Even though it has been almost three months since AMD first began shipping 2nd-generation A-series “Trinity” mobile APUs, there is still no sign of their desktop counterparts. The last we heard of the desktop Trinity APUs from the Sunnyvale-based chip maker was back in July. But even back then the company merely reassured everyone that the release of the chips was “on track.” With the company still unwilling to commit to a release date, there is plenty of speculation surrounding the release schedule of these desktop APUs.
These chips will need motherboards with the chip maker’s new socket FM2, a 904-pin socket as opposed to the 905-pin one that worked with Llano APUs. As for the Fusion Controller Hub, you’ll have a choice between two chipsets: the A75 and A85X. It’s important to note here that the latter includes eight SATA 6Gb/s ports and RAID 5 support, whereas the former doesn't.
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