AMD Looks To The Future With Fusion APUs

AMD has officially unveiled its new Fusion range of Accelerated Processing Units (APU) at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

The new chips, which combine the functions of a GPU and CPU into one unit, will be used to power next generation HD Laptops and Tablet devices from Q1 2011.

According to Computer Weekly, the company has claimed that the APUs will offer a multi core x86 CPU, stutterless HD playback, compatibility with DirectX 11 and will feature durable “all day” battery life.

Computer makers HP and Lenovo have already displayed laptops running AMD Fusion chips at CES.

Rick Bergman the company’s senior vice president and General Manager said: "In one major step, we enable users to experience HD everywhere as well as personal supercomputing capabilities in notebooks that can deliver all-day battery life. It's a new category, a new approach, and opens up exciting new experiences for consumers."