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28nm Trinity Successor Rumored To Debut in Q2 2013

The new APU could be released to manufacturers in sample quantities sometime in Q4 of this year and make their its way to consumers by late Q2 2013.

Fudzilla reports that the FM2-socket based Richland will be released in dual- and quad-core versions with a Radeon 8000-series DirectX 11 GPU core with up to 384 processing cores in the flagship A10 APU, and 128 cores in dual-core mainstream versions.

It is unclear whether AMD will be able to finish the design of its Steamroller CPU core for the Richland APU. While AMD is seeing quite a bit of pressure from Intel to compete with the company's 22 nm upgrade "Haswell", there appears to be internal pressure as well. Rumor has it that AMD is thinking about building impoved accelerators for web technologies such as WebCL directly into its hardware.

Steamroller could be the first APU to support this strategy.

  • goodguy713
    the release cycles are already too long ..
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  • back_by_demand
    The low end versions of these would be low enough TDP to use for nettops, but powerful enough for relatively powerful gaming. Obviously not very high end games but totally ready for an all-in-one HTPC.
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  • The_Trutherizer
    goodguy713the release cycles are already too long ..
    Wut? Feels like just yesterday the first APU came out. What's the hurry these days? Nobody can afford to buy every shiny new toy anyway.
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  • The Greater Good
    back_by_demandThe low end versions of these would be low enough TDP to use for nettops, but powerful enough for relatively powerful gaming. Obviously not very high end games but totally ready for an all-in-one HTPC.
    A lot of us tech guys (and girls) forget that not everyone needs the power that we do. Heck, sometimes WE don't even need it. This APU would meet the needs of most computer users and coupled with an SSD, would be great.
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  • Maher90
    Trinity and "RichLand" are the most recommended Processors (APU's i know) for any Budget Limited People,infact i watched on youtube the upcoming A10 and it seems good with Low and some Med settings on BF3 and other things :D (although i don't know why they added DX11 if it's not runnable at all :l?) i really like those APU's and well i guess Intel will succeed in everything even if they made Mini CPU's like what i like to call them,they will win with it.
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  • A Bad Day
    FM2-socket based Richland will be released in dual- and quad-core versions with a Radeon 8000-series

    I thought APUs typically use the previous generation GPU architecture?
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  • dudewitbow
    A Bad DayI thought APUs typically use the previous generation GPU architecture?The IGP in trinity uses 7xxx, it would make sense that the next gen chip will use the 8xxx. This also brings a high probability that the next radeon generation should be released before then as well.
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  • boiler1990
    Looking forward to these. Would like to assemble a storage server/HTPC in the near future and might hold out for these if they come out before the Ivy Bridge i3s.
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  • supall
    goodguy713the release cycles are already too long ..
    I fail to see how "a year" for a new Trinity APU is "too long".
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  • werfu
    A Bad DayI thought APUs typically use the previous generation GPU architecture?
    I makes no sense to use previous generation design in an APU, as the GPU part of it will take part of the global envelope. You want to squeeze out the best performance per Watt, to leave the most thermal capacity to the CPU part, where it is badly needed.
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