Mac mini 2011 - CPU AMD Fusion "Llano" ???

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Shelll, Apr 30, 2011.

  1. Shelll macrumors newbie

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    What you think, is there any chances to see in Mac mini 2011 - CPU AMD Fusion "Llano" ???
    November 2010 was an articles in web, about possible cooperation, for example:
    http://gigaom.com/apple/amd-fusion-processors-coming-to-future-apple-computers/
    If so, is it possible to combine ThunderBolt and AMD Llano in one system ? Fusion and Mac mini - great combination for both Apple and AMD, help boost their sales, isn't it
     
  2. mdgm macrumors 6502a

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    The Mac Mini 2011 is expected to have an Intel Sandy Bridge CPU, Intel integrated graphics and Thunderbolt.
     
  3. Shelll thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, i know, this option is most probably, but apple realy likes OpenCL, and who knows ...
     
  4. mdgm macrumors 6502a

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    The article you linked to is very old and was corrected by an update. Apple uses AMD discrete GPUs in it's 15" and 17" MBPs. I don't think we'll see anything AMD in the 2011 Mini.

    It'd be a huge surprise if Apple chose to use and AMD CPU in the Mini considering they're unlikely to use a non-Intel CPU in any other Mac running OS X.
     
  5. lvlarkkoenen macrumors regular

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    While I believe it might suit an Apple PC (and a PC bought by me) because of the stronger integrated graphics, I two find it highly unlikely that Apple would switch some of their PC's from Intel to AMD. It requires them to optimize pretty much everything they release for both.

    On a sidenote, when AMD recently stated they were shipping their first Llano processors, it was predicted that OEM's will release Fusion-based machines not before june and I'm thinking new mini's will come next week with the iMacs (not that that's certain yet but hey, a man can dream right?). These two don't really match up, no matter how much I want them to.

    Edit: Also, any ideas about Fusions TDP?
     
  6. Shelll thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I heard rumors, that 2 core models Llano have 25W TDP. Exactly what mini needs.
     
  7. lvlarkkoenen macrumors regular

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    That's good :) Hope remains, since the Mini's still haven't been upgraded. Still not counting on it because of the mini being the only one in their lineup to not use Intel CPU's. Unless MacBooks/Airs/Mac Pro's? Nah..

    Llano-PC's should arrive around 14th of june according to rumors. Is that a possible date for the Mini? In the week after WWDC?
     
  8. Shelll thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Quite possibly !!! I hope it will be so. Balanced hardware and performance or thunderbolt !? The answer is obvious.
    Of course, change processor to AMD is an important and complicated step for Apple, but one day it could happen, and Mac Mini 2011 is the best what it could start with...in my opinion :D
     

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