AMD's upcoming Fusion processor, code-named Bobcat Ontario is based on two CPUs and an integrated graphics unit, on a Baroz platform with Hudson chipset.
|Distributed computing projects BOINC leaked some juicy details on the possible values of the Ontario Power APU after some testing. The client program BOINC (Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing) measures the performance of each CPU by determining the values for integer and floating point, which is necessary for the calculation of the importance for the team competition Credits, integrated with a benchmark.
We have collected the values of an Ontario-APU as well as various reference processors for you. To provide a better comparison of the values we have tried to always use the same operating system as well as similar BOINC versions. Nevertheless - even by different system configurations - fluctuations of about 10 percent (in the worst case even more) may occur. Accordingly, the following values are to be understood only as an approximation.
|The data from the Ontario dates back to the owner AMD_ProcVal, a very high probability of Accountn directly from AMD is because there still is not already published CPUs were tested.
From the available data we can draw important conclusions:
- If one uses the other two AMD CPUs as a reference, we obtain for the Ontario-APU a clock speed of 1.40 GHz, respectively (bar (reference) / Speed-up).
- As the Bobcat core was neither directly comparable with the current generation of K10 nor with less or "has cropped" integer speculation - FP pipelines - a lower IPC is being expected. Accordingly, we deduct a frequency of about 1.6 GHz.
|This would be interesting to consumers and OEMs when comparing with current Intel Atom. If the numbers above are to be correct - as unrealistic - AMD Ontario can be a credible competitor to the Atom based systems market. In the field of integrated graphics, AMD provides deep knowledge in power and features. The latter applies especially to the field of multimedia.|