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Old February 10, 2011, 09:19 AM
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Default AMD Fusion: Lynx/Llano Speculation?

Might as well make a speculation thread for it, since there isn't one yet for AMD's next upcoming Processor/platform.

Right off the bat, I'm interested in what everyone thinks about the following speculations and possibilties:

1 - Do you think that the Llano GPU core(s), which will be based on AMD's "Redwood" architecture (HD56xx series, perhaps 66xx?) will be a good option for the mobile gaming/notebook market?

2 - IF the above is true, do you think AMD will once again grace us with a former of "Hybrid Crossfire" which will allow the Llano's GPU core to work in tandem with another 56xx, 66xx or other GPU?

3 - IF BOTH the above statements are true, do you think that AMD will enable power saving features that can Disable the discrete GPU from the crossfire pair and simply use the Integrated Redwood-based GPU for regular Windows use/2D applications, etc. ?

Let the speculation begin!


Background story: Still looking for the "perfect" notebook/tablet and I'm wondering if Llano will be worth the wait to get some decent mobile gaming out of it (nothing high-end obviously, mostly older games, SC2 at med. settings, etc).

EDIT:
"Winterpark" seems to be codename for the onboard GPU for Llano. No specs yet however.
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Old February 10, 2011, 10:54 AM
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Just found this while doing some research:
AMD Llano APU to Get Dual-GPU Technology Like Hybrid CrossFire

I dont know how reputable this site is, and their "slides" are taken from another website and don't seem to actually be from AMD. Still though, promising information - even if the article does only mention a Desktop and not a notebook platform.
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1-absolutely
2-guaranteed, as long as the manu decides to follow on those steps
3-again,depends on manu's ways :D
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Glad you think so too dangtx. Especially for #3. Optimus for nvidia is a great technology, and im hoping AMD comes up with something similar.
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I'd say that a HD56** might be interesting as a mid-range gaming platform...
If it pushes around 10 000-11 000 3Dmarks 06 or about, it's gonna be interesting...(a i5 760+ HD5670 does score that much...


Having a full AMD laptop myself (DV6-1264CA), with a AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM-82 2.2GHz + a ATI HD4650 GDDR3 1GB onboard, I can tell you that those platforms were running warm. 3D marks 06 of 6 000 pts...

hopefully, this LLano stuff runs cool and performs in the 10K range on the 3Dmarks 06 (used as a reference only..I assumethe new stuff will support DX11)
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found on the techreport's site

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found on the techreport's site

Lolz

Thats awesome! lol....

Llano can't show up soon enough! Meta wants a new lappy!
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