A Supercomputer in Your Notebook

Computing technology innovates at a fast pace, but it’s not often that it channels Superman and leaps tall buildings in a single bound.

 

We’re witnessing that right now at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) with the launch of AMD Fusion.

 

With 90 gigaflops of compute capability packed into a tiny, 72 square millimeter of dual core silicon, AMD’s “Little Fusion” is 18 watts of supercomputing. Just take a look at the beautiful HP Pavilion dm1. At 11.6” it’s ultrathin and ultracool - both to look at and to touch.

 

It can render in 1080p. It can flawlessly make panorama photos. It can play all your favorite games. And – as my nerd friend Darren from HP says in his recent blog – it offers up to 10 hours of battery for less than $500.

 

 

This is the beginning of the future of personal computing. Very soon we will be able to interact with digital content on our PC like we interact with people.

 

Pavilion_dm1_P1.jpgHow? Well, later this year, AMD’s “big sister” Fusion, codenamed “Llano” will offer up to 500 gigaflops of compute capability. That’s over 30 times the computing power of a typical CPU of just two years ago. That’s about 6 times the computing power the Core i7 2600 (Sandybridge) delivers today.

 

Technology needs to enrich our lives, not complicate it. With AMD Fusion, technology can adapt to and augment our human experiences. Via touch. Via sight. Via sound. That means 3D and HD everywhere in smaller and smaller devices with unbelievably long battery life.

 

Reeses_P1.jpgIf you’re at CES make sure to stop by the Wired Magazine/AMD Experience area. You can do amazing things there with a bunch of technology power by AMD’s “Little Fusion” – including the dm1.

 

It’s not by accident that Reese’s – the official candy at CES – is in the booth next to us at the show. Their tagline: The Next Big Little Thing.

 

I couldn’t say it better myself.

Comments
by Rashid(anon) on ‎01-11-2011 02:16 AM

Peoples in my country(Pakistan) are so dumb they don't know the power of AMD. I hope after reading or searching about new AMD Fussion processors they can better understand about the power of new AMD Fusion.

by JC(anon) on ‎01-11-2011 04:46 AM

It is kind of ave inspiring that AMDs Zacate holds more power in its little core than the latest Sandy Bridge. Now were only left to hope softwaredevelopers will allow AMDs fusion processors to use all of the powers that they contain as it could give Intel serius troubles in the range they had when the Athlon 64 hit their Pentium line.

by James Raynor II(anon) on ‎01-12-2011 06:39 AM

Well I guess this is too overconfident from AMD, same when Nvidia claims "fastest GPU on the planet". It's much more complicated to say what is the best and most powerful, just gigaflops don't say nothing special. There are lot of special features, I was working for AMD development 6 years and for Intel Labs 4 years and I can say lot of those claims are strictly public statements...

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