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AMD Preps Fusion-based Quad-core A8-3530MX

By - Source: Electronista | B 45 comments

Fusion to flex some muscles.

Turkish site Donanimhaber has been the source of multiple other leaks, and now the site has another one about an upcoming AMD Fusion APU.

A Fusion chip bound for notebooks is coded A8-3530MX, which is supposedly built on the Sabine platform and will pack 4MB of L2 cache. The fastest variant will run at 1.9 GHz but can TurboCore up to 2.6 GHz. Memory support will be in place for 1333MHz and 1600 MHz dual-channel DDR3.

The attraction to Fusion is its integrated graphics, which is said to be a DirectX 11-capable Radeon HD 6620G running at 444 MHz. It will have 400 shaders, 128-bit memory bus and even support Crossfire with compatible external GPUs.

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    Scoregie , May 23, 2011 6:25 AM
    Hmm hope AMD releases bulldozer soon... sigh
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    chichad , May 23, 2011 7:01 AM
    AMD has only been teasing with bist and pieces of info. Why can't they just build something on time for once. I think they will be out with bulldozer and Intel would have moved to Ivy bridge (or beyond). Once again AMDs dream of crushing Intel's performance advantage would be crushed by its own bulldozer.
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    neiroatopelcc , May 23, 2011 7:24 AM
    hmm compared to my stupid i5 laptop that does sound interesting. But as usual it's a matter of time. Tomorrow: great, xmas: not so much.
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    Martin9630 , May 23, 2011 7:25 AM
    i agree with you chichad, if AMD speed up their releases they might get back in the game
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    dosdecarnitas , May 23, 2011 7:47 AM
    4Mb Cache L2... Nice!!!! i hope desktopr versions have more goodies
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    therandomuser , May 23, 2011 8:34 AM
    Well if it means that the integrated processor will be utilized better now, I salute AMD for their perseverance and drive to keep in the fight.
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    vaughn2k , May 23, 2011 9:31 AM
    And Intel comes with a bigbridge that even bulldozer cannot bulldoze...
    TOO Slow!
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    kartu , May 23, 2011 9:46 AM
    Fusion is a great product, it doesn't have to be top CPU performer.

    And not that absolute majority of users would use CPUs that much. Unless I encode video (in which case I don't really care if it finishes at 2am or 6am) my CPU is idling most of the time or waiting for graphic card to spit out textures.

    And not that paying hundreds of bucks for motherboard (hidden CPU price increase) should be a norm.

    vaughn2kAnd Intel comes with a bigbridge that even bulldozer cannot bulldoze...

    At price of 3 buldozers, eh? With 350$ motherboards that turn into "too old" in 3-6 month?
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    cookoy , May 23, 2011 11:09 AM
    amd is following intel's tick-tock strategy too literally - wait, wait, wait.
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    neblix , May 23, 2011 11:10 AM
    kartuAt price of 3 buldozers, eh? With 350$ motherboards that turn into "too old" in 3-6 month?

    Sandy Bridge is only like $25 more than the Thuban, and rightfully so (as it's FASTER, so it's PRICED MORE)

    And a decent Z68 mobo runs you $150, not $350.
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    schmich , May 23, 2011 11:34 AM
    vaughn2kAnd Intel comes with a bigbridge that even bulldozer cannot bulldoze...TOO Slow!

    No one really knows the performance of Bulldozer. In either case AMD will price it accordingly to its performance. The highest end has a rumored leak of $320 which would make it faster than the Intel Core i7-2600K. We'll see how much of it is true next month when it comes out.
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    Anonymous , May 23, 2011 12:52 PM
    No, it will not make it "faster than the Intel Core i7-2600K", it will simply make it more expensive. You have no idea how fast the bulldozer will be, but if history is anything to go by, it will be about as fast as the cheapest i3.
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    geekapproved , May 23, 2011 1:00 PM
    AMD is happy with the value segment. They don't need to be number one to be successful. They have been number 2 for 15yrs.
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    neiroatopelcc , May 23, 2011 1:06 PM
    actually they've been number one for serveral years (athlon64) and in the 486 days it didn't much matter if it said am in front of the 486 or not
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    ikefu , May 23, 2011 1:20 PM
    This might not even be their top end mobile processor so don't get your panties in a bunch about the speed.

    We need to hear where in the line up this falls.
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    The Greater Good , May 23, 2011 1:29 PM
    GeekApprovedAMD is happy with the value segment. They don't need to be number one to be successful. They have been number 2 for 15yrs.



    This is 100% false. You need to learn some hardware history.
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    jcb82 , May 23, 2011 1:36 PM
    Everytime I read about AMD's fusion tech I think of Dragonball Z.
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    srgess , May 23, 2011 1:53 PM
    schmichNo one really knows the performance of Bulldozer. In either case AMD will price it accordingly to its performance. The highest end has a rumored leak of $320 which would make it faster than the Intel Core i7-2600K. We'll see how much of it is true next month when it comes out.


    Lol where is your source that say it will be faster then i7-2600k and priced that low. If bulldozer was really faster then i7-2600k amd would had cry so loud like they did with fusion.
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    pelov , May 23, 2011 2:19 PM
    Fusion is great! primarily focusing on embedded devices and the "value" segment; this isn't for the performance crowd, at least not yet.

    They have new fusion APUs that only chew up 5W TDP.
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    coupe , May 23, 2011 2:25 PM
    srgessLol where is your source that say it will be faster then i7-2600k and priced that low. If bulldozer was really faster then i7-2600k amd would had cry so loud like they did with fusion.


    Bulldozer is Fusion Xo
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