Updated: Llano and Sandy Bridge take their toll on Nvidia



Nvidia has reportedly been "forced" to exit its integrated graphics chipsets business following the success of Intel's Sandy Bridge and AMD's Llano APU. 



AMD's Apple fiasco

Apple reportedly took a close look at AMD's "Llano" APU for its new MacBook Air lineup last year, but ended up rejecting the processor due to numerous (allegedly) faulty parts.

How AMD almost had a Llano MacBook Air

Apple's MacBook Air lineup is currently powered by Intel x86 processors. But AMD could have been a real contender with its LLano chip, or so the story goes.

AMD has a GlobalFoundries problem

Two prominent analysts have confirmed that AMD is being negatively affected by GlobalFoundries supply issues.

The future of Fusion and Llano

Silicon Valley chip expert David Kanter says AMD has "clearly articulated" both a software and hardware roadmap for unified CPU-GPU computing that contains "all the right pieces."  



AMD's Llano - finally, vindication!

AMD launched its landmark and long-awaited Llano processor this week in Bellevue, Washington. In many ways, Llano represents vindication for a strategy than many doubted - but was clearly AMD’s biggest chance to get out from under Intel’s dominance.

AMD kicks off APU summit with A-Series launch

AMD has kicked off its Fusion Developer Summit in Bellevue, Washington with the formal launch of its next-gen A-Series APU, previously codenamed "Llano."

AMD showcases Llano APU

AMD recently showcased the raw power of its Llano APU by simultaneously processing three separate compute-and graphics-intensive workloads.

Do discrete GPUs have a future?

The PC market is clearly undergoing a paradigm shift, with the introduction of next-gen graphics platforms by industry heavyweights such as Intel (Sandy Bridge) and AMD (Ontario/Llano).

AMD says adios to ATI

AMD has finally bidden a grand adieu to its ATI co-branding of graphics cards.