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Advanced Micro Devices this week showed its next-generation accelerated processing unit (APU) for client computers. The new code-named Trinity chip is due in 2012 and will utilize x86 cores based on improved Bulldozer micro-architecture as well as DirectX 11-class graphics engine.

At the press conference at Computex Taipei 2011, AMD's vice president  demonstrated a sample of the code-named Trinity accelerated processing unit for desktop and laptop computers that will be released next year. The company officially calls it the best APU of the year 2012.

"Llano will be followed up by Trinity. Trinity utilizes Bulldozer x86 cores. [...] We have Trinity [in silicon already]. Trinity represents 2012's greatest APU. We have had it in our labs for several weeks. It looks fantastic, it has Bulldozer cores, DirectX 11 graphics," said Rick Bergman, senior vice president and general manager of products group at AMD.

Trinity is the first microprocessor that AMD showcased physically that features the company's next-generation Bulldozer x86 processing engines.

AMD's vice president did not demonstrate Trinity in action. The showcase itself proves that the company is in position to develop higher-performance solutions for the incoming fleet of personal computers.

Developers of microprocessors traditionally demonstrate working samples of their products about a year ahead of the commercial release. Still, in many cases both AMD and Intel skip the working part for competition, marketing and other reasons.

Tags: AMD, Bulldozer, Trinity, Llano

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'AMD Demonstrates "Trinity" APU with Next-Generation Bulldoze Cores.'

'AMD's vice president did not demonstrate Trinity in action'

So AMD didn't demonstrate the chip. A better and non-misleading title might be 'AMD shows Off "Trinity"' maybe?
5 0 [Posted by: GavinT  | Date: 06/03/11 04:30:11 AM]
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If AMD delays Bulldozer one more time, then they can skip the introduction of the "current" gen Bulldozer completely and intro the next gen, if they have it already on silicon...
0 0 [Posted by: tmold  | Date: 06/04/11 08:45:50 AM]
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Well, they have a physical chip showed this week. I bet they use a premature design for BD arch.

A good way to distract the attention from the delay announcement of BD desktop processor.
0 0 [Posted by: texasti  | Date: 06/04/11 11:16:40 AM]
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Bulldozer vs. SandyBridge is already a joke. Bulldozer vs Ivy Bridge (if BD gets pushed back to 2012) will be sad.
1 2 [Posted by: AnonymousGuy  | Date: 06/04/11 02:54:53 PM]
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Showing off Bulldozer 2 befor Bulldoze 1 is out.. now thats funny
0 2 [Posted by: vid_ghost  | Date: 06/05/11 10:01:15 PM]
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I'll give AMD credit at least they are already looking ahead. AMD needs to flood the hell out of the market if it wants to gain market share from intel. Come out with Trinity 6 months after Llano comes out and catch intel by surprise then slash Liano's prices once Trinity is released and move Liano to the midrange and budget cpu line and keep Trinity competititve for the highend market. That's the only real solution to AMD catching up with Intel latest cpu's. They can't keep trying to play the catch up game or else they will never be competitive again. they need to go back to how they did things when the K8 came out catch intel by surprise by keeping them on their toes.
1 1 [Posted by: SteelCity1981  | Date: 06/08/11 01:57:53 AM]
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