AMD's next-generation A-series APUs is geraing up for launch.
According to a report, AMD slipped the launch date of October 2 in its channel newsletter. It did not exactly refer to any processors specifically, but the statement "October 2nd marks an exciting new chapter in modern processing history!" was good enough for SemiAccurate to conclude that this is about the new APUs.
The announcement also mentioned memory profile support as well as a note of FM2 motherboards "for future upgrades", which indicates that FM2 will not die anytime soon. Another indication that AMD's new processors are about to launch was information that Gigabyte has quietly rolled out FM2 motherboards for Trinity-based APUs. The two boards, the GA-F2A75M-D3H, as well as the GA-F2A85X-UP4, are based on AMD's A75 and A85X chipset, respectively.
The 32 nm, Trinity-powered APUs will feature will integrate a Radeon HD 7000-series graphics core. The APUs will supposedly be available from about $60 for the A4 5300 dual-core model and reach to about $132 for the A10-5800K quad-core version, according to early pricing posted by online retailers.