Skip to comments.Half of Microprocessors Sold in 2011 are Hybrid Chips with Integrated Graphics - Report.
Posted on 08/22/2012 10:31:48 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
Through the last decade the mobile and media consumption device markets have been pivotal for this hybridization trend; Apple, Broadcom, Marvell, MediaTek, Nvidia, Qualcomm, Samsung, ST Ericsson, Texas Instruments and many other processor vendors have been offering heterogeneous application-specific processors with a microprocessor core integrating a GPU to add value within extremely confined parameters of space, power and cost. Now that smartphone sales exceed computers, and tablets explode onto the market, these hybridized application specific mobile processors represent the next largest class of processor by revenue," said Tom Hackenberg, semiconductors research manager and author of the Comprehensive Processor Report.
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I bought one of these combo processor/GPU’s from AMD for a PC overhaul and have been quite happy with it!
I bought one of these combo processor/GPUs from AMD for a PC overhaul and have been quite happy with it!
I have heard they are far far better than the integrated Intel graphics that always seem buggy.
We’re talking handheld devices here, not PCs. I love my gadgets.
Hybrid usually means multiple chips in a common package.
They’re OK unless you’re a serious gamer/simmer. They can’t compete with a cpu/video card combo.
Russians buy AMD and Intel processors too, and supply many of the engineers being paid by our high-tech industry, currently slowed by our recession. The fuss over portable devices likely reflects the reality that there is now more wealth in the bureaucracy than in productive sectors. That will eventually change, though perhaps more so in other countries, since the US now imposes the highest taxes on productivity of any nation in the world. Every nation is burdened by corruption and crony capitalism but we are becoming a land where Solyndra’s bundlers walk away from a company designed to fail with what remains of the profits of the few industries still able to extract positive cash flow from the market. There are thousands of Solyndras. Good for the Russians and the Chinese and the Indians. Our media will do the bidding of our ruling communist party to justify the spreading tentacles of hope and change.
...and now that Intel has finally entered the smartphone/tablet arena with their long-awaited offering........look out.
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