AMD Fusion Gaming Utility

AMD has launched its new "Fusion" marketing campaign, promoting the synergy between their CPUs and GPUs, as detailed on their Fusion website. The program carries the slogan "The Future is Fusion," and the announcement offers a little world-class marketing-speak to describe what this means: "Fusion is AMD’s way to express how we blend our customers’ needs, dreams and desires with our unique passion for enabling innovation." Wading through this will offer a boon to owners of AMD technology, as the site offers a beta of what they are calling the AMD Fusion Gaming Utility, which is intended to improve performance on AMD processor-based PCs with the click of a button by "temporarily reducing resource-consuming background services while boosting compute performance with advanced acceleration technologies." The utility also includes options for advanced users to tune and overclock their systems. More information and the beta utility itself can be found on the Fusion for Gaming Page. Also, Bjorn3d has an article about the utility after taking it for a test drive.
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Cool
Sep 19, 2008, 00:41
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Sep 19, 2008, 00:41
 
Takes a real man to admit they were wrong.

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Sep 18, 2008, 18:56
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Sep 18, 2008, 18:56
 
Well I was wrong, it is overclocking the CPU...just not the clock multiplier. I'll know more tomorrow, I missed the call this afternoon from AMD so I must wait for the morrow.

I also ran SuperPi. Went from 31s to 29s for 1M places. Nothing major, but definitely something.
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Re: Tests
Sep 18, 2008, 18:34
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Sep 18, 2008, 18:34
 
This utility is useful to casual pc gamers. Hardcore pc gamers already have their pc's optimized manually doing what this utility does.

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Tests
Sep 18, 2008, 17:57
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Sep 18, 2008, 17:57
 
Well, he did a benchmark so cannot fault the guy if he has before and after results. I myself will grab 3DMark and do a before and after test, that is fair. I plan to run each 3 times after 3 reboots in before and after modes. That should be somewhat accurate I hope.

Any other benchmark programs like 3DMark I/We should try?

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Re: Haha
Sep 18, 2008, 17:09
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Sep 18, 2008, 17:09
 
@Riker

AMD GPU's are FINALLY up there performance wise with Nvida at less cost. Although Intel still PWNS when it comes to CPU's. Thats the facts jack!


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Re: Haha
Sep 18, 2008, 17:04
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Sep 18, 2008, 17:04
 
You'd be better off with an Intel CPU and an AMD GPU.
Why's that?

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I'm familar with the placebo affect..
Sep 18, 2008, 16:36
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I'm familar with the placebo affect.. Sep 18, 2008, 16:36
Sep 18, 2008, 16:36
 
...that's why I benchmarked it.
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Re: Haha
Sep 18, 2008, 16:14
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Sep 18, 2008, 16:14
 
Two things:

1) You'd be better off with an Intel CPU and an AMD GPU.
2) The computer speed placebo effect. I did a project on this for one of my Computer Science classes I took about 2 years ago. I coded a program in C# that had one button. All it did was toggle a colored "light" green or red. When it was "green" it was accelerating your computer. I had something like 48 volunteers use it for a few days. Nearly all of them claimed to see some increase in the speed of their computer. They used terms like "responsiveness" or "less laggy" and so forth. Ill rummage around and see if I can find that paper. It's an interesting read, at least.

"It's like you have a neon sign that just says 'raw dog me! I'm a bottom!'" -Queen Maeve
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Re: Haha
Sep 18, 2008, 15:40
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Sep 18, 2008, 15:40
 
Yeah End it All and GameXP have been around for a while now. Fusion is AMD’s way to express how we blend our customers’ needs, dreams and desires with our unique passion for enabling innovation. by giving them a task manager... wow.

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Sep 18, 2008, 15:31
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Sep 18, 2008, 15:31
 
It's not bullshit, it actually does something. I'm running on Vista32 and I got an 1100 point bump in 3dm2k6 running it in basic mode!

It was a nice surprise, me likey-likes. Games are zippier too, it's not just the benchmarks.
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Haha
Sep 18, 2008, 15:28
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Sep 18, 2008, 15:28
 
Ya, no shit! total marketing crap created by women that know nothing in the industry and faggy guys with faux hawks and frosted colored hair.

For a minute I thought this was going to fuse the GPU and CPU to be one and offload resources between the two. Of course that would probably be impossible considering the architectures of the CPU and GPU but who knows?

alas, it is just crap as usual.

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Sep 18, 2008, 14:43
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Sep 18, 2008, 14:43
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I think the proper term for this is Bullshit Marketing Awareness Platform. Windows background services and average processes of most users probably take up 2% CPU time. This sounds more like the Intel VIV project where no one can figure out what it actually is.

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Sep 18, 2008, 14:42
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Sep 18, 2008, 14:42
 
I have the same utility. It's called "End It All"
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