AMD Announces DX11 Ready Fusion Chips

The product will be a direct competitor to Intel’s Atom SoC offerings. Labelled as the “G-series”, the new chip specifications are as follows:

  • 1 or 2 x86 “Bobcat” CPU cores with 1MB L2 cache, 64-bit Floating Point Unit
  • Up to 1.6GHz
  • 9W and 18W TDP
  • Array of SIMD Engines
  • DirectX® 11 capable graphics
  • Industry-leading 3D and graphics processing
  • 3rd Generation Unified Video Decoder
  • Power management features, including C6 and power gating
  • DDR3 800-1066 memory with support for 64 bit channel and 2 DIMMs
  • Ball Grid Array (BGA) package
  • 890mm² physical footprint, including the AMD Fusion I/O Controller Hub

The different variants are shown below:

AMD states that the SoCs will be available immediately. The only downside however, is the 18 watt power-draw for the higher-end offerings.

Now all we need is a few of those in our ATM machines and…