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AMD Demonstrates Trinity APU, Its Own Thunderbolt-Alternative

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. MikeMurphy

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    I really hope the CPU portion isn't a turd...

    Llano K10.6 is quite good. I would be surprised if AMD can beat it with the bulldozer arch.

    Anyone know of the improvements to the GPU? 480sp instead of 400sp?
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  2. Recus

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    30 min to convert video. Turd. ;)
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    PR bot was reciting automated response from bullet point three of page 2 of the memo he was programmed with...it was the closest canned quote that fit what the jolly fellow from HH said.

    That, or they were just giving nVIDIA shit.

    Either one is fine.
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    384 it appears. It looks to be literally to cayman what llano was to cypress...with perhaps a few more bells and whistles.

    To put it another way....instead of gpus being 1, 1/2 and 1/4 as they were for so long, they will likely be 1, 2/3, and 1/3. 1/4 (up to maximum potential of 8 rops) of the previous gen will now be integrated into the a-series. The old minimum design (up to maximum potential of 4 rops)...bobcat.

    Hope that kinda makes sense.
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  5. joyman

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    It looks that this year, or perhaps the beginning of the next will be manufactured my dream netbook/ultrabook small, lightweight but powerful enough to use it for work, but when I want to play some games on medium details I still can use it. Really this AMD Fusion tech is going to be the next best thing since sliced bread. And when the CPU part can use the FP calculation power of the GPU it will shine really good :) Well It seems there will be more on that front.
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    Very nice! This is just wow and my next laptop for working will be with that processor
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    I've got the HP Pavilion dv6-6135dx running the a8-3500 with the 6750m. Couldn't be more pleased with this Llano notebook. Runs awesome. I think these little APU's are underrated or perhaps misunderstood. Basically a notebook computer that games pretty darn well for $500.

    If this Trinity turns out to be a real jump from the Llano, I don't think a person could go wrong looking in this direction for their next ultra or notebook computer.


    LC
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    good stuff amd, good one:toast:

    ultrabook =exactly.
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    Dirt 3...and even if it is that res, that is still running with high detail while the background tasks are going. I saw no chop in fps either. That is with 3 screens going too so you also have an even greater hit. I'd like to see Intel do the same. They might handle the multitasking ok, but when pushing pixels is added to the mix on their IGPs...I don't think so.
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    I would like to see an AMD CPU that doesn't bottleneck a 7970. I have to give them props for taking the lead in the low end though. It would make a decent HTPC. A great laptop too.
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    this aint no Thunderbolt-Alternative
    its just DisplayPort and mobile igp eyefinity at work!
    Thunderbolt uses the displayport connector but different signaling, but you can use DP+Thunderbolt at the same time
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    Given a couple of years the APU will do anything all but a small handful of people will desire. I hope I can buy one of these sometime in the next year.
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    Intel HD3000 would choke on this like a midget hooker.
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    now acer just put this in a ao722 and use the as5253 external texture instead of that fingerprint magnet from the original 722 series and you have my dream netbook
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    is nice to see the steps that technology takes,would be nice to see that game devs use that technology and make some nice games
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    this is what will keep amd in business ... fusion ... intel may have better cpu's but they are far away in gpu field
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    Yes, but they are going to Directx 11.1, not just Directx 11.
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    Your in luck then. We have several of those: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/HD_7970_CPU_Scaling/5.html

    It is only when you are using multiple GPUs or old game engines that consistently show BD falling behind.
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    Quoted for truthery :) I hope desktop APUs of this generation can finally bring playable framerates with most games at lwoer resolutions (1366x768 and the like).
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    Thanks, but I do intend to Crossfire them sometime by the end of the year and quit upgrading for awhile.
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    I'm throwing money at the screen but nothing is happening D:
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    I want this, but it should also be a convertible tablet with a rotational screen and multitouch. :D
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    Exactly :laugh: :roll:


    Gen 3 of this APU of AMDs is going to blow our fucking mind :rockout:
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    now if only those intel fanbois had brains they would realise this thing is awesome.
    almost everyone i knw wants an AMD APU laptop now.
    only ones that dont want either dont knw about amd or their IQ is less than a dolphin's.


    playing dirt3, encoding video and playing HD movie all at the same time. fucking brilliant.
    and this wont "hang" like those intel mobile gpus i came across. seriously whats with this hanging issue of intel?
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    Exactly ;) I am waiting something between Acer Iconia Tab W500 and Asus Eee Pad Transformer but perhaps 12-13 inches so I can see what code I am typing :laugh: And of course under 1kg slim design but durable :rolleyes: Eh dreams...:eek:
    @de.das.dude well if I remember correctly dolphins are intelligent mammals, perhaps slightly inferior to orcas and on par with primates. So I am guessing that they would also choose AMD's APUs :D
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