AMD Officially Launches Second-Gen "Trinity" APUs

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livebriand

Now let's hope it actually competes well... (remember what they said about Bulldozer and how it turned out) If this is truly competitive with the i5 (even the Sandy Bridge one), it might actually have a decent chance.

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DU00

I like how for the CPU intensive benchmarks and battery life they use an older Intel part but when they have the edge (graphics) they choose to compare it to the newest IB parts. AMD isn't the only company doing this in benchmarks but it doesn't make it any less of an annoyance. Is it too much to ask for consistency? And I know I could look up an independent review.

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bpstone

That is not too bad considering what little power it is consumes. I cannot stand a mobile device with poor battery life.

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yu119995

I hear you. I read the review on Anandtech and they had this to say about it's battery life:

"It's worth pointing out that the concerns about AMD's battery life from a few years ago are now clearly put to rest. At least at the TDPs we've tested, AMD is easily competitive with Intel on battery life."

So that's some good news on that front.

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daveg

Gotta love how the gaming charts *start* at 80%. Hell, AMD, why stop there? Try 99%!

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pockypimp

Looking up the Intel i5-2520M referenced in the graphic and AMD is comparing their top of the line quad core to a year old dual core i5 chip. Until real benchmarks come out it's hard to say which is better but if you're going to make a graphic at least compare similar chips.

Now a better chip to compare against would be the i7-2670QM. Both would be quad core, relatively close release (Q4 11 for the Intel) and close clock speeds.

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yu119995

Here's one from Anandtech: http://www.anandtech.com/show/5831/amd-trinity-review-a10-4600m-a-new-hope/6

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Sierra11784

I think some people are dismissing the A10's CPU performance since it lags behind the Intel quad core mobile i7s. Keep in mind the A10's are aimed at Intel's dual core i5s and i7s and that the Piledriver based chip is a quad core it's not the same type of full sized cores that Intel uses. AMD's new CPU cores are about half the size of the average Intel core, so a more appropriate comparison would be an 8 core variant of Trinity(Piledriver based FX-8000). When AMD releases the new eight core Piledriver based FX chips in the fall I think Intel will have something to worry about in terms of cpu competition. That being said I think AMD did a good job with Piledriver/Trinity

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Sierra11784

Was kind of hoping they'd actually release a mobile FX series chip, but at this point it looks unlikely. As good a value Trinity is I'm looking for true quad core performance, but with decent built in graphics.A mobile version of a Piledriver based FX-8000 might give Intel's mobile quad core i7s a run for their money.

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limitbreaker

Still no L3 cache on that trinity but I guess amd knows what they're doing. I'm guessing the 29% more cpu performance is from both ipc and higher clocks? I hope the 8350fx will see that much gain, maybe then it'll finally be worth upgrading from my 1090t @ 4.14ghz

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yu119995

Man I should have picked up the 1090 instead of the 970. To this day a great CPU.

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limitbreaker

I only got it to 4ghz stable on air cooling, I only get 4.14 because of my corsair H100 liquid cooler

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praack

so it might matter in the notebook space and maybe (MAYBE) in the beginer pc market as long as you do not get CPU intensive.

but that unfortunatly is it

sorry = feeling a bit bad right now- still struggling that I have to put out more money since I have to build intel since AMD is no longer providing anything worthy

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kixofmyg0t

Not putting out anything worthy? Worthy of what? The "Benchmark Queen" award? AMD makes perfectly good CPU/APU's. You must be JohnP's son or something.

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Carlidan

We have John P an Intel FanBoy
We have Kixofmyg0t an AMD FanBoy
The world is now complete.

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yu119995

You're building a laptop?

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Ragz2richz

Maximum PC needs to do game benchmarks on these and give batterylife and FPS. Afterall, that's what you guys do. =0)

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Ghost XFX

Come on Intel Geeks. Go ahead and start Camel Spitting about how inferior this APU is to anything Intel has produced thus far...

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Carlidan

Ah no one is disputing AMD's APU. What most people is disputing is AMD's CPU performance. Which isn't that good.

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Ghost XFX

Believe it or not, they have in the past and some still do. Some refuse to recognize how good these APUs are and the potential they have to get better. Which is a shame in the scheme of things because it's very possible these APUs may lead the way for AMD to show case a whole different way of computing for desktops in the near future.

But for some, it's just a cheesy gimmick by AMD...

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Carlidan

If I ever get a new laptop, probably will buy an AMD one. I usually use the laptop to watch videos and movies on my television in my loft.

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