I bet Fusion chips will become quite cheap.
I predict that at some point X GB of RAM is "enough for anyone", and RAM will be on die too for Fusion products.
RAM could become integrated just like sound cards, and ethernet/usb/firewire/etc ports
Just found this about Fusion:
How on earth can 4MB cache be split or shared between 4 CPU cores and 1 GPU ?The first accelerated processing units (APUs) - the term AMD uses to describe its CPU-GPU chips - will be code-named Llano and Ontario. The former - Lllano - will feature four cores, 4MB of cache, graphics processing engine and DDR3 memory controller; the latter - Ontario - will sport two cores, 1MB of cache and DDR3 memory controller. The Llano will be targeted at mainstream desktop market segment, whereas the latter will be aimed at ultra-portable notebooks.
Or is "graphics processing engine" != GPU ?
Fusion is more interesting than I first thought
Last edited by Louise; 03-23-2009 at 09:13 AM.
Apparently GPU's don't have L3 cache...