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In an attempt to ensure maximum performance of its forthcoming mainstream desktop accelerated processing units (APUs), Advanced Micro Devices plans to dramatically boost clock-speeds of its code-named Trinity chips. Thanks to frequencies that are up to 800MHz higher compared to Llano APUs available now, Trinity will likely offer significantly better performance.

According to a slide, which resembles those from Advanced Micro Devices' documents, published by DonanimHaber web-site, base clock-speeds of A-series "Trinity" APUs for desktops will start at 3.20GHz and will span to 3.80GHz. Boosted Turbo Core clock-speeds of desktops accelerated processing units will be up to 4.20GHz. Frequencies of integrated graphics processing units will also be considerably higher compared to Llano and therefore will also be faster.

AMD’s second-generation code-named Trinity APU for mainstream personal computers (Comal for notebooks and Virgo for desktops) will be made using 32nm SOI HKMG process technology at Globalfoundries. The APU will feature up to four x86 cores powered by enhanced Bulldozer/Piledriver architecture, AMD Radeon HD 7000-series "Southern Islands" graphics core with DirectX 11-class graphics support, DDR3 memory controller and other improvements. The chips will be compatible with new infrastructure.

According to performance benchmarks conducted by AMD, the Trinity 35W APU with Piledriver-class x86 cores will provide 25% better x86 performance compared to Llano 35W (with K10.5+ "Husky" x86 cores) based on results obtained in PC Mark Vantage Productivity benchmark. AMD also claims that Trinity 35W will offer up to 50% better result in 3D Mark Vantage performance benchmark compared to Llano 35W.

According to documents seen by X-bit labs, staring from early and middle March, 2012, AMD intends to mass produce its desktop A-series "Trinity" accelerated processing units with 65W thermal design power (TDP). In early May, 2012, the chip designer wants to initiate mass production of desktop A-series "Trinity" APUs with 100W TDP and higher performance. The Sunnyvale, California-based chip designer plans to release Trinity in mid-2012.

Tags: AMD, Bulldozer, Trinity, Llano, 32nm, Piledriver, Virgo, Comal


Comments currently: 23
Discussion started: 02/14/12 10:06:16 AM
Latest comment: 02/20/12 12:01:16 PM
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That's quite a selection of desktop APUs.
12 4 [Posted by: beenthere  | Date: 02/14/12 12:41:22 PM]
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1 4 [Posted by: tecknurd  | Date: 02/14/12 02:39:09 PM]

Considering Intel CPU boost of 17% and 300% gpu boost Amd 25% and 50% boost shud place Amd-s Trinity apu-s a bit faster then a ivy bridge i3 or at least pretty tied. In this home segment that shud be a great news for Amd and all of us if a prying policy remain on Amd-s side.

PS: CPU performance gain off 25% is based on a mobile chip with dtp of 35w so on a desktop platform it shud bi 5% - 10% more gain. Gpu bi mi estimation shud gain only. 20% - 30%. CPU performance is gained bi enchanted steeping, it happened before with Phenom. Gpu gain estimation is bi myself based on 7000 entry level carts.
1 3 [Posted by: Zola  | Date: 02/14/12 02:46:44 PM]

I have reason to believe that the top end A10 will have the GPU performance just short of a Radeon HD6750.
0 0 [Posted by: parkerm35  | Date: 02/16/12 03:45:34 PM]

" ... by AMD, the Trinity 35W APU with Piledriver-class x86 cores will provide 25% better x86 performance compared to Llano 35W ... AMD also claims that Trinity 35W will offer up to 50% better result in 3D Mark Vantage performance benchmark compared to Llano 35W."

Another squat of information about CPU real performance and bunch of relativistic percentage blabs. They were promising that "x4" piledriver cores should outperform k10.5+ at same clock and with lower power consumption also. So i just hope that at least lower TDP will be the true if it cant be both

So A10-5000 @3.0GHz vs A8-3000 @#.0GHz would be closer to real life performance comparison, and without generic synth-benches
9 0 [Posted by: OmegaHuman  | Date: 02/20/12 12:01:16 PM]


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