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AMD to Launch Trinity APUs on October 2

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.

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  • cmcghee358
    Nice. Perfect CPU for a simple office build. Couple an SSD and the layman won't even realize it's from the underdog
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  • tomfreak
    cmcghee358Nice. Perfect CPU for a simple office build. Couple an SSD and the layman won't even realize it's from the underdogthe problem now is in layman term, Intel Pentium is a better brand thanks to Intel marketing. AMD are seriously lacking in marketing their better APU product.
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  • demonhorde665
    "October 2nd marks an exciting new chapter in modern processing history!"

    While i ike AMD in general , i don't really buy this ... the only way i see any APU being truely revolutionary is if it actually intergrates a Top end GPU into it and preforms like the discrete counter part.. which we all know just won't freaging happen.
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  • styrkes
    Tomfreakthe problem now is in layman term, Intel Pentium is a better brand thanks to Intel marketing. AMD are seriously lacking in marketing their better APU product.
    I disagree, remember all that hype by the Bulldozer? Everyone thought that was going to be the killer Intel processor. Now if only they could do that with their APU product AND make sure theirs is actually competitive, then it'll be good. If the benchmarks are good, then I'll get it.
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  • adgjlsfhk
    32 nm processing was new. In 2011. Your a year and a half late.
    I know that these have graphics cards too, but it is using the 5xxx series. Would have been more impressive a year or two ago.
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  • trumpeter1994
    styrkesI disagree, remember all that hype by the Bulldozer? Everyone thought that was going to be the killer Intel processor. Now if only they could do that with their APU product AND make sure theirs is actually competitive, then it'll be good. If the benchmarks are good, then I'll get it.Bulldozer is an AMD Architecture man. And it in some cases is beaten by the Phenom 2s it was supposed to replace.
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  • alidan
    demonhorde665"October 2nd marks an exciting new chapter in modern processing history!"While i ike AMD in general , i don't really buy this ... the only way i see any APU being truely revolutionary is if it actually intergrates a Top end GPU into it and preforms like the discrete counter part.. which we all know just won't freaging happen.
    than you have no imagination, we are moving to gpu assist, and amd is already a leader in gpu and cpu together. it may not be the best for gameing, but it will speed crap up allot for most people to the point they dont need a low profile gpu anymore.

    trumpeter1994Bulldozer is an AMD Architecture man. And it in some cases is beaten by the Phenom 2s it was supposed to replace.
    and in other cases it was pulling ahead of the i7 at the time of launch.

    either way, for general computer use, it was already more than most people need to have a good experience, and from what i hear, in multitasking it was better than the i5/7, granted thats hear say but it cant be 100% discredited.

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    that said, is this useing the phenom architecture, or bulldozer?
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  • acadia11
    I heard global foundaries now feels like it will catch Intel in the die-shrink, tri-gate, etc manufacturing capabilities by 2014, too bad, AMD could have used this like year and some change ago.
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  • g00fysmiley
    as long as it has a low tdp and cn handle high rez video then i would love to throw one in a HTPC application, imagine this on an itx board and no need for a seprate graphics card. small form factor, hopefully low power usage, throw in a small ssd for the os and a nice big hdd or two for storage and you could have a nice little machine
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  • chomlee
    demonhorde665" the only way i see any APU being truely revolutionary is if it actually intergrates a Top end GPU into it and preforms like the discrete counter part.. which we all know just won't freaging happen.
    While I would like to agree with you, the previous apus (A4,A6,A8) blew away the competing low cost solutions in terms of gaming graphics but that didn't seem to help them. It seems that the main problem was that the processing power couln't compete with the core i3, i5, and i7.

    I think AMDs other problem is that they totally missed the boat on mobile cpu/gpu platform. There fore when any news comes out about desktop and laptop projections declining, it becomes a direct effect on them.
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