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    News - AMD launches Fusion for Gaming utility

    New system optimisation application for gamers goes into public beta as AMD unveils Fusion brand.
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    Re: News - AMD launches Fusion for Gaming utility

    My 6 year old son and I got the chance to test this "bad boy" gaming utility out last weekend on a newly built gaming desktop and Puma notebook and was surprised in a few areas and met expectations in other areas.

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    Re: News - AMD launches Fusion for Gaming utility

    Go on, elaborate!


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    Re: News - AMD launches Fusion for Gaming utility

    I'm almost tempted to buy an AMD system now.
    They've hooked me in with the graphics, now if only they could just pump out a chip that comes close to i7, and I'd be happy to go full AMD on my next upgrade.

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    Re: News - AMD launches Fusion for Gaming utility

    Quote Originally Posted by Will101 View Post
    Go on, elaborate!
    Net-net, I got the expected experience and performance bump on the desktop side because it initiated AMD and ATI Overdrive. I got an unexpectedly high bump on the notebook side which doesn't use Overdrive which I am primarily attributing primarily to all the foreground and background tasks being shut down. Your mileage will vary :>.

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    • Lost Planet: 5.8% “Snow” and 24% “Cave” scene frame rate improvement
    • Call of Duty 4 and Crysis, saw about a 23-29% improvement in frame rates



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    • World In Conflict: Based on the setting, improvements in frame rates were 140% for the “average” setting, 600% for the “minimum” setting and 53% for the “maximum” setting
    • Lost Planet: No improvement in frame rates


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    Re: News - AMD launches Fusion for Gaming utility

    The theory was that the CPU and GPU would be fused into one super processing unit and that only AMD would be able to do it thanks to the ATI acquisition
    Not like nVidia have been doing the same for ages with their nTune utility if you had a nVidia motherboard and graphics card.

    Only difference with this is, the ATI one will close non-needed processes for you.........Wowzers

    So, basically, its a glorified overclocking utility with process manager. I see nothing at all that would justify calling it a "fusion of CPU of GPU". Talk about marketing BS.
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    Re: News - AMD launches Fusion for Gaming utility

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    Not like nVidia have been doing the same for ages with their nTune utility if you had a nVidia motherboard and graphics card.

    Only difference with this is, the ATI one will close non-needed processes for you.........Wowzers

    So, basically, its a glorified overclocking utility with process manager. I see nothing at all that would justify calling it a "fusion of CPU of GPU". Talk about marketing BS.
    Just so I understand you logic..... are you saying because another company created something with functionality close to the Fusion Utility but added useful features like "1 click" and "process shutdown" that is "marketing BS"? How could improving the experience for end users be a bad thing? That's like saying because AMD was the first company to unlock some of their processors, Intel did it, so it's marketing BS. Come on....

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    Re: News - AMD launches Fusion for Gaming utility

    I installed and ran this utilty. It had a negative result for me; System ran in benchies.
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