation reference, is the correct set up for 2 card sli.

This will be due to the board having two x16 slots, 1 and 2, and one x8 slot, 3.

slot 3 should only be used for triple sli

ED

07-11-2008, 04:52:19

doug2507

Have gpu's in slots 1 and 2, in respect to having the cpu above the pci slots for orientation reference, is the correct set up for 2 card sli.

This will be due to the board having two x16 slots, 1 and 2, and one x8 slot, 3.

slot 3 should only be used for triple sli

ED



Its got 3 x16 slots so didnt think it would make a difference. From what i've been told now, the gpu's need to be in the top and bottom slots (1+2) and i'll need to shift the s/c to the middle.(3). Ah well, fun and games.....:rolleyes::)

07-11-2008, 05:13:32

k4p84
So it does, just checked at Evga, i stand corrected.

It is usually not the case.

Regardless PCI slot 1 and 2 is the set up required for 2 card sli.

ED

07-11-2008, 11:50:46

Diablo
The top PCIe and bottom Pcie (the x16s) are pci 2.0, whereas the one in the middle is pci 1.0 or 1.1 (forget which) on the Striker II extreme, I assume that that isn't going to be different for other boards.
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