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AMD A10-5800K APU Review: Trinity Comes to the Desktop

AMD A10-5800K APU Review: Trinity Comes to the Desktop

AMD has continued refining its Fusion offerings since launching the first APUs early last year. Just four months ago the company launched Trinity for mobile platforms -- arguably where its APUs provide the most value.

Now AMD is finally prepared to offer a desktop version, which brings a new socket and a new high-end chipset. Given that Piledriver improved Bulldozer's power consumption, we expect Trinity to be more efficient than Llano, while Cayman's VLIW4 architecture should boost the GPU's speed -- or so we hope.

Weekend tech reading: What HTPC users can expect from Trinity

Weekend tech reading: What HTPC users can expect from Trinity

Intel started the trend of integrating a GPU along with the CPU in the processor package with Clarkdale / Arrandale. The GPU moved to the die itself in Sandy Bridge. Despite having a much more powerful GPUs at its disposal (from the ATI acquisition), AMD was a little late...

AMD revamps APU offerings with Trinity

AMD revamps APU offerings with Trinity

AMD has launched their second generation Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) for mainstream and ultrathin notebooks, traditional and all-in-one desktops, HTPCs and embedded designs. Codenamed “Trinity”, the new APUs are described as a ground-up improvement over first generation components with double…
AMD Trinity APU internal benchmark slides surface

AMD Trinity APU internal benchmark slides surface

AMD's upcoming 'Trinity' APU is expected to swing into production as early as January 2012 and arrive in actual products somewhere around late Q1 and early Q2. Although details are rather thin regarding performance, the Turks over at DonanimHaber have…
Mini-ITX Wars: Asrock's Intel Z68 vs. AMD A75

Mini-ITX Wars: Asrock's Intel Z68 vs. AMD A75

Today we're looking at a new breed of Mini-ITX motherboards from Asrock called the Z68M-ITX/HT and A75M-ITX. The former is an Intel Z68 board that supports Intel's second-generation Core processors, while the latter utilizes AMD A75's chipset to support Socket FM1 processors, namely the new Fusion A-series desktop APUs.

To spice things up we've selected Intel and AMD's $140 CPU offerings. In other words, this review will also serve as a comparison for the Core i3-2120 and AMD A8-3850.

Rumor: AMD's Llano to remain in short supply until 2012

Rumor: AMD's Llano to remain in short supply until 2012

Last week, AMD revised its third quarter revenue forecast warning that manufacturing issues at GlobalFoundries had curbed supply of Llano processors. The company said they were throwing substantial resources at improving 32nm yields and that progress was being made. However,…
AMD announces dual-core Llano APUs for under $70

AMD announces dual-core Llano APUs for under $70

AMD today announced its first dual-core Llano APUs, the A4-330 and A4-3400, extending the lineup beyond the five models currently available and bringing the entry-level desktop APU price down to just $70. Both chips integrate a Radeon HD 6410D GPU…