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5 Million Fusion APUs sold since launch

AMD all sold out of Fusion processors

Ever since netbooks first made their debut back in 2008, Intel’s Atom processors have been the de facto standard. However, after AMD launched their Fusion APU’s, Intel’s netbook shares have been gradually dropping. In search of the exact impact of the Fusion processors, we heard that Fusion sales managed to double AMD’s profits and now we might be able to put an exact figure on the number of APUs shipped.

According to a report by CNET, AMD has shipped around 5 Million Fusion APUs since their launch back in the 4th quarter of 2010; with around over 3.5 Million of those in this past quarter alone. In addition, the folks over at AMD were quoted as saying that the GPU/CPU combo has “sold out” since the “demand far exceeded supply”.

Although Intel is trying to strike back with their new line of Oak Trail CPUs, the Fusion numbers are still more than half the average number of Atom processors shipped per quarter. And with the new generation of Fusion Llano APUs right around the corner, Intel could have more trouble headed their way.


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Omar Qudsi, 2011-05-30 (Update: 2012-05-26)