AMD "Trinity" APUs pictured; rumored to launch on October 1
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 Hermitage Akihabara. They also posted Ordering Part Numbers (OPNs) of upcoming chips.
AMD OPNs provide basic information about processors, such as brand, market segment, model number, socket type, TDP, the size of L2 and L3 caches, and core stepping. The OPNs, published by the website, do match known APU specifications. Hermitage Akihabara also indicated that the full lineup will launch on October 1st, although this information was not confirmed by any other source. As a reminder, the upcoming A-Series lineup includes quad-core A10-5700, A10-5800K, A8-5500 and A8-5600K, and dual-core A6-5400K SKUs. The processors are built on "Piledriver" microarchitecture, and integrate Radeon HD 7000 series graphics. Quad-core APUs have 4 MB L2 cache, and A6 chip has 1 MB L2 cache. All "K" models do not have clock multiplier locked. The CPUs come with such performance enhancements as Turbo Core technology, support for the latest extensions to x86 instruction set, and ability to use integrated graphics unit for non-graphics calculations. Second-generation chips use new socket (socket FM2), and will require new motherboards. More detailed specifications and OPNs of all parts are provided below.
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