Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Oct 2006 21:01 UTC
AMD If there was any doubt that CPU maker AMD's principal reason for acquiring graphics chip powerhouse ATI was to build a mobile computing platform that would rival Intel's Centrino, it was erased this morning with AMD's announcement of a platform project it's currently calling 'Fusion'.
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This IS interesting!
by B. Janssen on Fri 27th Oct 2006 07:59 UTC
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If the article is right, this can be very interesting. CPUs and GPUs are both very fast in their respective fields of expertise and any chip that includes both techniques and is able to determine during run-time which code segments to pipe into which PU while maintaining code integrity will probably benefit huge time.

There are problems, however, heat has already be mentioned here, the potential switch to more advanced programming techniques, e.g. functional programming, could be a huge financial investment, and finally any chip that is able to determine what to do with a given code segment probably has to look at the code before executing, which sounds like double work. Nonetheless, it is interesting.

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