AMD's upcoming CPU products based on the Fusion architecture will marry CPU cores with a DX11 class graphics core, all on the same die. A German hardware site has got hold of some data that shows what the first Fusion product, Ontario, should be capable of in terms of performance. In terms of floating-point performance, Ontario, which is said to draw around 18W, comes in at 1.351GFLOPS. For comparison, Intel's Atom D510 comes in at 0.735GFLOPS and is rated at 13W. All the numbers have to be taken with a pinch of salt, as they come from the BOINC distributed computing project, with differing OS versions clouding things further. At best we therefore have to consider them approximations of real world performance. Even so, things are looking promising for the "Bobcat" core of Ontario, though we will reserve judgement on whether it can really shake things up against the Intel competition until some products based on the CPU make it to market.
|CPU||OS||Speed (GHz)||Integer-Performance||Floating-Point Performance|
||Server 2008 R2||1.40 - 1.60?||3.047GFLOPS||1.351GFLOPS|
||Windows 7 x86||1.66||1.892GFLOPS||0.735GFLOPS|
Athlon II X2 250u
||Windows 7 x86||1.60||3.465GFLOPS||1.591GFLOPS|
Phenom II X4 965 BE
||Windows 7 x64||3.40||8.452GFLOPS||2.792GFLOPS|