AMD Readies Half a Dozen New Trinity APUs

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smithnc07

Sorry for a silly question,
The theinquirer mentioned(http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2152394/amd-release-trinity-chips-october) that the chips would be released in q2. Do these estimates tend to go on 2nd quarter spanning the fiscal year, January - March, or by the calendar year, April - June?

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livebriand

Given the clock speeds and specs here, there APUs look like they could be seriously competitive. If they can do a good job here, I might forgive them for Bulldozer. Watch out Intel!

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thetechchild

It'll be nice to see how the A10-3800K performs compared to the i7-2700K. Still, with Ivy Bridge around the corner (April?), AMD will have to move quickly.

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livebriand

I dunno... I mean, this looks promising, but then again, that's what we thought about Bulldozer, right?

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iceman08

I'm rather curious as to how the a10-3800k performs with games such as BF3 or Arkham City without a discrete graphics card

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tekknyne

7660D @ 800 MHz? Sounds sexy. Credit to AMD for paving the way for APU's. Hopefully it pays off for them. Think it can hang with my 2500K and GTX 460? Not exactly the baddest machine on the planet I know, so it shouldn't be too hard. :)

Honestly, in a few years, the only people I see using desktops in general are enthusiasts and business-class peeps. And since enthusiasts aren't exactly lining up to embrace embedded graphics, AMD really needs a good show here.

I appreciate the budget-conscious approach, but can they really compete with laptops, ultra-books, tablets and smart phones when their market just wants to play Farmville and they aren't equipped to care?

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JohnP

With a net loss of $177 Million in the 4th quarter of 2011, AMD is not doing well in competing.
The other eye opener was that the Graphics side of AMD had a 10% decrease year over year even with the introduction of the 6970. 21% of the revenue was spent on R&D, a third of a Billion dollars.

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thetechchild

They're still afloat despite Intel's presence, however. Hopefully, they'll get their act together before Intel and nVidia advance too far ahead of them.

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