AMD's Fusion platform - which combines the CPU and GPU into the one piece of silicon - has been a hot topic of discussion ever since the ATI merger. The CPU half of Fusion was originally going to use a new core named Bulldozer, though at a recent financial analyst day meeting, AMD suggested that Fusion will initially "use existing CPU core and GPU core technologies". AMD has now confirmed that Fusion will be a dual-core design based on the existing Phenom core, and not Bulldozer.

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