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 Post subject: Finally! Trinity arrives...
PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:16 am 
Clawhammer
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Priced right on Egg. No ITX mobo's are the immediate deal breaker for me. But who can complain with FM2 boards sporting 7 native sata III's and tipping the scale at about $125. Further highlighting Intel's closed-fisted selfishness.

All that is needed next are some useful benchmarks. Hint, Gordon, Hint!


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 Post subject: Re: Finally! Trinity arrives...
PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 5:24 pm 
Boy in Black
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Ah, shucks...I'm not impressed.

The 5600K looks like the good one at $110 and is still 100W units which isn't fit for a true iTX build. A 3.3Ghz Intel w/ HD2000 is a 95W unit and you get double the processing power. The APU is the focus here and is only on the table if a builder fully intends to never ever put a discrete GPU in the build. Apples to plums though (the 2500K is still $200), then a 55W i3 3225 at 3.3Ghz & HT w/ HD4000 would be better in the CPU area and still not far behind the AMD APU. For those that want a discrete card, the old 65W i3 2100 is still a knee-chewing umpa lumpa to deal with.

I guess I'm trying to figure out what niche AMD is trying to fit into. I surely don't see their APU thrust helping them anywhere but iTX builds and then it's still speculative.


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