Friday, 21 September 2012 10:31
AMD just set out the following about the upcoming Trinity desktop launch.
October 2nd marks an exciting new chapter in modern processing history!
The next generation AMD A-Series Accelerated Processing Units, codenamed Trinity, will soon be available for the first time in the channel. Be the first to order on October 2nd.
With more cores, more speed, more graphics and more upgradability, everything that was already so innovative (APU = CPU + GPU) about the first generation A-Series APUs is now that much more entertaining.
More Cores and Speed
Up to 10 cores (4 CPU + 6 GPU)
Up to 900MHz more per part than the competition (AMD A10-5800K APU vs. Intel Core i3 3220 Processor)
Overclock for Even Higher Frequencies...Break the 1GHz barrier on the GPU!1
3X the compute of a traditional CPU2
More FPS and 1080p gaming
Better Looking HD Videos
Easy Upgrade Path
Enhanced performance capabilities and platform longevity with FM2 motherboards for future upgrades
Up to 75% boost on select graphics cards with AMD Radeon™ Dual Graphics3
AMD Memory Profile Support for automatic performance
Why Sell Trinity APUs?
What the Experts are Saying about Trinity4
“Granted the 29 percent CPU performance boost is pretty impressive, but it's that 56 percent increase in the GPU that will be of most interest to gamers. Whether you're a casual gamer who likes playing web-based games or a hardcore gamer who stands in line for every new release in the Call of Duty series, the GPU inside the new A-series APU genuinely lives up to AMD's label of ‘discrete-class graphics.’”
– Jerry Jackson, Notebook Review
“AMD has a very credible chip on their hands with Trinity, and Intel should be very worried.”
– Charlie Demerjian, SemiAccurate
“The final factor for AMD’s Trinity processor is price, which is where the chip shines brightest.”
– Scott Nichols, TechRadar
The Bottom Line
The next generation “Trinity” A-Series APUs provide even more features for the dollars (cores, frequency, upgradeability)...even more opportunity for tweaking and overclocking...and are better than ever at performing the compute-demanding activities (entertainment, gaming) today’s customers care most about.1
Download marketing assets - FPP Portal
FM2 Socket Transition Info Sheet
FM2 Socket Cheat Sheet
1. AMD's product warranty does not cover damages caused by overclocking, even when overclocking is enabled with AMD hardware or software
2. GFLOPs calculations developed by AMD performance labs measuring compute capacity for the AMD A10-5800K APU with AMD Radeon™ HD 7650D Graphics which is 736 GFLOPS. GFLOPs calculated using GFLOPs = CPU GFLOPs + GPU GFLOPs = CPU Core Freq. (3.8GHz) X Core Count (4) X 8 FLOPS + GPU Core Freq.(800MHz) X DirectX® 11 capable Shader Count (384) X 2 FLOPS.
3. Testing conducted by AMD performance labs using Diablo III @ 1920x1080, Maximum settings, shadows medium. Test configurations: AMD A10-5800K APU with AMD Radeon™ HD 6570 Graphics using 2x4GB DDR3-1866 with Windows® 7 64 bit scored 34 fps, while the same system with AMD Dual Graphics Mode enabled scored 60 fps.
4. Press Quotes:
Notebook Review, AMD A10-4600M Review: A Closer Look at AMD’s “Trinity”
SemiAccurate, Is AMD’s Trinity much better than it appears?
Tech Radar.computing, AMD Trinity processor hopes to take on Ultrabook market