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AMD decided to refresh their Socket FM2 platform and release a new generation of hybrid processors for it based on Richland design. This is exactly the one that earned the “Elite Performance APU Platform” title in the mobile segment.
Today we will talk about the functionality of the mainboard and try to find out why not very fast AMD Trinity processors consume so much power after all. Which of the system components have the most serious effect on the performance and power consumption? Computing cores, Graphics or memory – what must be overclocked and why should be left alone in the nominal mode?
Trinity demonstrated some very inspiring performance in graphics tests last week. However, AMD’s traditional weakness is its x86 cores. Let’s see if the company engineers managed to resolve this problem in the new Piledriver microarchitecture that found its way into promising hybrid processors.
New hybrid AMD Trinity processors for desktop systems haven’t been officially launched yet. However, we prepared a detailed review of their graphics omponent.
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For mainstream notebooks and desktops, Trinity is AMD's second-generation APU which features up to 2X the performance-per-watt over current A-Series APUs. These hybrid processors will have a new, DirectX 11-capable, second generation AMD Radeon HD 7000 series graphics core and two-four processor cores based on Piledriver microarchitecture – further continuation of AMD Bulldozer. Trinity will be manufactured with 32 nm process.
Piledriver microarchitecture promises to boost the performance by about 10% compared with Bulldozer. It should support new FMA3 and Converged BMI instructions as well as the third version of Turbo Core technology.
New for 2012, AMD will introduce a low voltage Trinity APU that will be ideal for the next-generation of ultrathin notebook. This Trinity APU matches the experience enabled by the AMD 2011 APU in up to half the TDP.
In the desktop segment Trinity processors will be part of Socket FM2 platform also known as Virgo.
AMD Trinity is scheduled to be officially announced in the middle of 2012.
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