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AMD now shipping updated Fusion processors

The previously announced C-60, E-300 and E-450 APUs are now coming sooner rather than later with upgraded features

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.


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Allen Ngo, 2011-08-23 (Update: 2012-05-26)