Originally Posted by krasno
Wow, this looks really impressive. I doubt the CPU will be very good compared to Sandy Bridge, but the GPU surely will be a lot better and that is what attracts gamers on a bugdet.
Dual graphics chips in the same die? Crossfire IN the APU? Genius, didn't think they could cram so many transistors!
Now I'm really considering getting one of those, if the benchmarks back up their claims.
Sorry to disappoint but these APUs launching 2011 will only have a single GPU (running up to 400 cores).
It actually makes little sense to have multiple GPUs on the same die. There is overhead in using a Crossfire solution so it currently makes more sense to instead double the core count on the GPU (400->800), for example.
However, as you have noted, the branding produces stickers for laptops that claim "Quad-core and Dual Radeon graphics".
This branding is determined on whether the system also includes a dedicated Radeon GPU. In such a case, there is indeed a quad core and a dual GPU. Yes, with Crossfire. That is, you can use the APU's GPU and the dedicated GPU at the same time to get performance unseen in the ultraportable gaming sector.
Hope that clears up any confusion.