AMD 2nd Gen APU "Trinity" Preview - PAGE 1

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harbin May 15, 12
Looks to be a very strong, low power, low profile chip. Could really make AMD gain huge ground in chips for netbooks, laptops, tablets, low-profile desktops and maybe even smartphones, providing the price is low enough for PC manufacturers to add them to their products, providing those benchmarks haven't been made to look like AMD is taking a lead. Could even maybe threaten the i3.

I know it isn't really on topic, but have AMD said anything about their second-gen Bulldozer/Piledriver?
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Iceguy2003 May 15, 12
Good to see AMD getting back in the game with the mobile offerings.
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hiigaran May 15, 12
in a way, its a good thing that AMD is diverting more attention to the mobile sector, while leaving intel with the powerful stuff. of course, it might be economically bad, considering it makes each company more monopolistic in their areas, but i think we can expect to see much better products, at least on AMDs end in the mobile market.
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The Supreme Extreme May 22, 12
AMD's Trinity is awesome compared to Ivy Bridge considering that it gets better battery life, it's GPU is superior, and the CPU is good enough for the everyday computer user, there isn't anything the CPU can't do that the average consumer doesn't request of it.

All that with still 32nm process vs. Ivy Bridge 22nm process and a cheaper price. Booyah. AMD wins this round, first time in 5 years.
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hiigaran May 22, 12
well its not surprising, considering AMD is focusing more on the mobile market, while intel sticks to the workhorses.
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The Supreme Extreme May 22, 12
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well its not surprising, considering AMD is focusing more on the mobile market, while intel sticks to the workhorses.
And the mobile market clearly outsells the workhorse market. Intel is a much larger corporation with many more resources to put out stronger products.

I'm just glad Intel finally has competition, if nothing else, it means it's a win for consumers, as we get a better product with cheaper prices.

Consumers don't need pure CPU performance dominance, something Intel has been trying to shove down our throats (although they make some of the best processors, if you combine them with discrete GPUs), most consumers want cheap, long battery life, computers that can play the occasional game.
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hiigaran May 22, 12
i wouldnt exactly call it competition. after the first set of APUs that were a major disappointment, AMD said they were shifting focus to the mobile market, so that essentially means intel dominates the desktop and server markets.

sure, theres more competition in the mobile area, but thats still just one out of three major areas. in any case, it is a good thing for the mobile market.
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The Supreme Extreme May 22, 12
Agreed, agreed. Desktop and servers basically belong to Intel now, although ARM is starting to emerge.
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harbin May 25, 12
TBH I remember when AMD were market leaders instead of Intel back in the late 90s. The first PC I had was an AMD.

AMD still provide a very strong alternative to Intel Xeon's though, and if you have a server that really needs it, AMD have something like 20 core server CPUs.

Having said that, perhaps when it's time to upgrade my desktop, it will probably be an Intel CPU in it, unless AMD pull off an amazing desktop CPU.

With APUs though, because they have everything on one chip, and have less power requirements than running a separate, equivalent quad core CPU and the equivalent GPU, I can see it definately taking a foothold on laptops, netbooks, tablets and mobile devices... won't be dead on the desktop market though because it will probably take a foothold in nettops and those monitor-pc thingies... the only thing though is the stock cooler on these aren't brilliant. Even cheap aftermarket coolers perform better than the stock, which kinda makes me wonder why AMD don't atleast provide a good stock cooler for their CPUs, especially since aftermarket ones void warranty (although aftermarket ones are mainly for people who overclock and overclocking voids warranty).

Mind you, I don't get how using a different cooler than stock to keep your CPU cooler, and healthier voids warranty. How does AMD even know if you've used an alternative cooler? :cooler:
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hiigaran May 25, 12
i dont recall any warranty being voided on a cpu or apu. where did you hear that, anyway?
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