The details on AMD's upcoming Llano have been scarce, but a summary would indicate that AMD's first APU will be mainly focused on the entry-level market and will boast a Shanghai/Phenom II-class processor core, combined with 4MB of L3 cache, a possible DDR3 memory controller, support for DirectX 11, third-gen universal video decoder, PCI Express 2.0 and the use of 32nm technology. There's also a possibility that AMD will launch the first APU designed using 28nm manufacturing technology, as the Globalfoundries is expected to have access to 28nm bulk fabrication process in 2010.
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This is something that has interested me for a while now and AMD just bought it back to the front of mind in their latest survey.
The APU(Accelerated Processing Unit) idea I think is an exciting one. Integrating a GPU and CPU into one and sharing resources where needed.
Entry level releases will be ok as you will I no doubt get the option to add a GFX anyway for gaming but having access the the GPU features of the APU for regular computing has to be a good thing.
In time I am sure there will be a higher level release which will cover gaming as well as computing I do look forward to this with a hope that AMD can do something special