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danrok 9th August, 2011 06:34 PM

AMD APU plans for 2012 revealed
 
See front page:
http://www.aoaforums.com/frontpage/c...-revealed.html

Comments?

cloasters 15th August, 2011 10:28 PM

So these APU's do away with CPU's? Or can you run both of them(in a desktop box at any rate)?
Is that Turkish?

danrok 15th August, 2011 10:46 PM

An APU is a CPU and GPU, on the same die.

So, the benefits should be greater speed, less power consumption and heat.

cloasters 19th August, 2011 08:52 PM

What's most interesting is that using GPU's to crack encryption is far, far faster than CPU's. I wonder if the same holds for APU's?

cloasters 22nd September, 2011 08:58 PM

You'd think, at any rate.

danrok 23rd September, 2011 08:19 PM

Same would apply.

But, these APUs are not designed and built to be top end performers. They're intended for low price, mid range performance. Ideal for laptops, because having the GPU built in to the system processor, is a more efficient design than having it built in to the motherboard, which is the current norm.

I guess they could eventually produce high-end APUs, but I would wonder how to cool that.

cloasters 25th September, 2011 02:13 AM

Ah, thank you for the elucidation!


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