AMD Llano APU (Accelerated Processing Unit)
AMD is lagging behind in producing innovative APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) Llano. Volume production is expected, then, not before the next August and September 2011.
As reported by Digitimes site, AMD is lagging behind in producing long-awaited AMD Llano APU which belong to the AMD Fusion family solutions. If the news is confirmed, the start of production is expected around July 2011 to focus on marketing in the subsequent months of August and September. The reasons for this delay involving GlobalFoundries that is having some problems with 32-nanometer process production that AMD Llano characterizes.
In particular it seems that the yield is still not satisfactory. The process of miniaturization, in fact, is more accurate and provides a political impetus for the selection of core working. AMD Llano APU is designed to equip the future desktop and notebook computers to medium-high. The GPU integrated is compatible with the libraries for Microsoft DirectX11 and therefore can meet the recreational licenses. Llano provides support for DDR3 1066 MHz memory but also the new USB 3.0 standard.
There is also the circuitry necessary to control up to 16 USB ports, 6 SATA ports, RAID and GPU for future mobile systems manufactured by AMD itself. The range of consumption, which ranges from 2.5 to 25 W versions of the APU intended for mobile systems, could be an important point to allow the battery to provide satisfactory autonomy. The desktop versions, however, is likely to be characterized by TDP of between 65 and 100 W.
Recall that at the sixth annual meeting of AMD Technical Forum and Exhibition (TFE) 2010, the company was able to show a system based on AMD Llano APU. This presentation had hope in times of development and content production.