AMD’s latest generation, highly integrated Trinity processor for the desktop has been released to the public. No longer is Trinity a mobile only chip. Six new processors have been made available, ranging in price from $122 for the A10-5800K, all the way down to $53 USD for the A4-5300. The top of the line A10-5800k integrates 4 of AMD’s latest Piledriver CPU cores alongside a fast ATI graphics core to produce the most practical integrated graphics solution to date.
AMD is taking aim squarely at Intel’s Core i5 processors with the release of Trinity for the desktop. The weak integrated graphics performance of Intel’s latest Ivy Bridge processors makes the Intel budget chips an easy target.
Along with the new Trinity chips comes a brand new socket, Socket FM2. The FM2 socket appears to be almost identical to the previous FM1 socket, but with an altered pin pattern the new socket isn’t backwards compatible. Neither will the new Trinity chips fit into older FM1 motherboard. Time for a new motherboard, socket FM2 here we go.
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Brazos 2.0 the newest member of AMD’s Fusion APU platform, Application Processing Unit. A new blend of graphics chip and traditional CPU, reducing an entire computer to a single chip.
AMD’s APU technology is about to be fully refreshed with it’s second generation Fusion APU’s being released, first to arrive is Brazos 2. This sub-notebook low power computing chip, Brazos 2, is now being delivered to manufacturers, technically already released as all of its customers are laptop manufacturers. Expect hardware using Brazos 2 to start appearing in early May, while the Trinity APU’s will be released on May 15.
This is the first of AMD’s next generation silicon that it hopes will take the battle to Intel. Aiming squarely for the googlies AMD hopes to take over the Ultrabook market before Intel even has it’s hardware released. This will of course require AMD to execute their plan without unexpected hold-ups or cancellations.
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