- Oct 23, 2004
- Dar es Salaam
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has launched its new Trinity processor family boasting "twice the performance per watt" of its earlier Llano chips.
Like Intel's rival Ivy Bridge release, the update includes up to four CPU (central processing unit) cores and a single GPU (graphics processing unit). Trinity can be set to run off as low as 17 watts, half the minimum amount possible using Llano (their previous chipset). The move should also allow traditional-sized laptops to run off their batteries for longer (upto 12 hrs).
AMD claims that the component and the accompanying software drivers are superior to the equivalent products from Intel. AMD is keen to promote Trinity's ability to handle high definition games on systems not fitted with discrete graphics cards. They say "What we are able to do with Trinity is offer HD, 1080p resolution, gaming and deliver 30 frames per second." But Intel's advantage is that it has a bigger ecosystem - there will be 10 to 15 times the number of systems using its chips than AMD's.
Comparison between i5 and Trinity
Trinity v Ivy Bridge
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.