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AMD Announces Retail Availability of A-Series "Trinity" Desktop APUs

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AMD today announced retail and distribution channel availability of its second generation AMD A-Series Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) for desktop, small form-factor and home theater PCs. These new APUs target do-it-yourself (DIY) PC builders, mainstream gamers and value-added resellers who want to upgrade their PC infrastructure with affordable performance, discrete-level graphics, multiple cores and fast processing for outstanding responsiveness.

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A10-5800K for $122 is stunning!
 

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fair pricing.

course this puts the bracket for PD based FX lineup higher which is understandable
 
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Wow. I'm definitely going to have to tool around with one or more of these.
 

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Dayummmmmmmmm!

5800 for 122$!
a 4.0GHz quad core with 7660 for 122$ !!!!!!!!!!11111111111!!!!


:rockout::respect::twitch::eek:
 
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Everyone's computer just lost some value.

Great price.
 

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This price leaves money for better RAM to utilise iGPU properly. 1866MHz or more needed to do so.
 
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This price leaves money for better RAM to utilise iGPU properly. 1866MHz or more needed to do so.
That was true for Llano, I heard Trinity might be closer to demanding 2133 for optimal performance...
 
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Now just need that full review ;)
I will probably be using these in some up and coming computers I am building for some people.
 
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Yeah, now I GOT TO convince my friend to get himself one of these. And some really fast RAM, like a deal I found on some Kingston HyperX Predator 2400 kit... ooor Samsung's Green Memory... too bad those don't ship here... :(

Then there's the problem of waiting out all the "proper" mainboards to launch, ASRock has only just announced it's A85X Extreme6...
 
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Cmon canadian dave, we're waiting...
 
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After browsing the reviews posted on the TPU main page, the iGPU is definitely impressive. The CPU is a bit odd though. Faster than Llano with 4>Threads, but with 4 or more threads it's a tad slower at times. Must be the shared resource design bottlenecking the CPU still :/
 

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A10-5800K for $122 is stunning!
Are they crazy? How do they want make money with selling CPU with decent GPU power together? Will the volume make up that little price?
 
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Selling it for these prices is kinda the only option right now
 

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Very interesting at these prices...
 
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this is surely becoming my next pc build, based on this review they could handle my favourite games (dota2 and cs:go) well without any discrete graphic card.
 
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After browsing the reviews posted on the TPU main page, the iGPU is definitely impressive. The CPU is a bit odd though. Faster than Llano with 4>Threads, but with 4 or more threads it's a tad slower at times. Must be the shared resource design bottlenecking the CPU still :/
Llano was based on the Athlon IIs while Trinity is Piledriver which is the update from Bulldozer. I wouldn't be surprised a Llano besting Trinity in some stuff because the Phenoms did the same vs BD. BD only got better in extreme multitasking but Phenoms beat it on most other stuff. Some of the Athlon IIs if I remember right were Phenoms without L3 cache.

Crappy design is crappy, although only slightly less so with PD.
 
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A8-3850 and A8-3870Ks are selling for 99 & 109 $... so I don't see what the problem is here with you people o_O... Especially since I predict they will sell in big volumes.

this is surely becoming my next pc build, based on this review they could handle my favourite games (dota2 and cs:go) well without any discrete graphic card.
It's like almost every review I've read is iffy in a way or another, most showing way different results than the next or having just plain stupid test parameters (for APUs). But as far as I can tell, grab yourself one of these APUs, a board that suits you, some 2133MHz RAM and a good budget heatsink like a Hyper 212 EVO or even Corsair A70 and you're set.
 

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Selling it for these prices is kinda the only option right now
Well I do not understand, For $122 would be difficult to find an Intel Celeron/Pentium with Radeon 6570 which would be just a piece of craap...
 
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Overall I'm impressed. These APUs are CHEAP. The GPU portion is mind-blowing and the CPU portion is more than decent.

Tom's Hardware conclusion:


At its stock settings, the company’s flagship A10-5800K is generally faster than Intel’s Ivy Bridge-based Core i3-3220/3225 in heavily-threaded applications and slower in x86-oriented tasks that only run on one core. Some of our benchmarks fall somewhere in between, and the results reflect as much.
This is huge. Makes me think the enthusiast Piledriver CPU has atleast a chance at closing the gap.
 
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Low price stands for low performance.
 

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Yes yes and yes excellent. This is the perfect chip for most people on a budget and avarage joes. Decent speed all around at a very nice price point. Me like a lot.
 
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This is huge. Makes me think the enthusiast Piledriver CPU has atleast a chance at closing the gap.
It barely edges out a dual-core in heavily threaded tasks, and is only on par for Llano when it comes to heavily threaded tasks. It sounds as though the FX chips will be exactly what I said in every other thread--Phenom II's IPC but higher clocked and support for more threads. That won't make it better than Intel offerings, but it will be quite close in terms of value--at least until Haswell launches.

Yes yes and yes excellent. This is the perfect chip for most people on a budget and avarage joes. Decent speed all around at a very nice price point. Me like a lot.
I agree. It does give a nice option to people trying to build, say, $400 computers.