Fusion is the collective name of AMD’s coming APU circuits, Application Processing Units, that bakes processor cores and graphics cores into the same silicon. Starting next year, or even late this year we may see the first chips for the mobile market, while servers will have to wait, even perhaps a couple of years.

AMD says that the server market, and not the least the applications used, are not designed for using the power of a GPU. There are areas where the GPGPU technology is wanted, but AMD already has purebred solutions to offer there with the Evergreen GPU architecture.

AMD neither can nor wants to specify a date for the introduction of APUs in the server segment, but says that better support for GPU acceleration in operating systems, and new technologies for how a CPU communicates with the system GPU are important components to get the APU development going.

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