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Advanced Micro Devices on Tuesday officially introduced its new-generation of Fusion A-series accelerated processing units (APUs) previously known as Trinity. The new chips feature new x86 code-named Piledriver cores and Radeon HD 7000-series graphics cores. AMD hopes that its new APU will help it to increase presence on the market of various notebooks.

“The latest OEM notebooks, ultrathins, all-in-ones and desktops based on the new AMD A-Series APU enable the best video and gaming experiences, highly responsive performance with AMD Turbo Core, and accelerate an ever-increasing range of productivity and multimedia applications -- in sleek, stylish designs at price points that make sense,” said Chris Cloran, corporate vice president and general manager of AMD client business unit.

The AMD A-series "Trinity" APUs feature up to four x86 cores powered by enhanced Bulldozer/Piledriver architecture, AMD Radeon HD 7000-series graphics core with DirectX 11-class graphics support, DDR3 memory controller and other improvements, such as new dynamic acceleration Turbo Core technology, improved video playback engines and so on. The new chip is made using 32nm process technology at Globalfoundries, just like its predecessor code-named Llano, but thanks to architectural improvements it is projected to be 25% - 50% faster - depending on the task - than the first-gen A-series APU.

“Our second-generation AMD A-series APU is a major step forward in every performance and power dimension, allowing users to enjoy a stunning experience without having to give up the things that matter to them most. This experience doesn’t stop at mainstream notebooks. It carries over into affordable ultrathin form factors featuring the latest in AMD Radeon graphics,” added Mr. Cloran.

The initial family of AMD A-series Fusion "Trinity" chips currently includes only five models with 17W, 25W and 35W thermal design power.

AMD claims it has a record number of design wins with companies like  Acer, Asus, HP, Lenovo, Samsung and Toshiba based on its new AMD A-series APUs, with mainstream and ultrathin notebooks as well as embedded solutions, available beginning today.

Tags: AMD, Trinity, Fusion, 32nm, Radeon

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what we need to have is cpu like the 8150 for desktop but not the weakling that an i5 can beat the high-end 3.6ghz x8 cores. pitiful.
0 1 [Posted by: idonotknow  | Date: 05/16/12 02:49:12 PM]
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Remember what happened in the auto industry, clothing and other large less agile manufacturers when a slightly lower priced items competition came in. If I was am I am not a supporter of either as I use both. It pays to look at history if one has a large market share there is only one direction to travel from dominance. Downward.
0 2 [Posted by: tedstoy  | Date: 05/16/12 04:35:13 PM]
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By virtually all accounts AMD has delivered an excellent APU in Trinity with across the board increases in CPU, GPU performance and battery life. Even when compared to Ivy Bridge AMD is the winning choice for mainstream laptops. This is great news for consumers.

Trinity powered Ultrathins are expected to cost several hundred dollars less than Intel Ultrabooks of similar CPU performance. As far as IGP is concerned Trinity offers much better performance over Intel's latest HD 4000.

http://techreport.com/articles.x/22932/14

http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1928/1/
4 5 [Posted by: beenthere  | Date: 05/16/12 05:46:09 PM]
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A few months ago AMD showed us on the slides that she had 2M/4C 17W version. Now we see there is no such a bug. It was the mystification.
1 2 [Posted by: Azazel  | Date: 05/16/12 07:47:04 PM]
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Actually you are talking about the AMD Trinity A6-4455M which is a quad core 17w model. See the link below.

There is no "mystification" by AMD -just a lack of effort on your part to read the Trinity reviews and check the AMD website before bashing.

http://products.amd.com/e...;f4=&f5=&f6=&
3 3 [Posted by: beenthere  | Date: 05/17/12 09:06:27 AM]
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I dont think its QUAD CORE Check the link it has 2 Core only they have miss label it.

http://products.amd.com/p...AutoDetectCookieSupport=1

Check this link instead

http://media.bestofmicro....-specifications-chart.jpg

AMD is Doing a Good Job in ther IGP. however it will cannibalize the Descrete GPU from ATI in Entry Level and Mid Level.
1 1 [Posted by: xentar  | Date: 05/17/12 05:23:02 PM]
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I have to buy a laptop for my boy coming to HS this Fall. I hope Ultrabook will drop to $699 by then (rumor that McAir will be $799, so Ultrabook got to be cheaper).

As far as AMD, sorry I see no incentive. Good graphic performance.. for what? Do I want my child to have a better gaming laptop, or the one that help him to do his homework faster? Also, the AMD will be in the old heavy platform. Save a few hundred bucks but my kid has to carry that weight over his back for several years. Nah, not worth it.
1 1 [Posted by: Tukee44  | Date: 05/16/12 08:06:33 PM]
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What weight? To do homeworks is enough and crapy celeron or turion, but maybe your family are robots and typing 10000 words in second... Who knows...
1 1 [Posted by: kvarta  | Date: 05/16/12 10:25:05 PM]
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Tukee44-

You obviously have not done your homework or read the actual test reviews all over the web where Trinity cleans up on Intel Sandy Bridge and even Ivy Bridge laptops in all normal apps including graphics and games.

Unless you're just trolling you might want to educate yourself on the facts before posting uninformed meritless opinions that look very silly because they aren't even close to reality.

As far as weight AMD Ultrathins will be as light as Intel's Ultra over-priced books and Mac Airs.
4 3 [Posted by: beenthere  | Date: 05/17/12 09:01:04 AM]
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I have to buy a laptop for my boy coming to HS this Fall. I hope Ultrabook will drop to $699 by then (rumor that McAir will be $799, so Ultrabook got to be cheaper).

As far as AMD, sorry I see no incentive. Good graphic performance.. for what? Do I want my child to have a better gaming laptop, or the one that help him to do his homework faster? Also, the AMD will be in the old heavy platform. Save a few hundred bucks but my kid has to carry that weight over his back for several years. Nah, not worth it.

ARE YOU SERIOUS ??? everything uses GPU power , from a browser to windows 7 green bar , you gota stop thinking that x86 performance is the only thing needed , what you need to look for is an balanced system , also the weight issue is due lame to respond too.
3 1 [Posted by: medo  | Date: 05/16/12 08:41:43 PM]
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Tukee44 is trolling and/or clueless.

The haters do this when reality bites them in the arse.
5 2 [Posted by: beenthere  | Date: 05/17/12 09:08:45 AM]
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I don't know if you are mis-informed or me. Go to site like Anandtech to read all the benchmarks for yourself. The only time Trinity does better is in 3D benchmark. I don't care for 3D benchmark. In a daily use, I care about daily work. I typically have at least 20 email thread open, 5-10 Power points, CAD, simulation, excel, and tons of webpages. My Core2Duo with IGP chucks along just fine. My boy who is entering HS, but he already writes C++ codes.
1 0 [Posted by: Tukee44  | Date: 05/17/12 08:50:08 PM]
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0 0 [Posted by: Shenaya  | Date: 05/17/12 12:54:11 AM]
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Virtually every objective Trinity review states it's a big step forward and more than enough power for most mainstream users with exceptional graphics that is far ahead of Intel's HD 4000 and Ivy Bridge.

The smart money is on AMD as Trinity delivers everything and for a lot less money. Unless all you do is crunch numbers on your laptop Trinity is by far the better choice and value.
3 4 [Posted by: beenthere  | Date: 05/17/12 09:12:45 AM]
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