In addition to the snazzy new website launched by AMD/ATI today, the chipmaker announced that they are developing a hybrid CPU/GPU system dubbed 'Fusion' for release in late 2008/early 2009:
"AMD intends to design Fusion processors to provide step-function increases in performance-per-watt relative to today's CPU-only architectures, and to provide the best customer experience in a world increasingly reliant upon 3D graphics, digital media and high-performance computing. With Fusion processors, AMD will continue to promote an open platform and encourage companies throughout the ecosystem to create innovative new co-processing solutions aimed at further optimizing specific workloads. AMD-powered Fusion platforms will continue to fully support high-end discrete graphics, physics accelerators, and other PCI Express-based solutions to meet the ever-increasing needs of the most demanding enthusiast end-users."
AMD also announced that 'integrated platforms with ATI chipsets' will be coming sometime in 2007