Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Posted by Jason Dunn in "Laptop Thoughts News" @ 12:39 PM
"AMD has started shipping its Llano APU (accelerated processing unit) to OEMs, which means we should start seeing it for sale in systems in the coming months. What makes Llano special is that it's one of the first quad-core processors from AMD to include both the processor and graphics chip on the same die."
At CES 2011, high-performance computing was all about Sandy Bridge - Intel's impressive second generation of Core i-series processors. AMD was showing off their APU chips as well, but they were only found in the low-power units such as the HP dm1z. Now the "APU big guns" are coming from AMD, and if the above video is accurate, it looks like Intel may have a few things to worry about. This is great news for anyone who's looking for a new laptop in 2011: there will be some excellent options to choose from!