AMD Trinity APU desktop parts delayed until this fall

By on June 12, 2012, 7:30 AM

AMD took the wraps off their long-awaited second generation Trinity APU last month. When it was announced, we were told the APU would power mainstream and ultrathin notebooks as well as traditional and all-in-one desktops. While that still remains true, word on the street is that desktop variants have been delayed until sometime this fall.

Despite the occasional demo system on display at Computex, The Tech Report has heard through multiple motherboard makers that AMD is delaying the release of Trinity APUs for desktops. One manufacturer expected the chips to be ready by September while others noted an October release. Another was led to believe it could be even later than that.

GlobalFoundries, the company that physically makes the APU for AMD, said that yield issues were behind the delay. The delay shouldn’t affect notebook parts, however, as AMD is expected to have plenty of those on hand for back-to-school sales at the end of summer.

When the APU launched last month, AMD didn’t detail any desktop part information. They said that these components would be available later in the year. But according to a page on AMD’s website, we can expect to see two A8 and two A10 models, each with a K series processor that will feature an unlocked multiplier and a 100 watt TDP. All of the APUs will have four processing cores with frequencies ranging from 3.2GHz to 3.8GHz, 4MB of L2 cache and Radeon HD 7560D graphics.




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Guest said:

AMD just fades away....

Guest said:

yep... with such a horrible last year, they should have done sooooo much more in making sure they brought a product to market on time, but I guess they haven't learned any lessons yet. I see bankruptcy coming up next.

Guest said:

^ it's like you want AMD to die or something, so fatalistic predictions.

maybe they DID learn from the past and rather delay a good product than early ship a bad one. I'm sure no one is as let down as they are, but must be for the best in the end.

it is of everyone's interest that 99% of the market ISN'T Intel.

Opus Opus said:

I suppose the reason is rather different one. As AMD has let go off the competition and in the heat of Ivy Bridge they may not sell plentiful units. That's why they have delayed the launch.

Guest said:

You people will R-E-A-L-L-Y miss AMD if someday they disapear. Mark my words.

EEatGDL said:

^ it's like you want AMD to die or something, so fatalistic predictions.

maybe they DID learn from the past and rather delay a good product than early ship a bad one. I'm sure no one is as let down as they are, but must be for the best in the end.

it is of everyone's interest that 99% of the market ISN'T Intel.

I agree, I don't personally own any recent AMD product, but I wouldn't like Intel to be left alone with the market. Maybe if AMD situation ever turns that bad to be close to bankcrupcy, the US government would intervein for certain, just as they did with GM.

Guest said:

I just want to know what it'll hybrid crossfire with - as in, would it be worthwhile to wait for an FM2, or spend the money for FM1 with an A8-3870k, since the A10 supposedly won't fit into an FM1 board (which is REALLY stupid on AMD's part).

Guest said:

Trinity should present an interesting alternative for ultrabook-style laptops where a balance of features, low power consumption, and integrated graphics are the norm..

I guess trinity will be the-ultrabook-killer..

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