Unlike Intel's solution, Fusion promises not to be a MCM (Multi-Chip Module) i.e. where multiple chips are actually sandwiched together to form a single processor; and instead, the Fusion will be based all on a single die.
Intel's Clarkdale combines a 32nm processor along with a 45nm graphics controller with a memory interface, making the CPU-GPU solution.
AMD Fusion is being manufactured using the 32nm fabrication process; and while reporting on its development, officials say production is going ahead promisingly fast, ensuring that the Fusion processor will be ready for shipping within this year.
The CPU-GPU combo processors promise to unleash a new dimension in day-to-day computing, reducing the form factor, price and circuit complication of motherboards - and hence the system. It will enhance the resource usage and device interface of the integrated graphics solutions, without any add-on dedicated graphics card, and also lead the way towards faster computing.