technology innovates at a fast pace, but it’s not often that it channels
Superman and leaps tall buildings in a single bound.
witnessing that right now at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) with the
launch of AMD Fusion.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.