Thread: IBM to buy AMD?
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Old 24th January, 2008, 03:46 PM
Aedan Aedan is offline
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I'm not exactly sure where the "dramatic" architectural changes come with AMD's Fusion. As far as I can see, it's little more than a multicore package that happens to have GPU and CPU in the same package. Yes, I'm aware they're planning on extending the ISA, but I'm not convinced that we'll just end up with a bunch of competing ISAs from Intel, AMD and Via.

As far as an x86 workstation with a Cell accelerator, you can already buy a suitable PCI-express card. The only downside is the huge cost.
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