Fusion has found its way into “nearly two dozen” – so 23? – ODM whitebook and high definition PCs (HDPC) in the guise of AMD C- and E- series APUs.
Original Design Manufacturers (ODMs) are mostly based in Taiwan and push out the kit that sports the chips. What this means is that Fusion is going to be absolutely everywhere and will swamp the market.
ODMs are picking AMD’s Fusion for HDPC because of the media centre and small form factor PCs, thanks to APU-based all-on-board (AOB) motherboards. That’s because an AOB is easy to fit in, along with the discrete GPU and DirectX 11, which Intel forgot to consider with Sandy Bridge.
AMD’s certainly doing alright with Fusion. We reported recently that it managed to ship a million Fusions in December, while it is confidently hiring over 1,000 new staff including engineers, software developers and other IT professionals.
Then there’s Bulldozer and Llano which will quite possibly be released sooner than expected.