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AMD Fusion APUs can reduce carbon footprint by up to 40% vs. previous generation products

AMD today announced its AMD E-350 APU demonstrated a significant reduction in the overall product "carbon footprint" as compared to a previous generation product featuring an AMD Athlon™ Neo II Dual core processor and an ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5430 graphics processor. The environmental benefits were evidenced by a recently completed carbon footprint study that examined the production and use of the new APU, and found a reduction of up to 40 percent in total carbon emissions over the life of the APU.

tplarkin74783d ago

I thought the whole global warming thing was debunked when the IPCC and the CRU were caught manipulating the data and deleting the evidence.


AMD ships five million Fusion chips, says it's sold out

Sounds like Notbooks are making a dent: AMD says it's shipped five million Fusion processors since the architecture's debut, according to a report at CNET. In January, the company said the hybrid CPU / GPU chips had momentum, and as of last month it was quoting 3.9 million APUs out in the wild, but this week AMD says that demand has overtaken supply and it's completely sold out of the Atom alternative.

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Sahil4662d ago

I'm a grad student, at my campus Netbooks and "small laptops" are VERY common.
The "small laptop" niche is exactly what most people seem to buy. I'm one of very, very few people who lug a 17" notebook around simply because I need the screen real estate and a 10-key. You'll see a 15" laptop here and there but for the most part it's these small notebooks/netbooks.

I've seen maybe one or two MB Airs on campus, ever. It's rare to see a Mac that isn't a 13" white plastic or aluminum but sometimes a 15" or 17" will pop up.

jack_burt0n4662d ago

A £180 11" netbook that can run dow2 @1024 and be a 1080p media centre in a £4K home cinema without missing a beat gets a thumbs up from me.

AuToFiRE4661d ago

the problem is most netbooks dont have 1080p screens

fatstarr4661d ago

i still want a tablet over a netbook but thats pretty cool.

Sahil4660d ago

To be honest, none of my friends own a netbook.
And, the be honest again, I don't think I've ever seen anybody toting around a netbook.
But then again, I don't have many friends and I stay in university campus all day.


Icrontic review: SAPPHIRE PURE Fusion E-350

Part one of Icrontic's look at the SAPPHIRE PURE Fusion E-350 sees how the low power APU handles our benchmark suite.

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Sahil4660d ago

It's so little! I wonder what cool projects you could build with something like this.

fatstarr4660d ago

A nice set top home pc box, to me there’s no reason to have such a small board. I really hate small boards they like disturb me for some reason. I had a bad experience a long time ago when I needed to add in a pci card but all my slots were blocked cause of my graphics card.


AMD Fusion APUs Accelerate More Than 50 Leading Software Applications

AMD today announced growing support from the PC software community with more than 50 mainstream applications currently accelerated by the new AMD Fusion Family of Accelerated Processing Units (APUs). The groundbreaking AMD Fusion APUs, available in PCs since early this year, help remove hardware barriers to allow software developers to deliver the most immersive computing experience possible.