AMD Surprises Computex Attendees with "Trinity" APU Announcement

AMD Surprises Computex Attendees with "Trinity" APU Announcement

We expected AMD to talk about its upcoming Llano platform at the Computex trade show in Taiwan, and the chip maker didn't disappoint. AMD also talked about its Bulldozer platform that has enthusiasts chomping at the bit, saying the first Bulldozer products will ship in the third quarter of this year. But then, seemingly out of nowhere, AMD held up an engineering chip it's calling 'Trinity.'

Trinity will be AMD's first Bulldozer-based APU. AMD was short on details, but speculation is that Trinity will probably sport eight cores and be compatible with the AM3+ socket.


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The name 'Trinity' has everyone wondering if there's any significance to the designation. One theory raised by U.K.'s Thinq is that it might link processing cores to shared floating point units in triplicate for improved inter-core communication. Or it might be as simple as naming the APU after Trinity, Texas.

In any event, Rick Bergman, senior VP and GM of AMD's products groups, declared AMD's Trinity APU as "the next greatest thing" after Llano and said that it will ship in 2012.
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So it sounds like we still have a while to wait before Bulldozer becomes a reality.

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Good things come to those who wait.......

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really hope its worth it.. intel is mopping the amd kiddies and i think its about time for a good old fashioned bar brawl

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Third quartet isn't too far away, gives me time to put some extra hours in at work and save up for some toys.

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"the chip maker didn't disappoint"

Yes it did? Bulldozer was delayed again! And Q3 is quite a broad date. Xbit says the products can be delayed to September which seems quite logical. Either August or September since if it was July they would say "next month". I'm really afraid that they can't hold next deadline. Afterall they have encountered problems and you never know how long those things take to fix. Bulldozer B2 better perform like a king.

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On a positive note, the more time the APU is processed and developed in the lab => the better revisions and quality can be taken into account with the delay. If AMD really wants to compete with Intel's ongoing innovations, it needs to deliver the best BANG for the buck by investing more time into its products before delivery.

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CNguyen:
On a positive note, the more time the APU is processed and developed in the lab => the better revisions and quality can be taken into account with the delay. If AMD really wants to compete with Intel's ongoing innovations, it needs to deliver the best BANG for the buck by investing more time into its products before delivery.

Still, it'd be nice if we see performance numbers so anticipation for Bulldozer will remain. As pande said, Intel really is mopping up those AMD users with it's Sandy Bridge processors and if people wait too long then Bulldozer could really be overhyped (there's a high risk it could either end up disappointing or brilliant.).

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Waiting for thing to be perfect is always better then rushing into thing that will mess you over in the long run :P

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Trinity is going to be a hotcake...BD cores + discrete level graphics...oh baby. Hybrid crossfire with AMD HD 7000 series (*Crosses Fingers*). 2012 is going to be a good year for gaming tech.

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Can't agree with you more Inspector. Let's just hope the wait is worth it in this case.

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>> Or it might be as simple as naming the APU after Trinity, Texas.

More likely named after Trinity from The Matrix. :)

VERY interesting... Can't wait to see if this is going to live up to the hype they're starting.

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Could not agree more 3vi1 they are just trying to make the chip sound sexy

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Seems like Bulldozer isn't so much of a bulldozer after all XD ....at least not yet. AMD seems to be getting dozed by Intel in terms of sales, etc., not the other way around. Just sayin'.

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