As a PC hardware enthusiast, I always have the itch to find new technologies that I can have my hands work on, evidently to learn more and make use of it anytime in the future. A slight inconvenience is that I always have to put up a few cash for this new PC building project but then that is what makes me happy.
The demand for another PC in the house is slowly rising for my 7 year old kid began to take his share in using the family PC and his younger brother is being mildly influenced in the process.
I revived one of the stocked computers at the storage, yet its antiquity suffers in low performance issues and high power consumption. More or less, the question of buying a newer machine is now raised.
Low power consuming and high performing computers are now abundant in the market but a few will stand out depending on the consumer’s choice, needs and purchasing power.
As for me, I dream of building a system enough to provide power for gaming, graphics and some basic office productivity. To say the least, I only have few available resources to conjure another digital appliance as of now.
Digging in the recent technology and current prices of computer products in the market, I came across AMD’s Fusion CPUs.
AMD (world recognized producer of computer processors and close rival of Intel) has introduced a new series of processors in their line of products which boasts high performance computer chips competitive to the likes of Intel’s “Sandy Bridge” processors. Their subsequent purchase of ATI (a famous graphic chip manufacturing arm) has led them in the development of yet another competitive product in the market.
APUs (accelerated processing units) is a hybrid combination of the CPU (central processing unit) and GPU (graphics processing unit). With this technology, computer users (and builders like me) can create a low power consuming system while hauling powerful graphics for gaming and digital imaging platforms.
Needless to say, the AMD APUs was priced lower than building Intel –based computer systems. Something that AMD has offered for several years in their brand of products.
Though most of the APUs is currently built into laptops, notebooks and mobile devices, the introduction of A8 series APUs for desktop PCs will greatly affect how we will build the next generation PC systems.