AMD Trinity Desktop Chip Schedule Challenges Mobo Makers

Mainboard manufacturers told German publication heise online that only samples are available to them at this time as AMD intends to get rid of its pile of Llano processors before Trinity is released. If correct, don't expect to get a retail desktop Trinity CPU before the Christmas season is in full swing.

AMD somewhat confirmed the manufacturer statements by telling heise that only major vendors such as Acer, Asus, HP and Lenovo are getting Trinity chips right now. Retail chips will be made available "later" this year, AMD said. Manufacturers are not exactly pleased and complain that they cannot get their finalized board designs into production. They also said they lost contacts at AMD due to the layoffs at the chip maker.

It appears that AMD is clearly prioritizing its supply and is getting Trinity into the hands of those that may otherwise decide to completely rely on Intel's Ivy Bridge for this Back-to-School season. However, AMD is compromising the possible impact of Trinity by making enthusiasts wait.

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  • styrkes
    "get rid of its pile of Llano"

    but who wants them? I want Trinity.
  • capt_taco
    they're delayed like Bulldozer, let's just hope they don't suck like Bulldozer.
  • Dragoon21b
    Ok someone needs to start random drug tests over at AMD...I have been watching a lot of their decisions and just keep scratching my head and I can only come to one conclusion these guys are obviously smoking something (and it anit de good stuff Mon).
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  • styrkes
    "get rid of its pile of Llano"

    but who wants them? I want Trinity.
  • serendipiti
    styrkes"get rid of its pile of Llano"but who wants them? I want Trinity.

    Me too,
    but I will go for Ivy Bridge. Just plug a graphics card if more gpu is needed.
  • dudewitbow
    At first, i was waiting for them to be released in june for a build for my friend. rumors had gone through saying it was in august, a little disapointed, but was still willing to wait. news of it saying its no later then october, which is way past the deadline i was going to make the build for sadly.