AMD unveils Trinity chipsets

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May 15, 2012
  1. shakirmoledina
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    Source 1 - BBC
    Source 2 - Engadget

    AMD may be better but the market has to be changed to make it feel so. I feel I should get a amd trinity laptop (that is also going to be cheaper) rather than an intel laptop.
     
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    Is a single core GPU enough? :unsure:
     
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    Well I was looking at looking at sorting a new machine out soon but as Intel and AMD have both gone the more efficient processor rather than mega powerful this go around (traditionally it would be time for the extra power phase) which is quite commendable.

    On the other hand this might tip the balance towards a proper high end HTPC that both works on the videophile grade stuff and is both quiet and not so power hungry so I guess I await proper benchmarks (if it does games reasonably well which it looks like it could I might even be sold there). Hopefully we will get a couple of those self contained boards you drop ram and a hard drive onto in fairly short order as well.
     
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    I doubt AMD is gonna win after getting ONLY double the performance per watt after using a smaller 14nm productivity compared to 28nm
    (It seems "half" but the results should be much better thanks to lower heat-generation and voltage required that can be cost effective for a better CPU with more transistors or bigger and faster cache L1\L2 or L3)
     
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    Well, it can't be all that great if they have to use the cheapest trick in the book to market it; have a look at the graphs' starting points.

    Either way, those IGP:s won't get anywhere close to a discrete video card. They might do to play simpler games on laptops, htpc:s and other systems where energy efficiency might be a priority, but they can hardly replace a real graphics card for serious gaming.
     
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    Gaming Performance in percentage doesn't show a valid comparison at all, I've seen this graph used time and time again trying to trick consumers. I imagine a 40% increase will be something along the lines of 5fps. It would be a nice if there was a proper comparison between desktop IGPs as well, not just mobile ones.
     
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    nothing is true... once a real demo is shown of both processors working side by side on the same game and pc configurations, then we can say everything is correct
     
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    As long as it starts at the same spot for both products it doesn't really matter. There is no trickery there.
     
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    in the end, bench softwares will reveal the truth, and the truth I see is Intel dominating the high-end market and AMD dominating the cheaper mid-end market, weather or not Intel wants to take ARM's place with low energy consumption processors by using thier 14nm technology is the mystery, because if they do expect iPhone to be the next Nokia N95
     
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    If I could use the integrated graphics to play DiRT Showdown at the native rez and medium settings @ 30+FPS, I'm in. I don't care if it's a 5GB HDD, I'm in.
     
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    I think it's funny how you compared to i5 instead of i7.
     
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    That´s because the prices of laptops with a Trinity processor should be around the same level of those of i5 CPU laptops. i7 is in a different price class ( 2 times as much, I've read).
     
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    Am I the only one perturbed by the picture, looking like the laptop has blood all over the bottom of it? Does it kill people to get power?
     
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    considering the OP's avatar, no
     
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    Two questions:

    1) Are those comparisons using integrated graphics?

    2) If we bring graphics cards into equation, will the results still be the same?

    Pretty curious since I'm not the most tech savvy person, and I've been looking to buy myself a new laptop. :)
     
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    So, just as I was going to purchase an A8 APU, this comes along...
     
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    1.) Yes and i am not mistaken, they are talking about the intel hd chips from that processor with this version of the chipset
    2.) Some better graphics cards will obviously do better but ddr2 graphics cards will surely lose against this chip

    and ok i will change my avatar to make it look more less lol
     
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    • graphics good enough for light gaming (playable BF3, dragon nest)
    • fast enough for everyday tasks (word documents, youtube, movies)
    • up to 3 multi-monitor support (eyefinitiy)
    • all on a laptop!
    Count me in! :yay:
     
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    Same here...I got my AMD A6-3400 laptop almost a year ago and kinda regret buying it so damn early now that all these new models start popping outta nowhere. I just look for whatever is a good bang for my buck.
     
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    Well this will be quite expensive, so it's not all bad.
     

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