AMD business-class "Trinity" APUs are shipped in Lenovo desktop
Oct 08, 2012
: Last week AMD launched second-generation "Trinity" APUs, from
entry-level A4-5300 with 2 CPU cores, and up to A10-5800K with twice
as many cores, 4 times larger cache, unlocked clock multiplier and 3
times as many GPU shaders. In addition to these consumer-oriented
products, several business-class "Trinity" processors
shipping in Lenovo ThinkCentre M78 small desktop PC.
be also available in HP Compaq Pro 6305 PC.
Bits and pieces: AMD FX-4130 is in stores, Athlon X4 700-series listed
Oct 03, 2012
: Yesterday AMD released "Trinity" APUs, several with locked clock
multiplier, and three "K" SKUs with unlocked multiplier. Locked and
unlocked parts use new box design, with white- or black-colored
background. As usually, all product specifics on boxed AMD processors,
including model and serial numbers, are listed on a sticker on the top
of the box. It seems that stickers on processors, shipped in Japan,
show wrong information.
AMD introduces retail "Trinity" APUs for desktops
Oct 02, 2012
: Today AMD officially introduced "Virgo" platform, consisting of six
different "Trinity" Accelerated Processing Units, and three
motherboard chipsets: AMD A55, A75 and A85X. The APUs integrate
2 or 4 CPU cores with discrete-class Radeon HD 7000-series graphics,
which allows them to provide good CPU and GPU performance at a
relatively low price point. As such, these processors are best suited for
entry-level to mid-class media and game systems.
Second generation AMD APUs are already in stores
Sep 30, 2012
: We previously reported that the second generation of Accelerated
Processing units (APUs) from AMD will launch on October 2. New
A-series processors, codenamed "Trinity", are expected to have better
CPU and GPU performance then older "Llano" counterparts. The upcoming
A-Series products are produced in socket FM2 form factor, incompatible
with previous generation of socket FM1 motherboards.
AMD A-Series to launch on October 2, FX-Series on October 23
Sep 25, 2012
: While Intel is almost done releasing new desktop processors for the rest
of the year, AMD has only started. Next month we will see new lineups,
based on the latest AMD Piledriver microarchitecture, which is a tweaked for
better performance and power consumption Bulldozer architecture. A-Series
"Trinity" Accelerated Processing Units will target budget / mainstream
segments of the desktop market, and,
to SemiAccurate, they will be introduced on October 2.
Pre-order prices of AMD "Trinity" CPUs
Sep 03, 2012
: The first generation of AMD Accelerated Processing Units was
based on "Llano" core, that merged Star/K10-based CPU cores with Radeon HD
6000 graphics. The A series processors had average CPU performance,
however, thanks to integrated powerful GPU, they were well suited for graphics
and video applications. In the forth quarter 2012 "Llano" parts will be
replaced with faster second-generation "Trinity" APUs, featuring 1 or
2 Piledriver modules (2 or 4 CPU cores), and Radeon HD 7000-series
AMD "Trinity" APUs pictured; rumored to launch on October 1
Aug 13, 2012
: In May AMD launched second-generation Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) with
"Trinity" core. The launch included only mobile
chips, whereas desktop "Trinity" APUs were announced in June, and so
far appeared in only in desktop computers from such OEM manufacturers
as ASUS and HP. Retail "Trinity" products were delayed, and they are
expected in late October. Pictures of these accelerated units were
published today by Japanese website
AMD reveals details of desktop "Trinity" APUs
Jun 11, 2012
: In May AMD unveiled first Accelerated Processing Units (APU), based
on "Trinity" core. The launch event didn't include any desktop Trinity
chips, and currently we don't have any reliable information on desktop
processor timeline. Last month's reports placed the desktop
"Trinity" launch in August, and more recent rumors suggest that the
APUs may be pushed back to September or October. Unlike the launch
date, specifications of forthcoming desktop processors were well-known
since February, and earlier last week they were published by AMD.
AMD to launch Brazos 2.0 in June, desktop APUs in August
May 14, 2012
: This and next quarter AMD plans to release new generation of Accelerated Processing Units
(APUs). Soon to be available microprocessors will use enhanced
microarchitecture, and feature significantly improved on-chip graphics,
codenamed Graphics Core Next. There were a couple of reports in the past
month, placing the launch of first mobile APUs in the middle of May.
Release date for mobile APUs was
last week by DigiTimes. They also revealed launch dates of desktop
APUs, and ultra low voltage processors from Brazos 2.0 platform.
First A10-5800K "Trinity" CPU benchmarks surface
Mar 23, 2012
: Next generation of "Trinity" Accelerated Processing Units (APUs),
coming later this year, will be based on
Piledriver (enhanced Bulldozer) core. Like current generation of APUs,
Trinity processors will have from 2 to 4 cores, integrate DDR3 memory controller and discrete-class Graphics
Processing Unit (GPU) on a chip, and lack L3 cache. AMD claims that Piledriver core will
improve Bulldozer microarchitecture performance by 10% on average, and
we should also see significant performance boost in 3D applications
due to GCN-based integrated graphics unit, as well as big boost in AES/SSE4/AVX-enabled applications.
Earlier this month a user in pceva.com.cn forum
benchmarks of the flagship Trinity model, A10-5800K.
AMD Trinity Desktop APU Specs Revealed
Feb 15, 2012
: Our last report on the upcoming Trinity APU gave details of part numbers for the Trinity range, including Brazos 2.0 and Vishera. Donanimhaber have now leaked further details, with a slide showing specs for the Trinity A-Series APUs. Trinity will use a new socket, FM2, which is similar to FM1 with a few pins repositioned, and it will have a Piledriver CPU core, which is the updated Bulldozer core.