AMD Ships Five Million Fusion APUs

Wow. Big numbers out of the AMD camp, and we have to think that Intel is taking them seriously. Reportedly, AMD has sold through five million Fusion chips. For a company that just started shipping these things in volume at the start of this year, that's a mega milestone -- particularly in an economy where netbook sales are flagging. But with costly CULV machines seeming too expensive for what you get, the idea of buying a Fusion-based rig is very appealing. Each one that we have tested here has impressed us, and we've known since Fusion's launch that Intel's Atom finally had a real competitor.

Raymond Dumbeck, product marketing manager for AMD's mobile products, was quoted as saying that AMD was "sold out" of the Fusion APU, with "demand far exceedingly supply." Whenever you can sell all that you make, the accounting department is happy. It's been years since there has been any lasting good news for AMD, and we're happy to see it. Intel has ran that show for far too long, and it's about time the Atom got serious with itself.
Tags:  AMD, CPU, processor, Fusion, APU