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Intel and AMD took two completely different approaches when it came to launching their latest and greatest chips: Intel kicked off Ivy Bridge by launching its most powerful desktop units first, while AMD's Trinity APUs first popped up on notebooks. In fact, you still can't find a desktop Trinity chip -- but the company recently confirmed with HardwareCanucks that Trinity is on schedule to ship to component channels some time later this year and a full listing of the desktop APUs are up on the AMD website.
AMD has also recently confirmed reports that major OEMs such as Acer, Asus and HP are already receiving Trinity desktop chips, and in fact, the company told TechReport yesterday that Trinity desktop APUs are slated to start appearing in all-in-ones by the end of June. However, it looks like only the big name players are currently invited to the party; smaller mobo manufacturers say they aren't yet in on the hot Piledriver action.
We could try to sum things up with witty speech, but since we're talking hard data, here are screen grabs of the Trinity spec table over on the AMD website. You'll notice that some of the 15 processors listed are unlocked "K" versions, while all are made for the FM2 socket.
So, any thoughts as you're looking over the Trinity specs?