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AMD Planning Netbook Chip for 2011

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http://forums.opensuse.org – AMD Planning Netbook Chip for 2011 - InternetNews.com "The "Fusion" program is AMD's (NYSE: AMD) long-term project to integrate its CPU cores with graphics processor cores from ATI, which it acquired in 2006. The first Fusion processors are expected some time early next year. Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) has its own integrated processors, the Westmere family of Core i5/i7 chips, which feature integrated graphics in dual-core CPUs. AMD hasn't yet hammered out all the specifics, but the netbook part will run in the 10-15 watt range, which is similar to the Intel Atom, and "it will have a good processor integrated with graphics, so you won't need the [Nvidia] Ion graphics to give it half-decent performance," according to Nigel Dessau, chief marketing officer at AMD." We hope for nice open source drivers like intels!!!!!;) (Distributions)