As processor recedes from view, AMD stands to benefit

AMD at CES unveils its Fusion platform, a new class of processor that the company is pretty excited about. Here's why changing consumer demand spells opportunity for Intel's rival.

LAS VEGAS--AMD on Tuesday unveiled its Fusion platform, a new class of processor that the company is pretty excited about.

AMD says Fusion "combines more compute capabilities than any processor in the history of computing", a chest thump for sure, but backed by a formidable family of accelerated processing units, or APUs, that combine in a single die design multi-core x86 CPU tech and a DirectX 11-capable discrete-quality graphics and parallel processing engine.

To the average Joe, that's a lot of technical gobbledegook. But if you know nothing, know this: AMD is working to display all of its competencies in one product, heating up its rivalry with Intel considerably.

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