AMD now shipping updated Fusion processors
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The latest Fusion chipsets are now shipping to manufacturers, almost one month ahead of schedule from its supposed September release date.
The new Fusion chips include the three dual-core processors revealed earlier this month, the C-60, E-300 and E-450 APUs. Each chip will support DDR3-1333 memory, HDMI 1.4a and DisplayPort++ as standard.
The 1.0GHz C-60 will be equipped with a Radeon HD 6290, an upgrade from the Radeon HD 6250 in the C-50. The GPU will have a turbo mode up to 400MHz. Battery life is expected to last for up to 12 hours.
The other two additions, the E-300 and E-450, will join the existing E-350 as part of the Zacate series. The E-300 should be shipping with a 1.3GHz core, while the E-450 will be faster at 1.65GHz with a GPU turbo mode up to 600MHz. Battery life for the E-300 and E-450 is expected to last for up to 10.5 hours each.
“Today’s PC users want stunning HD graphics and accelerated performance with all-day battery life and that’s what AMD Fusion APUs deliver. With these new APUs, we’re bringing premium features to entry-level products that let users get a richer computing experience,” said AMD vice president of client division Chris Cloran.
AMD has found huge success with its Fusion platform, with over 5 million units sold as of May 30th and a $61 million profit during Q2 2011 due in part by the success of the chipsets. The chipmaker recently revealed its quad-core Llano series not too long ago.